Miss Universe 2021 Harnaaz Sandhu is the digital cover star of the latest issue of Metro.Style.
The magazine released the digital cover of the beauty queen on Saturday, April 30.
"#MissUniverse2021 #HarnaazSandhu (@harnaazsandhu_03) is in Manila to grace the #MissUniversePhilippines2022 Coronation Night as a special guest. In between her scheduled commitments in the country, Metro.Style got to sit down with the radiant queen to talk about her reign so far and her advocacy to educate women on menstrual equity," the magazine teased on social media.
In her interview with the magazine, Harnaaz remarked that by being Miss Universe, she is able to further raise awareness about her advocacies.
“I think now I have the attention and the voice and the right platform to express my closest advocacies,” she told the magazine.
Harnaaz is an advocate of menstrual equity. According to her, it was her mother who opened her eyes to the importance of raising awareness about it.
"My mom being a gynecologist, she made me realize the importance of spreading the word on menstrual health and menstrual equity. And that’s what ignited the fire in me, and I want to make sure that this reaches every woman and we’re still going through the lack of access, a lack of knowledge, and to educate them and support each other," she stated.
Harnaaz arrived in the Philippines last April 24.
"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 told ABS-CBN News when she arrived in the country last week.
In the same interview, Harnaaz remarked that she was also looking forward to her reunion with Beatrice Luigi Gomez.
"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 became one of the judges of the Miss Universe Philippines 2022 pageant.
Following the pageant, she took to social media to congratulate the new Miss Universe Philippines winner, Celeste Cortesi.
"Congratulations to the new Miss Universe Philippines. Can't wait to witness your journey! @themissuniverseph @celeste_cortesi," she posted.