India won Miss Universe crown after 21 years

India won Miss Universe crown after 21 years

Team Ambitiousbaba and AB are here with a Current Affairs Special Series. In this series, candidates will be introduced to current affairs topics daily, which will not only improve their general awareness but also will ensure that the candidates do not lack in any current affairs topic. Today’s Current Affairs topic is “Indian won Miss Universe crown after 21 years

The 21-year-old girl who representing India at the 70th Miss Universe 2021 has brought the Miss Universe crown home (India) after 21 years. The 70th Miss Universe 2021 has been concluded in Eilat, Israel. Miss Harnaaz Kaur Sandhu has won Miss Universe crown for India after long 21 years.

  • Held In– Eilat, Israel.
  • Price- $250,000 (including sponsor perks),
  • Winner-Harnaaz Sandhu (India)
  • 1st Runner Up– Nadia Ferreira (Paraguay)
  • 2nd Runner Up- Lalela Mswane (South Africa)

Miss Universe crown by Indians:

Till the date total three Indian girls/women has won Miss Universe crown which are as follows:

Year Name Known for
1994 Sushmita Sen Model/Actress
2000 Lara Dutta Actress
2021 Harnaaz Kaur Sandhu Model

Harnaaz Kaur Sandhu was delivered the crown by Andrea Meza, former Miss Universe 2020 from Mexico at the event which was live-streamed globally.

The first runner up is from Paraguay and the second runner-up is from South Africa.

About Harnaaz Kaur Sandhu:

  • Harnaaz Kaur Sandhu was born on 3rd March, 2000 and brought up in Chandigarh in a Sikh family.
  • She is pursuing her post graduate from Government College for girls in Public Administration.
  • She has just won Miss Universe 2021 and became third Indian woman to achieve the feat.
  • She was previously won Miss diva 2021 and Femina Miss India Punjab 2019.
  • She was Miss Chandigarh 2017 and Miss Max emerging star India 2018.
  • She did acting roles in many Punjabi films.

Miss Universe contest:

It is an International beauty contest which held annually by the US-based Miss Universe Organisation. It is one of the most watched beauty contests in the world.  The first contest was organized in 1926.

Question & Answer:

Q1. Who won recently concluded Miss Universe 2021 beauty pageant?

Ans. Harnaaz Kaur Sandhu

Q2. Name the first Indian who won Miss Universe 2021 contest.

Ans. Sushmita Sen (In 1994)

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