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HIGHLIGHTS: Miss Universe 2021 coronation night

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HIGHLIGHTS: Miss Universe 2021 coronation night

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. 

Check this page for highlights and follow-ups!

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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. 

Learn more about her here.

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Marian Rivera inspires the best memes of Miss Universe 2021

If there’s a thing Filipinos love more than memes, it’s pageantry. 

Check out the best memes of the event here.

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Miss Colombia on female leadership

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Miss Paraguay on body-shaming

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Miss South Africa on social media comments

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Miss India’s thoughts on climate change

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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.

See the photos here.

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IN PHOTOS: Miss Universe 2021 swimsuit competition

The candidates wore suits in black, white, and wine red by Gottex Swim.

See the photos here.

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An emotional moment

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LOOK: Emotional crowning moment for Harnaaz Sandhu

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