India’s Harnaaz Sandhu crowned Miss Universe 2021

13 Dec 2021 | Angelique Reyes

The Miss Universe organization hosted the 70th edition of the international pageant on 12th December 2021 in Eilat, Israel where stunning delegates from all over the world competed for the coveted title. At the end of the event, Harnaaz Sandhu of India was crowned as Miss Universe as the succeeded Miss Universe 2020 Andrea Meza of Mexico.


India’s Harnaaz Sandhu crowned Miss Universe 2021


Harnaaz Sandhu is 21 years of age and hails from Chandigarh. She is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in Public Administration and loves acting, dancing, swimming, and horse riding. Harnaaz has always had a special connection with animals and is a fitness freak who likes swimming and yoga. She firmly believes in the saying, ‘life is a process of learning, so make the most out of it.’

Miss Universe 2021 Harnaaz Sandhu’s court included –

First runner-up – Miss Universe Paraguay 2021 Nadia Ferreira

Second runner-up - Miss Universe South Africa 2021 Lalela Mswane



The national organization of Miss Diva also congratulated the queen as they wrote, “Make way for your new Miss Universe 2021 Harnaaz Sandhu! India wins the title of Miss Universe after 21 years! We can’t wait to welcome you back home Harnaaaz!!! With less than 2 months to prepare. Harnaaz has managed to surprise the nation with her passion and talent for the Universe platform and today she has created history!”

Creating history as Harnaaz broke the spell of 21 years for her country, this one is definitely an iconic win. In 1994, Sushmita Sen won Miss Universe 1994, becoming the country's first ever Miss Universe titleholder. Six years later, Lara Dutta replicated the feast marking her win as Miss Universe 2000. In the last years, India has gained a high placement as Vartika Singh placed in Top 20 in Miss Universe 2019. In the next year, Adline Castelino placed as the 3rd runner-up at Miss Universe 2020. Harnaaz Sandhu has now become the third Indian to win the Miss Universe crown.

Congratulations queen!