Harnaaz Kaur Sandhu was crowned the Miss Universe 2021 at an event held in Eilat, Israel.
After a long wait of 21 years, Harnaaz Kaur Sandhu has brought home the title of Miss Universe 2021. After winning the crown, the 21-year-old model from Chandigarh, Punjab thanked people for their support and love. Here's the complete video of what she said:
Harnaaz competed with Paraguay and South Africa in the top 3. She was presented the crown by previously reigning Miss Universe Andrea Meza from Mexico. In the final round, Harnaaz was asked, "Many people think climate change is a hoax, what would you do to convince them otherwise?".
To this, she confidently replied, “My heart breaks to see how nature is going through a lot of problems, and it is all due to our irresponsible behaviour. I totally feel that this is the time to take action and talk less. Because our each action could save or kill nature. Prevent and protect is better than repent and repair and this is what I am trying to convince you guys today.”
Before her, Lara Dutta and Sushmita Sen have brought India the crown in 2000 and 1994, respectively. Harnaaz has been in the industry for many years and even has many numerous titles to her name such as Femina Miss India Punjab 2019 and Miss Diva Universe 2021. She has also worked in some Punjabi films such as Yaara Diyan Poo Baran and Bai Ji Kuttange.