Miss India Is Crowned Miss Universe 2021
Ashley Jobrien - December 13, 2021

Scatter Seeds Of Kindness



If you have a friend worth loving
Love him. Yes, and let him know
That you love him, ere life's evening
Tinge his brow with sunset glow
Why should good words ne'er be said
Of a friend till he is dead?

If you hear a song that thrills you
Sung by any child of song
Praise it. Do not let the singer
Wait deserved praises long
Why should one who thrills your heart
Lack the joy you may impart?

If you hear a prayer that moves you
By its humble, pleading tone
Join it. Do not let the seeker
Bow before his God alone
Why should not thy brother share
The strength of ‘two or three' in prayer?

If your work is made more easy
By a friendly, helping hand
Say so. Speak out brave and truly
Ere the darkness veil the land
Should a brother workman dear
Falter for a word of cheer?

Scatter thus your seeds of kindness
All enriching as you go
Leave them. Trust the Harvest-Giver
He will make each seed to grow
So, until the happy end
Your life shall never lack a friend

Harnaaz Sandhu, the 21-year-old model from India, has won the title of Miss Universe 2021. She was crowned by the previous reigning Miss Universe, Andrea Meza of Mexico. The pageant was held in Eilat Israel in the Israeli Red Sea Resort and finished at 5 am on Monday evening. The contest incorporated traditional costumes, swimwear, and interview questions to see the contestants speaking skills. The pageant was extravagant, and the top 10 contestants wore full-length sparkly gowns of gold, silver, and bronze.

 

Miss India, Harnaaz Sandhu, is crowned Miss Universe during the 70th Miss Universe beauty pageant in Israel's southern Red Sea coastal city of Eilat on December 2021

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This isn’t the first time an Indian has taken home the gold. Before Sandhu, Miss Universe was won by Bollywood Actresses Shimita Sen and Lara Dutta. This time around, Sandhu beat runners-up, Miss Paraguay, and Miss South Africa. She beat 79 other contestants from different countries around the world for the title. Sandhu advocates for women’s empowerment and she is also an actress who looks up to celebrity Priyanka Chopra. Sandhu loves yoga, dancing, cooking, horse riding, as well as playing chess. At the event, Israeli pop star Noa Kirel also delivered a performance.

 

The 70th annual Miss Universe competition was a historical one and the first time that Steve Harvey returned to the competition since 2019. While Sandu was crowned the winner, gold confetti rained down on her and her fellow contestants while a crown was placed on her head. The judges on the panel included Steve Harvey’s daughter, Lori Harvey, Miss Universe 2016 Iris Mittenaere of France, actresses Rena Sofer, Urvashi Rautela, Marian Rivera, Adamari Lopez, and supermodel Adriana Lima. The final question the competitors were asked was, “what advice would you give to young women watching on how to deal with the pressures they face today?” Sandhu answered that women must believe in themselves and speak up to rise above those pressures.