ADVERTISEMENTREMOVE AD

'Waited 21 Long Years': Lara, Sushmita Cheer For 'Miss Universe 2021' Harnaaz

Lara Dutta won the Miss Universe title in 2000 and Sushmita Sen was the first Indian to win the title in 1994.

Updated
Celebrities
2 min read
Aa
Aa
Small
Aa
Medium
Aa
Large
ADVERTISEMENTREMOVE AD

Congratulatory messages have been pouring in for Harnaaz Sandhu as she was crowned Miss Universe 2021 at an event held in Israel. Harnaaz made history as she won the title 21 years after India brought home the crown.

Actor Lara Dutta, who won the Miss Universe title in 2000, tweeted, "Congratulations, @HarnaazSandhu03!!! Welcome to the club!!! We’ve waited 21 long years for this!!! You make us SO SO proud!!! A billion dreams come true!!!"

Speaking to The Quint Lara said, "I’m overjoyed and thrilled at Harnaaz’s win. She was a strong contender throughout and was an exemplary representative for India on the world stage. After 21 long years it’s a billion dreams come true. I wish her a glorious reign ahead and many great adventures as the new Miss Universe".

Actor Sushmita Sen was the first Indian to win the Miss Universe title in 1994. She also congratulated Harnaaz on social media. Posting two pictures of Harnaaz from the pageant, Sushmita wrote, "#yehbaat. ‘Har Hindustani Ki Naz’ Harnaaz Kaur Sandhu #MissUniverse2021 #INDIAAAAAA Soooooo proud of you!!!! Congratulations @harnaazsandhu_03."

Sushmita added, "Thank you for representing India so beautifully, for bringing back the Miss Universe Crown to India after 21 years (by a 21 year old, you were destined). May you enjoy every moment of learning & sharing this incredible global platform @missuniverse will provide you….MAY YOU REIGN SUPREME!!! My love & Regards to your Maa & family…bohut bohut Mubarak."

Former Miss World and actor Priyanka Chopra tweeted, "And the new Miss Universe is… Miss India! Congratulations @HarnaazSandhu03… bringing the crown home after 21 years!"

ADVERTISEMENTREMOVE AD

Dia Mirza also cheered for Harnaaz.

Lara Dutta won the Miss Universe title in 2000 and Sushmita Sen was the first Indian to win the title in 1994.

The 21-year-old model from Chandigarh, who is pursuing her master’s degree in public administration, was crowned by Andrea Meza of Mexico, who won the pageant in 2020. While Paraguay’s Nadia Ferreira, 22, finished second, South Africa’s Lalela Mswane, 24, came third.

(At The Quint, we are answerable only to our audience. Play an active role in shaping our journalism by becoming a member. Because the truth is worth it.)

Published: 
Speaking truth to power requires allies like you.
Become a Member
Read More
×
×