At the Miss Universe 2022 pageant, Harnaaz Sandhu paid incredible tribute to Miss Universe 1994 Sushmita Sen and Miss Universe 2000 Lara Dutta. She wore a dreamy gown with images of Sushmita and Lara Datta at their most beautiful. Sushmita finally responded in a video to Harnaaz’s tribute to her. She thanked me and sent me lots of love virtually. She stated that she would ‘want to thank her in person.’
Pageant Aesthetics’ official page shared a video of Sushmita’s reaction to Harnaaz’s gown. “Yes, I saw Harnaaz’s gown, and I think this is a beautiful tribute, and I’m waiting to give her a hug in person to thank her for it,” Sushmita says in the video. But she carried on such an important walk and moment. Her country’s legacy, and to see Lara and me there with her was like yes. So, Harnaaz, if you’re watching, my darling, the tightest hug awaits you in person. You have made us proud. You never cease to make us proud. Thank you very much.” Finally, she smiled and gave her a flying kiss.
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Harnaaz reflected on her Miss Universe experience and paid tribute to Lara and Sushmita at the Miss Universe 2022 event, writing on Instagram, “It is an honour and a privilege to represent my incredible country at Miss Universe. I can’t thank @officialsaishashinde and her team enough for making my dream gown come true for my final walk as Miss Universe! A huge congratulations to these two incredible Indian women who have made our country proud since becoming Miss Universe. I adore you both, Sushmita Sen and Lara Dutta…this one is for you and India.”
Lara Dutta responded to her lengthy emotional note by saying, “May you always shine like the diamond that you are!! Stay your amazing, humble, and strong self, sista!!! Take a look at yourself, kid!!!!! Good luck with everything that lies ahead!” Lara had previously wished her the best of luck for her future endeavours, writing on Instagram Stories following the Miss Universe 2022 pageant, “Wishing Harnaaz Sandhu the brightest road ahead!! “I’m confident she’ll forge her own unique and glorious path.”