India achieved a great feat in the Miss Universe 2021 beauty pageant as 21-year-old Harnaaz Sandhu was crowned the winner. With Harnaaz being adjudged as the new Miss Universe 2021, the Punjabi girl brought back the laurel to India after a long wait since 2000. Harnaaz was a show-stopper in the final, rising from the Top 10 to the Top 3 and raising the nation’s heartbeat before being proclaimed the winner. Harnaaz is now the 70th Miss Universe 2021, and India’s third beauty to have won the title.
Fitness and yoga enthusiast Harnaz began participating in beauty competitions from a very young age. She also won the Miss Chandigarh title in 2017. A year later, Harnaz was crowned Miss Max Emerging Star India 2018. After winning two prestigious titles, Harnaz participated in Miss India 2019 in which she managed to make it to the top 12. Harnaz also starred in The Landers Music Video Teratali (Tarthalli) after winning the Miss India Punjab title in the year 2018.
She also won the Miss Diva Universe India 2021 title. Harnaz was crowned by actress Kriti Sanon herself during that time. Harnaz has made it to films even before she became a part of Miss Universe 2021. She will be seen in two Punjabi films ‘Bai Ji Kuttange’ and ‘Yaara Diyan Poo Baran’ which are slated to release next year. During Miss Universe 2021, Harnaz also impressed with her beauty in swimsuits to national costume sessions and wore a pink lehenga at the National Costume Session.
written by Aditi Gupta
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