WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Harnaaz Sandhu of India was named Miss Universe 2021 at the pageant’s finals night held in Eliat, Israel on Sunday, December 12 (Monday morning, December 13 in Manila).
Sandhu succeeded Andrea Meza of Mexico, whose reign only lasted for seven months. Meza was crowned in May 2021 since the 2020 edition of the pageant was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
She bested 80 other candidates in the competition to be India’s third representative to win the title.
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Who is Harnaaz Sandhu, Miss Universe 2021?
She bested 79 candidates to be the third Indian beauty queen to win the title. Harnaaz’ win marks 21 years since India last coveted the crown, following Lara Dutta in 2000.
Marian Rivera inspires the best memes of Miss Universe 2021
If there’s a thing Filipinos love more than memes, it’s pageantry.
IN PHOTOS: Miss Universe 2021 long gown competition
Here are the girls in their best evening gowns, walking down the Miss Universe runway in elegance and style.
IN PHOTOS: Miss Universe 2021 swimsuit competition
The candidates wore suits in black, white, and wine red by Gottex Swim.