India reclaims the Miss Universe Crown after 21 years

Harnaaz Sandhu, 21, of Punjab, bags the 70th Miss Universe title which was held at Eilat in Israel.

Sandhu is the third Indian woman to bring home the Miss Universe crown after Lara Dutta in 2000 and Shusmita Sen in 1994.

Harnaaz Sandh

Miss Universe 2021 have previously won the coveted title for Femina Miss India Punjab 2019, followed by Miss Diva Universe 2021.

Actress Lara Dutta, who was crowned the title in 2000 also tweeted congratulating Sandhu on her victory, “Congratulations @HarnaazSandhu03 !!!! Welcome to the club!!! We’ve waited 21 long years for this!!! You make us SO SO proud!!! A billion dreams come true!!! @MissDivaOrg @MissUniverse”.

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