[by Athena Yap]
Panalo si Miss India Harnaaz Sandhu bilang ika-70 Miss Universe laban sa 79 na kandidata sa buong mundo.Si Sandhu ang ikatlo mula sa kanilang bansa na nag-uwi ng korona ng Miss Universe.
Ginanap ang Miss Universe 2021 nitong Lunes ng umaga lamang (December 13, 2021) sa Eilat, Israel.Siya ay nagtapos ng Information Technology at ngayon ay nagti-take ng kaniyang Master’s Degree.Sa Question and Answer portion bilang Top 5, ang tanong sa kaniya ay “Many people think climate change is a hoax. What would you do to convince them otherwise?”
“Honestly, my heart breaks to see how nature is going through a lot of problems and to all irresponsible behavior. And I totally feel that this is the time to take actions and talk less because each action could either kill or save nature. Prevent and protect is better than repent and repair and this is what I’m trying to convince you guys today,” sagot naman ni Miss India.
Sa huling tanong naman sa mga nakatungtong ng Top 3, pare-parehas ang naging tanong.
“What advice would you give dvice to young women watching on how to deal with the pressures they face today?”
Ang sagot naman ni Sandhu, “ Well, I think the biggest pressure the youth is facing today is to believe in themselves. Let’s stop comparing yourselves to others and let’s talk about more important things that are happening worldwide. I think this the thing you need to do for yourself — come out, because you are the hero of your own. You have a life of your own. I believed in myself and that’s why I’m standing here today.”
First runner-up si Miss Paraguay, habang second runner-up naman si Miss South Africa.
Samantala, hindi pinalad na makapasok sa top 3 si Miss Philippines Beatrice Luigi Gomez.
Gayunpaman, hindi natigil ang pagbuhos ng suporta ng maraming Pilipino sa kanilang pambato. #DM