New Delhi: Miss Universe 2021 Harnaaz Sandhu made India proud to have won the crown and brought home glory after 21 long years. Days after his victory, a video surfaced of the contest where host Steve Harvey asked him to do his best imitation animal on the world stage.
It angered netizens as other finalists spoke about their accomplishments, Sandhu was tricked into impersonating a cat. Harnaaz Sandhu was surprised by the host. Harvey told him, “I hear you doing some really good animal imitations. Let’s listen to your best.” âOh, my God, Steve, I didn’t expect to do that on the world stage,â she replied.
âI have to do it – I have no other choice,â she said. Harnaaz added that she loved cats and would do her best to impersonate one. âHang on, everyone,â she said.
After the video went viral, Miss Universe fans called the host “disrespectful” for asking a finalist to do so on stage. Take a look at some tweets:
– Guy T (@ eCat28) December 13, 2021
– cambium (@ cambium19) December 13, 2021
#SteveHarvey is irrelevant. What animal impression would he be the best at? Try Cochon.
– KAB2098 (@ kab2098) December 14, 2021
Harnaaz, who represented India in the international beauty pageant, is from Chandigarh. She started her modeling career by winning the Times Fresh Face title in 2017.
The 21-year-old diva is currently pursuing her Masters in Public Administration. She also holds several competition titles such as Femina Miss India Punjab 2019. She is fluent in Hindi, Punjabi and English and loves to write couplets in her native language, Punjabi.
India has so far won the crown twice with Sushmita Sen in 1994 and Lara Dutta in 2000.