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Who is Harnaaz Sandhu?

Harnaaz Sandhu is an Indian model who was crowned as Miss Universe 2021. She is the third model who won the title of Miss Universe after actors Sushmita Sen in 1994 and Lara Dutta in 2000.

Harnaaz represented India at the 70th Miss Universe 2021, held in Eilat, Israel. She was also the winner of Miss Diva Universe 2021. Harnaaz started her career as a model and initially participated in various fashion events and beauty pageants.

Chandigarh’s Harnaaz Sandhu crowned Miss Universe 2021

Chandigarh's Harnaaz Sandhu crowned Miss Universe 2021
Chandigarh’s Harnaaz Sandhu crowned Miss Universe 2021

Actress-model Harnaaz Sandhu made history on Monday as she was crowned Miss Universe 2021 — beating contestants from 80 countries — 21 years after India last brought home the title.

Only two Indians before Sandhu have won the title of Miss Universe — actresses Sushmita Sen in 1994 and Lara Dutta in 2000.

The 70th edition of the event was held in Eilat, Israel, where the 21-year-old bagged the coveted pageant.

The Chandigarh-based model, who is pursuing her master’s degree in public administration, was crowned by her predecessor Andrea Meza of Mexico, who won the pageant in 2020.

While Paraguay’s Nadia Ferreira, 22, finished second, South Africa’s Lalela Mswane, 24, came third.

“I am immensely grateful to the Almighty, my parents, and the Miss India Organisation for guiding and supporting me throughout.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Harnaaz Sandhu on being crowned Miss Universe.

Harnaaz Sandhu Biography, Wiki

Harnaaz Sandhu was born on 3 March 2000 in Chandigarh, India to a Punjabi Sikh family. She has done her early education at Shivalik School in Chandigarh and later did higher Education from Government College Girls Chandigarh. Harnaaz is currently pursuing her Masters’ degree in Public Administration.

Harnaaz was always passionate about modeling and got her first major breakthrough when she was crowned as Miss Chandigarh in the year 2017.

She subsequently participated in Miss Max Emerging Star India in 2018, held at Infinity Mall in Malad, Mumbai. Its finale was attended by well-known celebrities like Dabbo Ratnani, Terence Lewis.

In 2021, Harnaaz took part in the beauty pageant Miss Universe India 2021 and emerged as the winner of the competition. Consequently, she got the opportunity to represent Indian in Miss Universe 2021.

After winning Miss Diva 2021, Harnaaz Sandhu represented India at the Miss Universe 2021 which was held on 12 December 2021 in Israel’s Eilat.

From a pool of 80 contestants, Harnaaz Sandhu advanced in top sixteen, top ten, top five, and then top three before finally winning the Miss Universe 2021 title.

Harnaaz Sandhu Biography Wikipedia
Harnaaz Sandhu
Full nameHarnaaz Kaur Sandhu
ProfessionModel
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters– 176 cm
in meters– 1.76 m
in feet & inches– 5’ 9”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms– 50 kg
in pounds– 110 lbs
Figure Measurements (approx.)34-26-34
Eye ColourBrown
Hair ColourBrown
Career
Titles• Femina Miss India Punjab 2019
• Miss Diva 2021 Winner Miss Diva Universe
Personal Life
Date of Birth3 March 2000 (Friday)
Age (as of 2021)21 Years
BirthplaceChandigarh, India
Zodiac signPisces
NationalityIndian
HometownChandigarh, India
SchoolShivalik Public School, Chandigarh
College/UniversityPost Graduate Government College for Girls, Chandigarh
Educational QualificationBachelor of Information Technology
HobbiesCooking, Dancing
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/BoyfriendsNot Known
Family
Husband/SpouseN/A
ParentsNames Not Known
Favorites
ActorShah Rukh Khan
ActressPriyanka Chopra
Quote“Great things happen to those who don’t stop believing, trying, learning, and being grateful.”
Song‘Smile’ by Katy Perry

Harnaaz Sandhu Career

Harnaaz Sandhu began her pageantry career as a teenager and won titles such as Miss Chandigarh 2017 and Miss Max Emerging Star India 2018. She won Femina Miss India Punjab 2019 and was placed in Top 12 in Femina Miss India the same year. 

Sandhu was shortlisted in the Top 50 semifinalists of Miss Diva 2021 on 16 August 2021. She was placed in the Top 20 finalists on 23 August 2021.

She won the Miss Beautiful Skin award and was named a finalist for Miss Beach Body, Miss Beautiful Smile, Miss Photogenic, and Miss Talented during the preliminary competition held on 22 September 2021. 

Sandhu in her opening statement during the Miss Diva 2021 grand finale said, “From a young girl with fragile mental health who faced bullying and body shaming to a woman who emerged like a phoenix, realizing her true potential.

From an individual who once doubted her own existence to a woman who is aspiring to inspire the youth. Today, I stand proudly in front of the Universe as a courageous, vivacious, and compassionate woman who is all set to lead a life with a purpose, and to leave behind a remarkable legacy.”

During the final question and answer round at Miss Diva 2021, Sandhu chose the topic ‘Global Warming and Climate Change’ and conveyed, “One day, life will flash before your eyes, make sure it’s worth watching. However, this is not the life you want to watch, where the climate is changing and the environment is dying. It is one of the fiasco that we humans have done to the environment.

I do believe that we still have time to undo our irresponsible behavior. Earth is all we have in common and our small acts as individuals when multiplied by billions can transform the whole world. Start now, from tonight, switch off those extra lights when not in use. Thank you.”

She was crowned the Miss Diva 2021 by the previously reigning titleholder Adeline Castelino.

After winning Miss Diva 2021, Harnaaz Sandhu represented India at the Miss Universe 2021 which was held on 12 December 2021 in Israel’s Eilat. From a pool of 80 contestants, Harnaaz Sandhu advanced in top sixteen, top ten, top five, and then top three before finally winning the Miss Universe 2021 title. 

Some Interesting Facts About Harnaaz Sandhu

  • Harnaaz Sandhu was born and brought up in Chandigarh, India.
  • She holds multiple pageant titles like Femina Miss India Punjab 2019, Miss Chandigarh 2017, Miss Universe India 2021 etc.
  • She is winner of 70th Edition of Miss Universe Pageant held in Eilat, Israel. She is the second Indian model who brought home the crown, 21 years after Lara Dutta won the title in 2000. Sandhu was presented the crown by Andrea Meza, former Miss Universe 2020 from Mexico at the event which was live-streamed globally.
  • As part of the top three round, Steve Harvey asked a question “What advice would you give to young women watching on how to deal with the pressures they face today”. Harnaaz said,

“The biggest pressure the youth of today is facing, is to believe in themselves. To know that you are unique makes you beautiful. Stop comparing yourselves with others and let’s talk about more important things that are happening worldwide. Come out, speak for yourself, because you are the leader of your life. You are the voice of your own. I believed in myself and that is why I am standing here today.”

  • As Miss Universe, Sandhu will reside in New York City for a year and participate in a number of events around the world.
  • After winning the title of Miss Universe, Harnaaz’s video went viral on the internet. Host Steve Harvey asked her about her hobby – mimicking animals. He then went on to ask her to do one such impersonation. As she loves cats, she gave her best impersonation that earned roaring applause from the audience.
  • In 2019, Harnaaz also participated in Femina Miss India. She was ranked 12th at the end of competition. The season finale held at Mumbai’s Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Indoor Stadium.
  • Her parents revealed in an interview to BBC that, she had to face body shaming and was called as Kaddu in childhood.

Harnaaz Sandhu FAQ’s

Who is Harnaaz Sandhu?

Harnaaz Sandhu is an Indian model who was crowned Miss Universe 2021. She is the third model who won the title of Miss Universe after actors Sushmita Sen in 1994 and Lara Dutta in 2000.

How old is Harnaaz Sandhu?

Harnaaz Sandhu is currently 21 years old.

What is Harnaaz Sandhu’s height?

Harnaaz Sandhu is 5ft 9in tall.

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