India’s Harnaaz Sandhu brings home the Miss Universe Crown after 21 years. She became the third Indian to win the crown after actors Sushmita Sen in 1994 and Lara Dutta in 2000.
The 21 years old won the crown by edging out Paraguay’s Nadia Ferreira at the 70th Miss Universe 2021, held in Eilat, Israel.
The 2020 Miss Universe Andrea Meza handed her crown to the current winner.
Her question was “advice she would give to young women on how to deal with the pressures they face”
“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. 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,” she answered.
Sandhu is an actor who idolizes Priyanka Chopra and has worked in Punjabi films, including “Bai Ji Kuttange”. Actor Priyanka Chopra took to her Instagram Story and congratulated the Miss Universe.