- Harnaaz Kaur Sandhu (21) is a Chandigarh model who has worked in Punjabi films.
- The 70th Miss Universe 2021 was held in Eilat, Israel.
- She brought the crown home two decades after Lara Dutt in 2000.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday (December 13) congratulated Harnaaz Sandhu on winning the Miss Universe 2021 beauty pageant. The Prime Minister took his Twitter account and shared, “Congratulations to Harnaaz Sandhu on the crowning of Miss Universe 2021. Once again, India’s daughter makes the nation proud. Best wishes for all your future endeavors, beta! ” – he wrote on Twitter.
Congratulating Sandhu on the incredible victory, 1994 competition winner Sushmita wrote: “#yehbaat ‘Har Hindustani Ki Naz’ Harnaaz Kaur Sandhu # MissUniverse2021 #INDIAAAAAA. Ooooooo proud of you !!!! Congratulations @ harnaazsandhu_03 Thank you for representing India so beautifully, for returning the Miss Universe Crown to India in 21 years (by 21 you were destined). Wish you enjoy every moment of learning and sharing this incredible global platform, @missuniverse will provide you with… .MAY YOU REIGN SUPREME !!! My love and greetings to your Maa and family … bohut bohut Mubarak. “
The last Indian to win this title was Lara Dutta, who brought home the crown in 2000. Harnaaz, 21, defeated competitors from 79 countries to bring the title back home. The 70th Miss Universe 21 took place in Eilat, Israel. Harnaaz, which is owned by Chandigarh, Punjab, has previously won numerous competitions including LIVA Miss Diva Universe 2021 and Femina Miss India Punjab 2019. She will also star in Punjabi films such as Yaara Diyan Poo Baran and Bai Ji Kuttange.
-with ANI inputs