India’s Harnaaz Sandhu wins Miss Universe 2021, Brings home the crown after 20 years

India’s Harnaaz Sandhu has been crowned Miss Universe for the year 2021.

The 21-year-old from Punjab, representing India at the 70th Miss Universe 2021 held in Israel, brought home the crown 21 years after Lara Dutta won the title in 2000.

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She edged out contestants from Paraguay and South Africa to claim the crown. Sandhu was presented the crown by Andrea Meza, former Miss Universe 2020 from Mexico.

Harnaaz Sandhu is a model and an upcoming actor. She has acted in two Punjabi films which are scheduled to release in 2022.

The model-actress is now the third Miss Universe title holder from India.
She was crowned Miss Universe India 2021 in October. Harnaaz started her beauty pageant journey with Times Fresh Face in 2017.