.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Sonal is on a mission to spread happiness to all, and her journey revolves around the mantra, 'sarve bhavantu sukhinah, sarve santu niramaya.'. (Photo credit: Instagram/Sonal)

  • Jaipur’s Sonal Kukreja was declared LIVA Miss Diva 2021 - 1st Runner-up in a star-studded ceremony on September 30
  • For Sonal, her life journey has been about accepting her true self, physically
  • In an interview with Opoyi, she talks about how 'The Secret' book changed her life, her expectation from Indian women, and more

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Harnaaz describes herself as a quick learner, versatile, compassionate, and confident, who carries her passion with a headstrong attitude towards achieving her goals

  • She will represent India at the 70th edition of the Miss Universe beauty pageant
  • Harnaaz has also starred in Punjabi films like ‘Yaara Diyan Poo Baran’ and ‘ Bai Ji Kuttange’
  • In an interview with Opoyi, she talks about facing body shaming as a child and her idea of beauty

Beatrice Luigi Gomez will represent the Philippines at the Miss Universe 2021 pageant in Eilat, Israel in December 2021. (Photo Credit: Instagram/@themissuniverseph)

  • Beatrice Gomez bested 27 other candidates 
  • She also won Best in Swimsuit and Best in Evening Gown
  • Four other title winners were announced alongside her

.Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Harnaaz Sandhu hails from Chandigarh. (Photo Credit: Harnaaz Sandhu)

  • Harnaaz Sandhu, a 21-year-old from Punjab, was crowned Miss Diva Miss Universe India 2021
  • She will now be representing India in the at Miss Universe 2021
  • Pune’s Ritika Khatnani was crowned LIVA Miss Diva Supranational 2021

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
She also recalls how she missed seeing an Indian flag in the preliminary rounds but finally saw one during the finale. (Photo credit: PR team)

  • Adline Castelino from India was named the third runner-up at Miss Universe 2020
  • In an interview with Opoyi, she talks about how empowering was the platform
  • She adds that she wants her life to be an inspiration for all the young girls

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Adline Castelino was born in Kuwait and moved to India for pursuing her dreams. (Photo credit: Instagram/ @adline_castelinoofficial)

  • Adline Castelino secured the fourth spot at the Miss Universe pageant this year
  • Actor Celina Jaitly says that it’s good to see India ‘back in the game’ after two decades
  • Andrea Meza of Mexico won the title

Andrea Meza is the third Mexican woman to be crowned as Miss Universe. (Photo Credit: Instagram)

  • Andrea Meza is the third Mexican woman to be crowned Miss Universe
  • The 26-year-old is a software engineer by profession
  • She has been a strong advocate against gender violence

Adline Castelino is a 22-year-old woman originally from Kuwait who later moved to India to become financially independent. (Photo credit: Instagram/ @adline_castelinoofficial)

  • India's Adline Castelino reached top 5 in the Miss Universe 2020 beauty pageant
  • Andrea Meza won the Miss Universe 2020 crown
  • Castelino earlier won the Liva Miss Diva Universe 2020 pageant

Florida, May 17 (PTI) Andrea Meza of Mexico has been crowned Miss Universe for the year 2020, besting contestants from 73 other countries, including Miss India Adline Castelino, who came in ...

.Florida, USA
"Our people are dying," Thuzar Wint Lwin, Myanmar Miss Universe contestant, said in a video message. (Photo Credit: Thuzar Wint Lwin/ Instagram)

  • Thuzar Wint Lwin represented Myanmar at the Miss Universe pageant 
  • She used the platform to urge the world to speak out against the military junta
  • She is among dozens of Myanmar celebrities who have voiced opposition to the coup