Miss Universe 2021 Harnaaz Sandhu became a judge for the preliminary interviews for the Miss Universe Philippines 2022 pageant.
Wearing a green gown created by Mark Bumgarner, the beauty queen joined the organizers and sponsors of the pageant during the preliminary interviews at Okada Manila on Wednesday, April 27.
Esther Swan, the Director of Talent Development of the Miss Universe Organization, shared a snapshot of Harnaaz at the event.
"Spotted… the Queen front [and] center at the @themissuniverseph Preliminary Show," Esther wrote on her social media page.
The Miss Universe organization also posted a clip of Harnaaz being introduced as a judge by Miss Universe Philippines 2021 Beatrice Luigi Gomez at the event.
"From being on the stage to watching it as a judge," said the Miss Universe page.
Harnaaz arrived in the Philippines on Monday, April 25.
"I think I want to explore the city. I want to explore some Filipino coffee and some food. And I am sure there will be a lot of other things so I'm going to try my best to explore everything possible," she stated in an interview with ABS-CBN News recently.
In the same interview, Harnaaz remarked that she is looking forward to being reunited with Beatrice Gomez in the Philippines.
"Bea is definitely one of the closest girls that I met during Miss Universe and we shared a lot of things together. And I am really excited to make some new memories," she remarked.
Harnaaz also led a menstrual equity tour in the country.
On her Instagram page, the beauty queen expressed her happiness being reunited with Beatrice and spreading awareness about her advocacy in the Philippines.
"Such an incredible time to reunite with my Miss Universe sister, Miss Philippines 2021. I’m so grateful to share this opportunity to spread more awareness about menstrual equity and explore your beautiful country filled with love and positivity," she stated.
"Thank you my gorgeous @beatriceluigigmz for always being by my side throughout the pageant and even after. Can’t wait to create more memories and welcome you to my diverse country, India!" she added.
The Miss Universe Philippines 2022 coronation will happen on April 30 at the Mall of Asia Arena.
Pageant fans can watch the coronation night on iWantTFC, ABS-CBN Entertainment YouTube Channel, and The Filipino Channel (TFC) on April 30 at 7 pm.