Mumbai: India’s Harnaaz Sandhu made every Indian proud today, on December 13, as she was crowned Miss Universe 2021, bringing the prestigious title back to India after 21 years.
As the 21-year-old wrote history, today, here are some facts about Harnaaz Sandhu who hails from Punjab and loves her ‘makke di roti and sarso da saag’.
Shouting ‘chakk de fatte’ Harnaaz Sandhu with full fervour, Harnaaz brought home the Miss Universe crown, two decades after Lara Dutta won the title in 2000. The beauty queen bagged the coveted pageant at the 70th edition of the event held in Eilat, Israel.
Born and raised in Punjab, Harnaaz Sandhu went to Shivalik Public School and Post Graduate Government College for Girls, both in Chandigarh. She is currently pursuing her Masters’ degree in Public Administration.
At the age of 17, Ms Sandhu began competing in pageantry and has won titles such as Miss Chandigarh 2017 and Miss Max Emerging Star India 2018.
In 2019, the diva won the title of Femina Miss India Punjab 2019 after which she competed in Femina Miss India and made her way in the top 12 contestants.
For now Miss Universe Harnaaz Sandhu will live in New York and is scheduled to participate in a number of events globally.