Young talent from over 80 different nations competed for the coveted crown in the most anticipated pageant in the world, Miss Universe 2022, which was held in New Orleans, Louisiana. R`Bonney Gabriel of the USA was crowned Miss Universe 2022.
At the event, Harnaaz Sandhu from India who won the Miss Universe 2021 took her last walk on the finale stage as Miss Universe before crowning her successor.
At the event, Harnaaz paid a special tribute to former Miss Universe Sushmita Sen and Lara Dutta. She wore a black gown that featured pictures of Sushmita Sen and Lara Dutta, the only two India women to have won the coveted title before Harnaaz. The pictures are from their respective winning moments. The official Instagram page of Miss Universe shared a small clip that read, “Moments before Harnaaz Sandhu takes her final walk as Miss Universe.”
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Before crowning Miss USA as Miss Universe 2022, Harnaaz took her last walk as the outgoing Miss Universe. She got teary eyed during the walk on the international stage. She also stumbled in between her walk but soon regained herself and carried on with grace while indicating that she is alright. As she walked, a voiceover played, “I was 17-years-old when I first took the stage and since then becoming Miss Universe was my goal. I`ve been given the megaphone on a worldwide stage to present the topic of menstrual equity before world leaders asking them to keep this conversation ongoing.”
Sharing the video of the walk, the official handle of Miss Universe wrote, “Hold back tears as Harnaaz Kaur takes the stage one last time as Miss Universe!”
— Miss Universe (@MissUniverse) January 15, 2023
Meanwhile, India`s Miss Diva Universe 2022 Divita Rai, who wore an exquisite silver, champagne, and gold ombre gown designed by celebrated fashion designer duo Falguni and Shane Peacock, entered into the prestigious Top 16 category, making her motherland very proud.
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