After the final Q&A round with the final five contestants, there was a tie between Aishwarya Rai and Sushmita Sen for the first time in 29 years of history at Miss India. Both Aishwarya and Sushmita scored 9.33 after the Q&A round and judges had to ask another question from each of the top 5 contestants to decide the final winner.
Question asked to Aishwarya Rai during the tie-breaker round at Femina Miss India 1994
Q: If you have to look for qualities in a husband, would you look for the qualities in
Ridge Forrester from Bold & Beautiful or in
Mason Capwell from Santa Barbara?
A: In Mason. Though they do share a lot in common, from what we get to see, Mason does have a very caring side to him and a terrific sense of humour. And that really gels with my character.
(Aishwarya scored an average of 9.39 on this answer)
Question asked to Sushmita Sen during the tie-breaker round at Femina Miss India 1994:
Q: What do you know about the textile heritage of your country and how old has it been?
A: I think it all started with Mahatma Gandhi's Khadi. It has gone a long way since then but the basics of Indian textile heritage has been from there.
(Sushmita scored an average of 9.41 on this answer)