India's Harnaaz Sandhu is the new Miss Universe, 21 years after Lara Dutta received the identify in 2000.
Ms. Sandhu represented India today on the 70th Miss Universe 2021, held in Eilat, Israel.
The 21-year-vintage from Punjab claimed the crown edging out Paraguay's Nadia Ferreira and South Africa's Lalela Mswane.
Ms. Sandhu become supplied the crown by using Andrea Meza, former Miss Universe 2020 from Mexico.
Before the Chandigarh-based totally version, only Indians have received the name of Miss Universe - actors Sushmita Sen in 1994 and Lara Dutta in 2000.
On being asked what advice she might supply to young girls on how to deal with the pressures they face, a composed Ms Sandhu stated, "The largest pressure the young people of today is facing is to trust in themselves, to understand that you are specific and that is what makes you beautiful. Stop evaluating yourselves with others and permit's speak approximately greater important matters it is taking place global."
"This is what you need to apprehend. Come out, talk for yourselves due to the fact you are the chief of your lifestyles, you are the voice of your own. I believed in myself and that's why I am status right here nowadays," Ms Sandhu said with aplomb.
Ms. Sandhu, who started her adventure in pageantry on the age of 17, has previously been crowned Miss Diva 2021, Femina Miss India Punjab 2019 and become even located in the Top 12 at Femina Miss India 2019.
She has additionally worked in Punjabi films like "Yaara Diyan Poo Baran" and "Bai Ji Kuttange".