21-year-old Harnaaz Sandhu, who belongs to Chandigarh was crowned the 70th Miss Universe 2021. India has won this title after 21 years; earlier Lara Dutta won the Miss Universe title in 2000. Harnaaz beat out 79 other contestants to reach the Miss Universe finale and brick the crown back home. Here are 5 things that you might not know about the new Miss Universe 2021 Harnaaz Sandhu:
1. Miss Chandigarh 2017, Miss India Punjab 2019 and Miss Diva Universe
Keeping aside the prestigious Miss Universe 2021 title, Harnaaz has also won pageant titles like Femina Miss India Punjab 2019 and Miss Diva Universe. Her optimistic views on global warming and climate change were what caught the attention of the judging panel. Apart from the titles mentioned above, Harnaaz also won Miss Chandigarh 2017 and Miss Max Emerging Star India 2018. This showcases her talent and competitive spirit.
2. Chandigarh Bound
Harnaaz was born in Chandigarh, Punjab, on 3 March 2000. She started her modelling career quite early in life when she was just a teenager. In fact, she has also worked in Punjabi films like “Yaara Diyan Poo Baran” and “Bai Ji Kuttange”. Harnaaz completed her schooling at Shivalik Public School and she also attended the Post Graduate Government College for Girls.
3. Her Inspiration
She derives her inspiration from superstar actors like Priyanka Chopra and Shah Rukh Khan. Priyanka after knowing her achievement also congratulated Harnaaz by tweeting about the same. Here’s the tweet:
4. Her prayers before finale
Before the D-day, Harnaaz posted a video on Instagram where she can be seen praying at the famous Golden Temple in Amritsar. She wrote in the caption stating “I’m already a winner. I have you all.” It clearly looks like her prayers worked with the support of all others as well.
5. Brought the Miss Universe crown home after 21 years
Only 3 Indian origin women have been able to win Miss Universe: Sushmita Sen (1994), Lara Dutta (200) and Harnaaz Kaur Sandhu (2021). After almost 21 years, Harnaaz brought the Miss Universe crown home. This Chandigarh based girl not only made Punjab proud but the whole of India.
We hope you had fun exploring these interesting facts about Harnaaz Kaur Sandhu, the new Miss Universe 2021.