What was the winning answer of India’s Harnaaz Sandu at Miss Universe 2021
- India’s Harnaaz Sandu was crowned the 70th Miss Universe
- The 21-year-old won the title at the contest that was held in Israel on Sunday
- Harnaaz brought the Miss Universe crown back to India 21 years after Lara Dutta won it
India’s Harnaaz Sandhu has been crowned the 70th Miss Universe at an event that was held in Israel on Sunday. The 21-year-old won brought the Miss Universe crown back to India 21 years after Lara Dutta won it. She defeated around 80 contestants from all over the world.
Harnaaz's finale answer on young women impressed the judges.
When she was asked to speak on the piece of advice for young women watching on how to deal with the pressures they face today, Harnaaz, who is an actor in India’s Punjabi film industry, 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 (sic).”
The pageant included traditional displays of national costumes, swimwear and a series of interview questions to test contestants’ public speaking skills.
Harnaaz also gave impressive answers in other rounds as well.
Question in Round 5: Many people think climate change is a hoax. What would you do to convince them otherwise?
Honestly my heart breaks to see how nature is going through a lot of problems, and it’s all due to our irresponsible behavior. I totally feel like this is the time to take actions and talk less, because each action could either kill or save nature. Prevent and protect is better than repent and repair, and this is what I’m trying to convince you guys to do. Thank you.
The 21-year-old winner is currently pursuing her master's degree in public administration and holds a strong affinity towards acting, dancing, swimming, and horse riding. She describes herself as a quick learner, versatile, compassionate, and confident, who carries her passion with a headstrong attitude towards achieving her goals.