India’s Harnaaz Sandhu has been topped as leave out universe 2021 in Eilat, Israel, besting 79 different contestants of the splendor competition today, Dec. 13. Sandhu was crowned by means of pass over universe 2020 Andrea Meza of Mexico. Nadia Ferreira of Paraguay positioned first runner-up and Lalela Mswane of South Africa changed into named second runner-up. At some point of the very last query-and-solution portion of the festival, the applicants had been requested: “what advice would you give to younger women watching on how to cope with the pressures they face these days?”
“pop out, communicate for yourself, due to the fact you’re the leader of your lifestyles,” Sandhu replied. Sandhu is the third lady from India to snag the crown within the international tilt’s 70th version, the second installment of the opposition staged this 12 months. A competition was held within the united states in may also to make up for the 2020 festival which was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Philippines’ candidate Beatrice Lluigi Gomez, who’s from Cebu metropolis, made it to the competition’s top five but didn’t enter the pinnacle 3. Gomez joined within the top five by means of Colombia’s Valeria Ayos, who became top miss earth water inside the 2018 leave out earth pageant held inside the Philippines.
Gomez, a navy reservist and version from Cebu, is the first overtly gay consultant from the Philippines within the leave out universe festival. Actress Marian Rivera became part of the all-lady panel of the judges. She additionally joined the selection committee for the initial competitions, also composed absolutely of women. Iris Mittenaere, the french woman who topped within the pass over universe pageant held inside the Philippines in january 2017, changed into additionally part of each judging agencies. The Philippines has 4 leave out universe winners — Gloria Diaz in 1969, Margarita Moran in 1973, Pia Wurtzbach in 2015, and Catriona Gray in 2018. Meanwhile, India’s first omit universe, Sushmita Sen, turned into crowned in 1994, whilst the competition changed into held inside the Philippines.