Sushmita Sen rules Miss Universe yet again, 23 years after winning the title

It's not difficult to fall in love with Sushmita Sen. Just one look at her, and you're helplessly hooked.

The Bong beauty did India proud at the world stage of Miss Universe in 1994. Yes, it's been almost 23 years; we can't believe it either. And it was right there, in the Philippines, where she first worse the Miss Universe crown, so this was a homecoming of sorts for her.

This year, for Miss World 2016, the actress, model and doting mother of two beautiful daughters joined the judges panel, and needless to say, floored everyone present!

Picture courtesy: Instagram/movifiedbollywood

For her red-carpet appearance before the main event, Sush chose this black floor-length gown with a mid-thigh slit, and paired it with a sheer black shrug. Though Miss Sen can pull off just about anything, this black number made our hearts flutter a tiny bit more than the contestants' gowns.

Picture courtesy: Instagram/sushmitasenweb

Before the D-Day (January 30), Sushmita walked the Miss World stage one last time, and evidently got a little nostalgic (for good reason). She took to social media to share the special moment with her fans:

For you #India ❤ post our #judge briefing today, got all my co judges (very sporting bunch)❤ up on the #missuniverse2016 stage in #Manila to celebrate the #platform that will change someone's life forever!!! bringing #glory to their #country as they proudly represent it!!!❤ my co judges walked n danced too(videos to follow) And I..walked this stage one last time with YOU in my heart!!!! I celebrate you...I always will!!! THANK YOU INDIA!!!❤️❤ #missuniverse1994 ❤️❤️❤️❤️

A video posted by Sushmita Sen (@sushmitasen47) on Jan 28, 2017 at 2:12pm PST

For the main event, Sushmita wore a dazzling gold-on-white outfit, making it genuinely difficult for us to take our eyes off of her.

@sushmitasen #sushmitasen, the first #missuniverse I ever worked with doing hair at #MissUSA in #southpadreisland, texas! Amazing opportunity!

A photo posted by @lalbertluiz on Jan 29, 2017 at 8:03pm PST