Harnaaz Kaur Sandhu
Miss Universe 2021
She has made India proud!
Actor-model Harnaaz Sandhu made history on December 13 after she was crowned Miss Universe 2021, beating contestants from 80 other countries.
It was after 21 years that India had brought home this title. “Bringing the glorious crown back after 21 years to India is a moment of greatest pride,” Sandhu was reported saying. During the final question and answer round, Sandhu was asked what advice would she give to young women on how to deal with the pressure they face today.
“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 said. Before Sandhu, only two Indians have won the title of Miss Universe — Sushmita Sen in 1994 and Lara Dutta in 2000.