Harnaaz Sandhu's win in the Miss Universe 2021 pageant brought a smile to every Indian's face. She beated 81 contestants from around the world at the 70th Miss Universe pageant in Eilat, Israel, to bring the crown back to India after a 21-year absence.
Today, almost everyone knows this gorgeous diva because of her achievements, but did you know her quest to becoming Miss Universe began in 2017? Learn this and much more about the Miss Universe 2021's past life by looking at her old photos.
1Runner Up In Times Fresh Face At The Age Of 17
Harnaaz Sandhus started her pageantry journey at the age of 17 when she won the runner-up in the Times Fresh Face competition.
2Harnaaz Sandhu With Teachers
Harnaaz Sandhu is seen here with her school's principal. This photo was taken when Harnaaz was crowned 'Chandigarh Fresh Face 2017'. For this, she received praise from her principal, as well as a complement on her beautiful smile.
3Born And Raised In Chandigarh
Harnaaz Sandhu comes from a Sikh family and was born and raised in Chandigarh. Harnaaz's traditional Punjabi attire, which includes a Punjabi Patiala suit and a Phulkari dupatta, is beautiful.
4Born The Same Year Lara Dutta Won Miss Universe Crown
21 year old Harnaaz Sandhu was crowned Miss Universe 2021 on December 13th. She brought the title back home after 21 years. Before Harnaaz Sandhu, only two Indians had won Miss Universe: actresses Sushmita Sen in 1994 and Lara Dutta in 2000.
5Only Sister Of 17 Brothers
In the extended Sandhu family, there are 17 brothers and only one sister, Harnaaz.
6Harnaaz Is A Pet Lover
Harnaaz is a pet lover, and she has a lot of photos of street dogs and other animals on her Instagram. The name of Harnaaz's dog's name is Roger.
7Featured In Punjabi Movie
She has appeared in Punjabi films such as Bai Ji Kuttange and Yaara Diyan Poo Baran in addition to being a model for the past few years.
8A committed Student
Despite starting her career as model, Harnaaz has remained dedicated to her studies. The young model went to Chandigarh's Shivalik Public School. She attended Government College for Girls for graduation.
9Pursuing Masters' Degree In Public Administration
The international pageant title holder is presently pursuing her Master's degree in Public Administration.
10Miss India Punjab In 2019
She won the title of Femina Miss India Punjab in 2019. She also made it to the top 12 at Femina Miss India that year.