By: Divya Thearia
August 5, 2022 (New Delhi): Harnaaz Kaur Sandhu made the country proud by winning the title of Miss Universe. Harnaaz crowned Miss Universe 2021. However after some years, she was being targeted by online trollers for gaining some weight. She was targeted by trollers on Facebook, Instagram and other social media handles. In a recent interview, Harnaaz reacted on the trollers and shared her feelings after being targeted by trollers. While speaking to People, she said, “Physically I have kind of grown, got more pounds and increased my weight, which I am totally comfortable about right now. I was bullied for gaining weight. It was kind of uncomfortable and really surprising for me to see how people started having their opinions, which should not really matter.”
She further added, “It’s not about how you look, it’s about who you are from inside and how you treat people and what you believe in.” Harnaaz also expressed that how she was hurted by seeing negative reactions of people against her as she said “I definitely broke down so many times. Sometimes in the most unexpected times. I’m just about to go on stage or something and this whole thing comes in my mind. It’s really sad,” she admitted.
Let us tell you that Miss Universe 2021 is suffering from celiac disease, an immune reaction to eating gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye. “I have a gluten allergy. I can’t have wheat or anything which contains wheat. Apart from that, I also have some soy allergy and coconut allergies. I’m allergic to eggs and I kind of realised that when I came to New York. Because (eggs are considered) vegetarian and it`’ known as non-vegetarian in India. It took me time to realize that the things which I was allergic to, I was still having. I didn’t know,” she shared. Now that the 22-year-old has gotten a grasp on her health, her mindset has shifted.” I’ve gone through that phase of my life where I used to feel bad about everything,” Sandhu says. “Now, I started loving everything. It’s okay to cry. It’s okay to feel sad.” She shared her story to inspire people struggling with their body shape and self love as she concludes by saying”We all are imperfect. We need to realize that there`s a point where we understand that we need to embrace our flaws and when you do that, you can conquer anything in this world.”
Let us tell you that 21-year-old Harnaaz Sandhu, who hails from the village of Gurdaspur, Punjab, belongs to a Sikh family. She continued acting and modeling before participating in beauty pageants. Harnaaz, who won the title of Miss Chandigarh in 2017, Harnaaz has done many Punjabi films. After winning the crown of Miss Universe, she expressed her desire to work in Bollywood in an interview. She said that she wants her to work in the biopic of Priyanka Chopra.