HARNAAZ Sandhu, winner of Miss Universe 2021, arrived in the Philippines on Sunday, April 24, where she held court at the Platinum Skies Hangar Domestic Airport Compound.
Hosting the welcome were Narvacan City Mayor Chavit Singson and Architect Richelle Singson-Michael, LCS Group Vice Chairman, Ako Ilokano Ako partylist first nominee, and host committee chairman of the 65th Miss Universe that took place here in the Philippines.
Both Mayor Singson and Singson-Michael have tirelessly continued to represent the country in the organization to make Miss Universe one of the most anticipated and inspired events in the country.
The LCS Group vice chairman shared the delightful moments she had with the reigning Miss Universe.
"We are more than happy to welcome Harnaaz. We had the opportunity to learn from each other as we tackled topics she wishes to address throughout her reign. Like a true beauty queen, she is confident yet humble, with the influence to make a positive change in a global scale," she said.
Mayor Singson also expressed his exuberance with Harnaaz's visit.
"Having her (Sandhu) visit our country and share her goals with us Filipinos is an inspiration. It's also an opportunity for us to learn about her plans and advocacies as Miss Universe and extend to her all the help to promote her causes," the mayor said.
"The Philippines has always been one of my dream destinations because of its stunning beauty, but more importantly, I feel that it is a country full of opportunities for me to contribute as Miss Universe. I'm excited to work with people who share my passion for putting advocacy into action," Sandhu shared when asked how she felt when she first arrived in the country.
Menstrual Equity is one of the advocacies of the current Miss Universe.
"This is a topic near and dear to my heart because I grew up watching my mother deal with this issue. So now that I'm able to address this problem globally, I'm going to devote my time and energy to help young girls and women overcome this challenge. I firmly believe that when women support other women, incredible things happen," she continued.
Her arrival ramped up excitement among Filipino pageant fans who are looking forward to see her in the upcoming Miss Universe Philippines 2022 Coronation Night. Her followers are also interested as to which destinations in the country she would visit. The Philippines has hosted two Miss Universe coronation nights and having the reigning title holder sparks joy among Filipinos.