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Beauty Pageants

Miss Universe 2021 Harnaaz Sandhu: Beauty Is A Forever Thing That Stays In You

Jan 01, 2022 Prateek Sur

Harnaaz Sandhu, who won the coveted Miss Universe 2021 title, gives her definition of beauty. She also opines on whether beauty is something that a person is born with or it’s something that can be gained over the years.

The Beauty Of Pageants: A Platform For Representing Femininity Branded As Empowerment And Freedom

Dec 30, 2021 Swati Bakshi

Portraying women as the mere victims of economic structures is to practically render them as powerless beings without an agency to negotiate self and identity.

The Changing Face Of Beauty: Why Beauty Pageants Are Losing Their Charm In India

With 21-year-old Harnaaz Kaur Sandhu winning the Miss Universe contest after 21 years, Outlook tries to find out why are beauty pageants in India losing its past glory.

Miss World 2021 Postponed After India's Manasa Varanasi And 16 Other Contestants Test Covid Positive

Dec 17, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

Miss World 2021 has been postponed after 17 contestants including India's Manasa Varanasi tested Covid positive. Within the next 90 days, the organisers promise to restart the show.

Harnaaz Sandhu Vs Neeraj Chopra: Sexist Meme Draws Ire On Social Media

A Twitter user has drawn a parallel between Miss Universe Harnaaz Sandhu and Olympian Neeraj Chopra in a glaring sexist meme.

13 December, 2021

Miss Universe 2021: Who Is Harnaaz Sandhu Who Brought Home The Crown After 21 Years

Outlook Web Desk

21-year-old Harnaaz Sandhu from Chandigarh has won several beauty pageants in India before becoming the third Indian woman to win the title of Miss Universe.

13 May, 2021

Burmese Beauty Queen Picks Up Guns To Bring Down Myanmar Military Junta

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Htar Htet Htet, an actress and gymnast, posted a picture of herself online carrying a gun.

09 April, 2021

Reigning Mrs World Arrested After Pulling Crown Off Mrs Sri Lanka

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Mrs World 2020 Caroline Jurie snatched the crown from Pushpika De Silva saying she was ineligible because she was divorced.

04 November, 2020

Indian-origin Maria Thattil Wins Miss Universe Australia Pageant

Outlook Web Bureau

Miss Universe Australia 2019, Priya Serrao, presented the crown to Maria Thattil at the end of the virtual event.

03 August, 2019

23-Year-Old Indian-Origin Doctor Bhasha Mukherjee Crowned Miss England 2019

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Bhasha Mukherjee, who was born in India, now stays in Derby, UK, and holds two different medical degrees. She has an IQ of 146, making her officially a 'genius' and is fluent in five languages.

28 June, 2019

26-Year Old Indian-Origin Priya Serrao Crowned Miss Universe Australia

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Priya Serrao was born in Belmannu, Karnataka, but spent most of her early childhood in Oman and the United Arab Emirates. Serrao moved to Australia when she was 11.


24 May, 2019

Sushmita Sen Celebrates 25 Years Of Winning Miss Universe With Her Family And Boyfriend Rohman Shawl

Outlook Web Bureau

As Sushmita Sen clocks 25 years to winning the Miss Universe title, the actress celebrated the monumental achievement with her family

29 December, 2018

Miss Africa's Hair Catches Fire Minutes After Winning Beauty Pageant Crown

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The 24-year-old Dorcas Kasinde suffered no injuries due to the stray spark that set ablaze her wig.

17 December, 2018

Philippines' Catriona Elisa Gray Crowned Miss Universe 2018, India Fails To Make It To Top 20

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Catriona Elisa Gray from Philippines succeeded 93 contestants from around the world to emerge the winner of Miss Universe 2018 - as chosen by an all-women jury

10 December, 2018

Manushi Chhillar Looks Stunning In Black Lehenga At The Miss World 2018

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Manushi Chhillar’s lehenga looked super glamorous at the Miss World 2018 finale on Saturday. Here is a glimpse of how she rocked the look

04 December, 2018

In Midst Of Political Tension Beauty Queens From India, Pakistan Spread Message Of Peace

Outlook Web Bureau

Beauty queens from the two countries have come forth with the message of harmony with a beautiful picture shared via social media.

01 September, 2018

Beauty Pageant Winner Aims For The Civil Services

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Mumbai girl, Nehal Chudasama not interested in joining Bollywood and she wants to become a civil servant.


27 November, 2017

South Africa's Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters Crowned Miss Universe 2017

Outlook Web Bureau

India's Shraddha Shashidhar failed to make a mark at the world's biggest beauty pageant as she could not even make it to top 16.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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