India’s Harnaaz Sandhu becomes Miss Universe 2021!
The 21-year old brings home the title back after 21 years. Andrea Meza of Mexico, the former Miss Universe 2020 crowned her successor Sandhu as Miss Universe for the year 2021.
Sandhu hailing from Chandigarh represented India at the 70th Miss Universe 2021 pageant that was held on Sunday, 12th December in Eilat, Israel.
The Miss Universe title was earlier won by only two Indians – Lara Dutta back in 2000 and Sushmita Sen in 1994. And now, Sandhu becomes the next Indian beauty to bag the Miss Universe title 2021.
India’s Harnaaz Sandhu is the new Miss Universe
The official Instagram account of Miss Universe Organisation shared the big news of Harnaaz Sandhu being crowned as Miss Universe 2021.
Sharing the news, it wrote, “The new Miss Universe is…India” by adding a clip featuring the exact moment when Sandhu was announced as the new Miss Universe.
The clip also shows the emotional moment of Harnaaz when she was crowned at the event by Andrea Meza. The event was held at the Universe Arena, Port of Eilat, in Eilat, Israel.
Have a look at the beautiful moment below:
The 21-year-old Punjab beauty bagged the title by leaving behind Paraguay’s Nadia Ferreira (runner-up) and South Africa’s Lalela Mswane (second runner-up).
The Indian model cum actress topped the beauty pageant of 80 contestants. She left behind 79 other contestants from different countries and territories to bag the big title.
When Sandhu was asked what advice would she give to young women to handle the pressures faced by them, she replied, “The biggest pressure the youth of today is facing is to believe in themselves, to know that you are unique and that’s what makes you beautiful. Stop comparing yourselves with others and let’s talk about more important things that’s happening worldwide.”
She further said showing her self-confidence, “This is what you need to understand. Come out, speak for yourselves because you are the leader of your life, you are the voice of your own. I believed in myself and that’s why I am standing here today.”
Want to know who is Harnaaz Sandhu?
Harnaaz Sandhu is the latest diva to be presented with Miss Universe 2021 title.
Hailing from Chandigarh, India, she completed her schooling at Shivalik Public School and graduated from Government College for Girls, both based in Chandigarh. She is pursuing her Master’s in public administration.
She has a few other beauty pageant titles in her kitty. She emerged as the Times fresh face Miss Chandigarh in the year 2017. She was also presented with the title – Miss Max Emerging Star India in the year 2018.
Harnaaz Sandhu was crowned as the Femina Miss India Punjab in 2019. She emerged as India’s Miss Universe 2021 candidate on September 30, 2021.
She loves acting, dancing, singing, swimming, and doing yoga. She also enjoys horse riding and cooking. She entered into acting in 2021 with two Punjabi films “Yaara Diyan Poo Baran” and “Bai Ji Kuttange.”
We congratulate the diva on winning the prestigious title Miss Universe 2021!