Translated From: New Miss Universe: ‘I want to inspire women and men alike’
Discovered on: 2021-12-14 04:21:09
India Harnaaz Sandhu, crowned as the new miss universe, on December 13, 2021, expressed his desire to be a source of inspiration for “women and men alike” and defended the beauty pageants as a source of “empowerment”.
“This contest is about embracing and empowering women from all over the world, but I think I would like to inspire women and men alike in society because everything in the world is in pairs,” Sandhu said in an interview with Efe in his hotel in the Israeli city of Eilat, hours after winning the competition.
In a pink dress, an entourage of makeup artists by her side, without having slept and with the diamond crown Shining above her head, the 21-year-old spoke of her feelings after the victory, the responsibility that comes with being the new Miss Universe and the message she intends to spread over the next year.
Although she was very grateful and honored for having obtained the first place, she recognized that she was “overwhelmed” and highlighted her desire to return home to the India and meet again with his family, which, due to restrictions for him coronavirus, could not accompany her during the more than two weeks that she spent in Israel, where the contest took place.
“I am excited to start my journey with the Miss Universe organization and, above all, to be able to start speaking in support of the empowerment of the women and the menstrual hygiene“, She said, referring to the role model that her mother, a gynecologist, represents for her.
Harnaaz Sandhu spoke of her feelings after winning the Miss Universe pageant. Photo: EFE
Another message that Sandhu will seek to convey is respect for the restrictions and measures of social distancing to face the pandemic of coronavirus, something he referred to last night, when he defended the mandatory vaccination and which he reiterated this December 13 when celebrating the strong restrictions imposed by the Israeli government and urge “to take the necessary measures, since it is the only way to process the new normal.”
This young Indian woman, 1.76 meters tall and dedicated to acting, is considered a source of inspiration for today’s youth and cited not only the achievement in Israel as a result of his effort, but also how he overcame the bullying he suffered in adolescence due to his low weight.
“At the end of the day, the only perception that really matters is your own, and we should accept that because we all have a purpose, we are unique and that is what makes us beautiful,” he said.
Consulted by the example that contests like this and the body figure of the participants represents for the rest of the women of the world, Sandhu reiterated that what is important is not what is seen and the perception of others, but their own.
After rejecting the critics from feminist movements Against the contest, he urged everyone to “love themselves, believe in themselves and show themselves as one, with their beliefs and opinions.”
“That is enough to understand that each one deserves to be the leader of his own life,” he added.
The winner defended that participants of the contest have to parade in a bathing suit.
“You should ask all those who marched last night and those who marched in previous editions how comfortable and powerful they feel wearing a bathing suit because it is all in the mind, not in what one wears, but in how one thinks about what one wears ”, He declared.