Translated From: New Miss Universe: “I want to inspire women and men alike”
Discovered on: 2021-12-13 15:50:05
The Indian Harnaaz Sandhu poses in the Israeli city of Eilat, after being crowned the new Miss Universe, in an interview with Efe. EFE / Pablo Duer
Eilat (Israel), Dec 13 (EFE) .- The Indian Harnaaz Sandhu, crowned this Sunday as the new Miss Universe, today expressed her desire to be a source of inspiration for “women and men alike” and defended 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 contest.
With a pink dress, an entourage of makeup artists by her side, without having slept and with the diamond crown shining on her head, the 21-year-old spoke of her feelings after the victory, the responsibility that implies being the new Miss Universe and the message you intend to spread over the next year.
Although she was very grateful and honored for having obtained the first place, she acknowledged being “surpassed” and highlighted her desire to return to her home in India and reunite with her family, which, due to the restrictions due to the coronavirus, does not He was able to accompany during the more than two weeks that he 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 out in support of the empowerment of women and menstrual hygiene,” she said, referring to the role model that her mother, a gynecologist, represents. for her.
Another of the messages that Sandhu will seek to transmit is that of respect for the restrictions and social distancing measures to face the coronavirus pandemic, something he referred to last night, when he defended the mandatory nature of vaccination and that he reiterated today when celebrating the strong restrictions imposed by the Israeli government and urge “to take the necessary measures, as 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 young people today and cited not only the achievement in Israel as a result of her effort, but also how it was 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 the important thing is not what is seen and the perception of others, but her own.
After rejecting the criticisms of feminist movements against the contest, she urged everyone to “love yourself, believe in yourself and show yourself as you are, with your 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 the 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 you saw, but in how you think about what you saw “, he manifested.
By Pablo Duer