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SNEAK PEEK: Miss Universe 2021 Harnaaz Sandhu poses for Fadil Berisha photo shoot

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Fadil Berisha, an Albanian-American photographer based in New York, shared a sneak peek of his photo session with the reigning Miss Universe Harnaaz Sandhu. In a video he shared on social media, the beauty queen can be seen wearing a traditional Indian garment "sari" and the Mouawad "Power of Unity" crown. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Fadil Berisha Photography (@fadilberishaphotography)

Miss Universe 2021 Harnaaz Sandhu visits the Empire State Building in NYC

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India's very own Miss Universe 2021 Harnaaz Sandhu has visited the Empire State Building in New York City on Wednesday, January 12. It has been a tradition for a reigning Miss Universe to visit the 102-story Art Deco skyscraper designed by Shreve, Lamb & Harmon in Midtown Manhattan. Harnaaz, who won the 70th Miss Universe pageant in December of last year, also kicked off her media tour this week since arriving in her NYC apartment early this month. Photos: Dimitrios Kambouris / Getty Images North America

Miss Universe 2021 Harnaaz Kaur Sandhu arrives in New York

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Three weeks after her coronation at the 70th Miss Universe competition in Israel, India's Harnaaz Kaur Sandhu has finally arrived at her apartment in New York. The 21-year-old beauty went back to her home country and stayed there for three weeks following her victory. She will now be based in the "Big Apple" during her reign as Miss Universe 2021. Here's a short arrival video at her "newly designed" apartment in NYC courtesy of the Miss Universe Organization: Photo: Harnaaz Kaur Sandhu / Instagram

Harnaaz Sandhu returns to India after winning the 70th Miss Universe pageant

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India's third Miss Universe titleholder Harnaaz Sandhu has arrived back in her home country after winning the prestigious 70th Miss Universe pageant in Israel on Sunday. The 21-year-old wore a red shimmery silhouette dress by Bhawna Rao during her arrival in Mumbai. Excited fans and members of the media flocked to the airport to see their newly crowned queen. A grand welcome celebration is being planned by the Miss Diva organization for the new Miss Universe after she completes her 7-day quarantine period. After her visit to India, Harnaaz is expected to fly to the United States where she will be based in New York during her reign as Miss Universe 2021. India waited 21 years since Lara Duta won Miss Universe 2000 to bring the coveted crown back again to the country. Photos: Miss Diva

Harnaaz Sandhu stuns in hot-pink blazer dress on first day as Miss Universe

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The 70th Miss Universe winner Harnaaz Sandhu of India wore a custom EyeCandy by Pinky & Sheshankon hot-pink blazer dress on the first day of her reign. Harnaaz shared a photo of herself with a short caption "first interview day as Miss Universe 2021" on her official social media account that gained over a million followers overnight. The 21-year-old beauty achieved India's third Miss Universe victory on Sunday in Israel, 21 years after Lara Dutta won Miss Universe 2000 in Cyprus. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Miss Universe (@missuniverse) Source: Harnaaz Sandhu, Miss Universe / Instagram

Andrea Meza stuns in Michael Cinco ballgown during Miss Universe farewall walk

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Miss Universe 2020 Andrea Meza gave an emotional farewell walk before crowning India's Harnaaz Sandhu during the 70th Miss Universe final held in Eilat, Israel on Sunday, December 12. The Mexican beauty looked like a real-life princess in a couture plum ballgown by Michael Cinco, a Filipino fashion designer based in Dubai, during her final walk as Miss Universe. "What a journey this has been. I’m so glad and proud to be part of Miss Universe history," Andrea shared. "I am Andrea Meza, the third Mexican Miss Universe. Forever Miss Universe 2020," she added. Following her reign, Andrea will be working for Telemundo, an American Spanish-language television network that broadcasts programs and original content aimed at Latin American audiences in the United States and worldwide. The 27-year-old former Miss Universe also has a congratulatory message for the newly crowned queen. "You are part of this history, this family, and this legacy. Enjoy this journey and m

CROWNING MOMENT: 70th Miss Universe Harnaaz Sandhu of India

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India's Harnaaz Sandhu won her country's third Miss Universe crown during the final competition of the 70th Miss Universe pageant held on Sunday, December 12 in Eilat, Israel. The 21-year-old Bollywood actress succeeds Andrea Meza of Mexico and will now move to New York City where she will live during her reign and become a spokesperson for various causes alongside the Miss Universe Organization. Former Miss Universe winners from India are Sushmita Sen (Miss Universe 1994) and Lara Dutta (Miss Universe 2000). Photos: Benjamin Askinas / Miss Universe Organization

70th Miss Universe is Harnaaz Sandhu of India

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India's Harnaaz Sandhu topped a field of some 80 contestants to be crowned the 70th Miss Universe on Sunday, December 12 at the Universe Dome in Eilat, Israel. The 21-year-old model and actress became the third Indian representative to win the coveted Miss Universe title. She succeeds Miss Universe 2020 Andrea Meza of Mexico. Nadia Ferreira of Paraguay and Lalela Mswane of South Africa were the first and second runners-up, respectively, while Valeria Ayos of Colombia and Beatrice Gomez of the Philippines completed the Top 5 finalists. Completing the Top 10 were the contestants from Aruba, Thessaly Zimmerman, France, Clémence Botino, Puerto Rico, Michelle Colón, The Bahamas, Chantel O'Brian, and the USA, Elle Smith. The contestants from Great Britain, Emma Collingridge, Japan, Juri Watanabe, Panama, Brenda Smith, Singapore, Nandita Banna, Venezuela, Luiseth Materán, and Vietnam, Nguyen Huynh Kim Duyen were the rest of the Top 16 semi-finalists. The new Miss Universe is a strong

FAVORITES: Who will be crowned the 70th Miss Universe?

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In a few hours, Andrea Meza will finally crown her successor among 80 beauties in the final competition of the 70th Miss Universe pageant in Eilat, Israel. Who will be the next Miss Universe and will have the chance to wear Mouawad's Power of Unity Crown? Here are our final Top 7 favorites to win the competition: COLOMBIA - Valeria Ayos FRANCE - Clémence Botino INDIA - Harnaaz Sandhu PARAGUAY - Nadia Ferreira PHILIPPINES - Beatrice Gomez PUERTO RICO - Michelle Colón USA - Elle Smith TOP 20: Belgium, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Italy, Namibia, Peru, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Venezuela, Vietnam Alternatives: Argentina, Bolivia, Kenya, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Nepal, Panama Photos: Benjamin Askinas / Miss Universe Organization

Where to watch the 70th Miss Universe final competition LIVE

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After months of preparations, the final competition of the 70th Miss Universe pageant will finally take place in Eilat, Israel this Sunday, December 12. Eighty of the world's most beautiful women will be vying for the coveted title and succeed Andrea Meza's reign during tonight's prestigious event. The highly-anticipated show will stream live at 7 p.m. ET (1 a.m. Israel time) on FOX, Telemundo, and various TV channels around the world. You can also watch the competition through the official Miss Universe YouTube channel below: Source: Miss Universe

FAVORITES: 70th Miss Universe Best in Evening Gown, Swimsuit, National Costume

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After carefully reviewing the preliminary competition of the 70th Miss Universe pageant, here are the contestants who topped our list of favorites for evening gown, swimsuit, and national costume: Best in National Costume Winner - Vietnam 2nd place - Peru 3rd place - Philipines --- Best in Swimsuit Winner - Paraguay 2nd place - Puerto Rico 3rd place - India --- Best in Evening Gown Winner - India 2nd place - Paraguay 3rd place - Colombia --- Top Model - France Best in Runway - Paraguay Most Elegant - Colombia Best Gown - Portugal Confidently Beautiful - Thailand --- Photos: Benjamin Askinas / Miss Universe Organization

FAVORITES: Miss Photogenic of the 70th Miss Universe competition

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After reviewing photos of 80 of the most beautiful and empowered women in the universe, Paraguay's Nadia Ferreira topped our list of favorites for Miss Photogenic among the contestants of the 70th Miss Universe pageant. India's Harnaaz Sandhu placed second while Colombia's Valeria Ayos placed third. The beauties from France, Clémence Botino, and Spain, Sarah Loinaz completed the Top 5. Stay tuned for our final list of favorites to win the 70th Miss Universe! Photo: Miss Universe

FAVORITES: 70th Miss Universe Top 5 in preliminary evening gown competition

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The preliminary evening gown competition of the 70th Miss Universe pageant took place on Friday, December 10 at the Universe Dome in Eilat, Israel. Eighty of the world's most beautiful women paraded on stage wearing their glittering evening gowns in front of the distinguished all-female selection committee. Here are our TOP 5 favorite evening gown presentations: Colombia France India Paraguay Venezuela TOP 10 - Costa Rica, Philippines, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Vietnam Stay tuned for the announcement of our winner for Best in Evening Gown! Photos: Benjamin Askinas / Miss Universe Organization

FAVORITES: 70th Miss Universe Top 5 in preliminary swimsuit competition

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The preliminary swimsuit competition of the 70th Miss Universe pageant took place on Friday, December 10 at the Universe Dome in Eilat, Israel. Eighty of the world's most beautiful women paraded on stage wearing their swimsuits in front of the distinguished all-female panel of judges. Here are our TOP 5 favorite swimsuit presentations: Colombia France India Paraguay Puerto Rico TOP 10 - Argentina, Italy, Peru, Philippines, Venezuela Stay tuned for the announcement of our winner for Best in Swimsuit! Photos: Benjamin Askinas / Miss Universe Organization

FAVORITES: 70th Miss Universe Top 5 favorite national costumes

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The national costume presentation of the 70th Miss Universe pageant took place on Friday, December 10 at the Universe Dome in Eilat, Israel. Eighty of the world's most beautiful women paraded in their colorful national costumes that represent the wonderful culture and tradition of their respective countries. Here are our TOP 5 favorite national costumes: Nicaragua Nigeria Peru Philippines Vietnam TOP 10 - Bolivia, Brazil, Guatemala, India, Puerto Rico Stay tuned for the announcement of our winner for Best in National Costume! Photos: Benjamin Askinas / Miss Universe Organization