Indian Model and Actress Harnaaz Sandhu bags the title of Miss Universe 2021

Harnaaz Sandhu

Follow Us:

Key Highlights

  • Harnaaz Sandhu becomes the first Indian in 21 years to be crowned Miss Universe in 2021

  • Sandhu had already won other beauty pageants before this.

  • While India took the first position, Paraguay and South Africa stood second and third respectively in the coveted pageant.

Who is Harnaaz Sandhu?

Harnaaz Sandhu, an actor and model, was crowned Miss Universe on Sunday, defeating 79 countries. Paraguay’s Nadia Ferreira, 22, finished second, South Africa’s Lalela Mswane, 24, came third at the 2021 Competition. Sandhu, 21, was named Miss Universe for the 70th time by Mexico’s Andrea Meza in the Israeli Red Sea resort town of Eilat. in a new tab)

Sandhu won Times Fresh Face in 2017, representing Chandigarh at 17. She won the LIVA Miss Diva Universe 2021 title. She has also worked as an actress in Punjabi films.

Sandhu became the third Indian to be awarded the tag of Miss Universe. Lara Dutta was named Miss Universe last in 2000, Sushmita Sen in 1994.  “I am immensely grateful to the Almighty, my parents, and the Miss India Organization for guiding and supporting me throughout.” Sandhu said.

Words of Inspiration

Former Indian pageant winners and beauty queens including Sushmita Sen, Lara Dutta, and Priyanka Chopra Jonas, congratulated Sandhu. The celebration was hosted by Steve Harvey. The selection committee includes Urvashi Rautela, Adamari López, Adriana Lima, Cheslie Kryst, Iris Mittenaere, Lori Harvey, Marian Rivera and Rena Sofer. It was for the first time that Israel hosted the Miss Universe ceremony with the tourism ministry spending NIS 6.5 million (around ₹16 crore).

Sandhu will relocate to New York City as Miss Universe to serve as a spokesperson. When asked to share a piece of advice for the young women, Sandhu replied, “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 that [are] happening worldwide, I think this is what you need to understand. 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 said.

Read more: Top 10 Richest Actors In India

Picture of BusinessApac


BusinessApac shares the latest news and events in the business world and produces well-researched articles to help the readers stay informed of the latest trends. The magazine also promotes enterprises that serve their clients with futuristic offerings and acute integrity.

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Get updates and learn from the best

More To Explore

About Us

West has been driving the business world owing to its developed economies. The leading part of the world is straining to sustain its dominance. However, the other parts of the world, especially Asia Pacific region have been displaying escalating growth in terms of business and technological advancements.

Copyright © 2022 - Business APAC. All Right Reserved.

Scroll to Top

Hire Us To Spread Your Content

Fill this form and we will call you.