Former Miss Universe Sushmita Sen (1994) recently paid her condolences to Chelsi Smith, Miss Universe 1995 who died of liver cancer yesterday. Sushmita went on to share a picture of her pageant days on Twitter and wrote “I loved her smile & that generous spirit!!! Rest in peace my beautiful friend @Chelsi_Smith #MissUniverse1995 Dugga Dugga”.

In the picture, Sushmita is seen crowning Chelsi who died in Los Angeles at the age of 45. Chelsi even won the Miss Texas USA pageant in 1995 and then won Miss USA and Miss Universe the same year.

Here’s what Sushmita Sen wrote:

 

Other beauty queens also paid their tributes to the Chelsi Smith. Miss USA 1995 runner-up Shanna Moakler, took to her Instagram to share an emotional note for the late beauty queen and wrote “Having a hard time writing this. Found out the news of my good friend passing. I really don’t know how to express to the world what a funny, loving, smart”.


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Having a hard time writing this. Found out the news of my good friend passing. I really don’t know how to express to the world what a funny, loving, smart! She was so fucking smart… to smart for her own good and talented young woman she was. Because her light was so big and so bright, she changed my life. If it wasn’t for her, her beauty and her energy, her incredible destiny, I wouldn’t even be where I am today. Even when she was sick she was positive and radiant and never stopped laughing. I was crying and she was cheering me up! Thats who she was. Chelsi, I will never forget our long nights talking, singing, fighitng, dreaming… pageantry will never be the same, the world and my heart will not be the same. I will cherish my last conversations with you, I wish I was a better friend or could have done more. I know you are meant for bigger things then this world offered you. Visit me in my dreams queen I will be missing you and all your witty banter. Love love love you. Godspeed.A post shared by Shanna Moakler (@shannamoakler) on