India’s Harnaaz Sandhu crowned Miss Universe 2021


India's Harnaaz Sandhu was crowned the 70th Miss Universe on Sunday at Universe Dome in Eilat, Israel.  The 21-year-old model, hailing from Chandigarh, triumphed over 79 other contestants from various countries and territories, including Miss Paraguay Nadia Ferreira and Miss South Africa Lalela Mswane, to win the prestigious title.

The news of Harnaaz's win was posted by the official Instagram account of Miss Universe Organisation. They shared the exact moment the beauty queen was crowned the coveted title at the event being held in Israel. "The new Miss Universe is…India," they captioned the clip. The clip shows Miss Universe 2020 Andrea Meza of Mexico crowning an emotional Harnaaz, who will become her successor.

Harnaaz will bring home the Miss Universe crown after 21 years. Before her, Lara Dutta was crowned the Miss Universe in 2000.