Harnaaz Sandhu wins Miss Universe: CLAT 2022
Welcome back to the CLATalogue GK series. Congratulations on being here consistently to better your Current Affairs Preparation. Today we will be covering Harnaaz Sandhu, or rather India’s win at the Miss Universe Pageant. Actress and model, Harnaaz Sandhu won one for India, after she beat contestants from over 80 countries to bag the prestigious Miss Universe Title. This is an important topic for GK for CLAT.
Basic and important facts at a glance:
First runner up: Nadia Ferreira
Second Runner Up: Lalela Mswane
Country: South Africa
About The 2021 Pageant:
1. Edition: 70th edition
2. Held In: The Universal Dome, Eilat, Israel
3. Crowned by: Andrea Meza [Winner, Miss Universe 2020]
Country: Mexico [won in 2020]
4. Hosted by: Steve Harvey [His 6th time hosting the Miss. World Pageant]
1. Best National Costume: Maristella Okpala
2. Spirit of the Carnival Award: Chantel O’Brian
From: The Bahamas
3. Social Impact Award: Antonia Figueroa
About Harnaz Sandhu:
1. Age: 21 years
2. From: Chandigarh
3. Educational Background: Master’s degree in Public Administration
4. Other awards:
• Times Fresh Face 2017 [also the start of her career at 17]
• Femina Miss India Punjab 2019
• Miss Diva 2021
• She was also placed in Top 12 at Femina Miss India 2019.
• LIVA Miss Diva Universe 2021
5. Career: Actress and model
A Brief History of the Miss Universe Pageant:
1. This is an annual International Beauty Pageant.
2. Run by: Miss universe organisation
3. Based out of: United States of America
4. Owned by: Miss Universe Organization and its brand are presently owned by Endeavor.
5. Telemundo has got the licensing rights to air the pageant for next 5 years.
6. Apart from Miss World; Miss International, Miss Earth and Miss Universe are among Big Four international beauty pageants.
India and the Miss Universe Title:
1. India has the won the Ms. Universe title twice before Ms. Sandhu
2. The last time was 21 years ago
Won by: Lara Dutta
3. First time: Sushmita Sen
4. With Sandhu, this means that India has bagged the Ms. World title 3 times till date.
Let’s talk ‘Firsts’:
1. First Indian to win the Miss World Title: Reita Faria
2. First Indian to win the Miss Universe Title: Sushmita Sen
3. First Indian to win the Miss Earth Title: Nicole Faria
Indian Miss Worlds
1. 1966: Reita Faria
2. 1994: Aishwarya Rai
3. 1997: Diana Hayden
4. 1999: Yukta Mookhey
5. 2000: Priyanka Chopra
6. 2017: Manushi Chhillar
Other Important Names and Milestones:
1. VLCC Femina Miss India World 2020: Manasa Varanasi
From: Telangana, India
2. Miss World 2019: Tony-Ann Singh
3. Miss Universe 2019: Zozibini Tunzi
From: South Africa
Also won: Miss South Africa
4. Miss Diva Universe 2020: Adline Castelino
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