LIVA Miss Diva Universe 2021, Harnaaz Sandhu, representing India at the 70th Miss Universe 2021, has made it to the top 10!
After wooing the judges in the preliminary competition, Harnaaz oozed confidence and grace as she took over the runway for the swimsuit round. Dressed in a stunning maroon cap-sleeved swimsuit, Harnaaz impressed all and sealed her spot in the top 10.
The 21-year-old hailing from Punjab, representing India at the 70th Miss Universe 2021, held in Eilat, Israel, brought home the same crown, 21 years after Lara Dutta’s win in 2000.
Sandhu also has multiple pageant titles under her credit, including LIVA Miss Diva Universe 2021, and was crowned as Times fresh face Miss Chandigarh in 2017. She was the winner of Miss Max Emerging Star India in 2018 and became Femina Miss India Punjab in 2019. Unfortunately, she was short by 11 spots for the Femina Miss India in 2019.
Later, Sandhu represented India at Miss Universe 2021 candidate after representing Chandigarh at Miss Diva 202, held in Mumbai on September 30, 2021, and won big.
Apart from beauty pageants, she even starred in a few Punjabi films such as ‘Yaara Diyan Poo Baran’ and ‘Bai Ji Kuttange’.
Highly inspired by her mother, Harnaaz mentioned in her Miss Universe delegate bio that it’s her mother who has come out of the shackles of patriarchy and became a successful gynaecologist to lead her family. This has been the inspiration for Harnaaz to support women’s causes and aid women’s empowerment. She is also a strong supporter of women’s constitutional rights to education, careers, and freedom of choice.
The versatile, compassionate, and confident girl, Harnaaz, is now all set to leave behind a remarkable legacy that would inspire thousands of individuals.
Early life and education
Sandhu was born and raised in Chandigarh in a Sikh family. She attended Shivalik Public School and the Post Graduate Government College for Girls, both in Chandigarh. She is fluent in Punjabi, Hindi, and English.
Sandhu began competing in pageantry as a teenager, winning titles such as Miss Chandigarh 2017 and Miss Max Emerging Star India 2018. After winning the title of Femina Miss India Punjab 2019, Sandhu competed in Femina Miss India, where she ultimately placed in the Top 12.
Miss Diva 2021
On 16 August 2021, Sandhu was shortlisted as one of the Top 50 semifinalists of Miss Diva 2021. Later on 23 August, she was confirmed as one of the Top 20 finalists that would compete in the televised Miss Diva competition. During the preliminary competition held on 22 September, Sandhu won the Miss Beautiful Skin award and became a finalist for Miss Beach Body, Miss Beautiful Smile, Miss Photogenic, and Miss Talented.
She was selected in the succeeding round of the competition. During the final question and answer round, the top 5 contestants were each given different topics to speak, which the contestants themselves picked through draw. Sandhu had selected “Global Warming and Climate Change”, to which she 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 us humans have done to the environment. I do believe that we still have time to undo our irresponsible behaviour. 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.”
At the end of the event, Sandhu was crowned as the winner by outgoing titleholder Adline Castelino.
Miss Universe 2021
As Miss Diva 2021, Sandhu received the right to represent India at Miss Universe 2021. The competition was held on December 12, 2021 in Eilat, Israel. Sandhu advanced from the initial pool of 80 contestants into the top sixteen, later advancing to the top ten, top five, and top three, before being crowned as the winner. Following her win, she became the third Indian woman to be crowned Miss Universe
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