Well-deserved kung ilarawan ng Filipino pageant fans ang naging tagumpay ng bagong Miss Universe na si Harnaaz Sandhu sa naganap na 70th edition ng Miss Universe pageant.
Si Sandhu ay isang 21-year-old actress-model mula sa Chandigarh, India at ang ikatlong Indian beauty na nakasungkit ng Miss Universe title na unang nakamit ni Sushmita Sen noong 1994 na sinundan ni Lara Duta noong taong 2000.
Stand out sa 80 lovely candidates ang India’s pride na umariba from swimsuit to evening gown to question and answer. Ibinigay ni Sandhu ang best performance niya sa Miss Universe stage.
Bukod sa kaniyang performance, nagbigay rin si Sandhu ng magandang sagot sa dalawang bahagi ng Question and Answer portion ng from top 5 down to top 3.
Ang naging tanong sa kanya: “Many people think climate change is a hoax. What would you do to convince them otherwise?”
“Honestly my heart breaks to see how nature is going through a lot of problems, and it’s all due to our irresponsible behavior. I totally feel like this is the time to take actions and talk less, because each action could either kill or save nature. Prevent and protect is better than repent and repair, and this is what I’m trying to convince you guys to do. Thank you,” ang naging sagot ng Indian beauty queen.
Nagbigay rin ng kurot sa pusong sagot si Sandhu sa huling bahagi ng Question and Answer.
“What advice would you give to young women watching on how to deal with the pressures they face today?”
“I think the biggest pressure the youth today is facing is to believe in themselves. To know that you are unique and that what makes you beautiful, stop comparing yourselves with others and let’s talk more important things that’s happening worldwide. I think this is what you need to understand. Come out and speak for yourself because you are the leader of your life, you are the voice of your own. I believed in myself, and that’s why I’m standing here today,” ang kanyang winning answer.
Sa huli, kinoronahan si Sandhu bilang Miss Universe 2021.
Samantala, first runner-up naman si Miss Paraguay Nadia Ferreira habang second runner-up si Miss South Africa Lalela Mswane.
Sa ngayon, bumubuhos ang congratulatory messages sa social media kabilang na ang mga mensahe mula sa kaniyang Miss Universe sisters.