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Miss India crowned Miss Universe 2021

Harnaaz Sandhu is now the third Miss Universe from India!

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12/13/2021 in News
Miss India crowned Miss Universe 2021

Miss India is officially Miss Universe 2021!

India's bet Harnaaz Sandhu bested 79 other candidates to claim the 70th Miss Universe crown at the pageant’s coronation night in Eilat, Israel on Monday morning, December 13 (Philippine time).

Harnaaz beat out Miss Paraguay Nadia Ferreira and Miss South Africa Lalela Mswane, who won first and second runners-up respectively. She is the third Miss Universe titleholder from India, succeeding Miss Universe 2020 Andrea Meza of Mexico.

Miss Universe Philippines Beatrice Luigi Gomez secured a spot in the Top 5 but wasn’t able to make it to the Top 3.

The Top 5 finalists, including Miss India, Miss Paraguay, Miss South Africa, Miss Colombia, and Miss Philippines, were given different questions to answer during the question-and-answer portion.

Miss India was asked: "Many people think climate change is a hoax. What would you do to convince them otherwise?"

“Honestly, my heart breaks to see how nature is going through a lot of problems and to all irresponsible behavior. And I totally feel that this is the time to take actions and talk less because each action could either kill or save nature. Prevent and protect is better than repent and repair and this is what I'm trying to convince you guys today,” Miss India confidently answered.

The same final question was given to the Top 3 finalists: “What advice would you give to young women watching on how to deal with pressures they face today?”

Miss India answered, “Well I think 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 happening worldwide. I think this is what you need to understand. Come out and speak for yourself because you are the leader of your life. You are the voice of your own. I believed in myself and that’s why I’m standing here today.”

Congratulations to our new Miss Universe!

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