Miss Universe 2021 is Miss India, Clemence Botino in the TOP 10

The 70th edition of the Miss Universe competition took place on December 12 in Israel. After a ceremony full of glitz, glitter and tears, Miss India, Harnaaz Sandhu, was crowned the planet's beauty queen...

  Miss Universe 2021 is Miss India, Clemence Botino in the TOP 10

The Mexican Andrea Meza , elected last May, returned her crown on 12 December. And Miss Universe 2021 is... Miss India, Harnaaz Sandhu , 1m76, which was crowned after a long evening in Eilat, Israel. The young woman from 21 years old thus preceded Miss Paraguay , Nadia Ferreira, 1e dauphine et Miss South Africa, Lalela Mswane, 2e dauphine.

The Indian beauty queen was particularly appreciated for her naturalness and her sense of humor: as proof, she has perfectly imitated the meowing of a cat when Steve Harvey asked him what his talents were...

Harnaaz Sandhu thus became the third Miss India in history to win the precious title of Miss Universe. The country had not emerged victorious since the year 2000 and the coronation of Lara Dutta. A real fairy tale for the Miss who had already been elected Femina Miss India Punjab 2019 and placed in the Top 12 at Femina Miss India 2019!

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As for France, the sumptuous Clemence Botino shone on the stage until reaching the TOP 10 and ninth position of the competition.

The 24-year-old Guadeloupe therefore ranked a few steps higher than Amandine Petit, who finished in 13th place in the spring in Florida.

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Clémence Botino dazzles in a swimsuit during the Preliminary Show

This Friday, December 1, in Eilat, Israel, the famous Preliminary Show (understand preliminary show) of Miss Universe, during which all the candidates parade several times on stage, in particular with their national costumes and their bathing suits. Just a few days after returning from quarantine , Clemence Botino appeared radiant thus sporting her costume all in rhinestones in homage to Josephine Baker (who entered the Pantheon on November 30, 2021).

Confident and smiling, the Guadeloupe beauty queen also dazzled the public and the jury in a small white bikini .

It is the jurors who will then choose the twenty candidates who will be able to continue the competition to claim the title of Miss Universe 2021.

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Iris Mittenaere, Miss Universe 2016, is part of the jury

Iris Mittenaere was becoming Miss Univers 2016 after being elected Miss France a few months before. Four years later, the sublime young woman announced news that delighted fans of the beauty pageant: she was chosen as juror for the ceremony on December 12 in Israel! 'Five years ago, I arrived in the Philippines at night. Excited and scared , I arrived in my hotel room but my roommate was already asleep. I was trying to find out who she was and found out about this teddy bear! Israel! She quickly became my best friend adventure and my greatest support', she began by writing on Instagram to formalize her participation in the jury.

' Today I feel a bit of the same feeling as I arrive in Israel for the 70th anniversary of Miss Universe. But this time... I'm going to be JUDGE!! What a long way! I can't wait to find out who will join our big family! ', added Iris Mittenaere.

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Clémence Botino finally joins the competition

This is an announcement that we have been waiting for impatiently...' Devastated' since testing positive for Covid-19 the day after his arrival in the Middle East, and after ten long days of confinement, Clemence Botino will finally be able to leave his hotel room. Back on her feet, the Miss has only one idea in mind: to discover the scene that awaits her on December 12th. ' I have no more fever, no more symptoms and I finally have good news to announce: I will resume rehearsals and participate in the Miss Universe adventure. “, she declared with enthusiasm to the Parisian .

The pretty young woman will now join her comrades once and for all and begin rehearsals for the final ceremony, in a few days...

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End of isolation for Clémence Botino

Quarantine is almost over for Clemence Botino . Tested positive at coronavirus upon her arrival in Israel, despite the vaccine, the French candidate for Miss Universe 2021 was forced to abandon her comrades for a ten-day imposed solitary confinement . With the shock and disappointment over, the 24-year-old decided to keep her spirits up by creating Tik Toks for her social media followers. On Instagram on December 4, Miss France 2020 has finally announced that it is starting to regain taste and smell.  'J I'm going out in four days. I'm counting the days, I can't wait and as you can see, I am in good shape. I eat, I get better and I feel better ', she enthused. But is her return to competition still on the agenda?

Asked by Tele-Leisure , Sylvie Tellier expressed her concerns... “Unfortunately, she left for the Miss Universe pageant with a negative test. Arrived in Tel Aviv, she gets tested and she is positive. (...). In Israel, when you test positive, you are isolated for 10 days . She does not can retest only after 10 days . The final is December 13th so I'm not hiding from you that I'm extremely worried . I hope Miss Universe will let her back into the pageant, but I'm worried.' alarmed the general manager of the Miss France committee.

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Clémence Botino tested positive for Covid-19

The reign of Clemence Botino will have definitely been very different from that of its sisters... After the pandemic, the successive confinements and the fire of his apartment in Paris in July 2020, the young woman suffered a new blow of fate. The one who was nicknamed the ' Miss France Covid 'announced on her Instagram account that she was positive au coronavirus after a test conducted in Tel Aviv, Israel. The beautiful Guadeloupean who was delighted to tread the podium of Miss Univers next December 12th therefore finds itself at the isolation for fourteen days.
'As I write, things are a little better. But I was devastated because it's too much. I am a positive, determined person, I work very hard and I give myself body and soul. The last two years have been littered with hardships but this one is tough ' , she wrote, indicating that she had immediately called her relatives because 'It's not easy to live this situation far from home'. Especially since she has to 'manage everything in English, with few references' ...
' I am very tired and have lost my taste and smell. Everything was in order, my vaccines, my tests, but life is unpredictable.' continued the beauty queen who assured that she was now going to 'to rest'.
Regarding his involvement, it's not about ' automatic disqualification' for Clémence Botino, as reported France Info Guadeloupe . The same goes for the candidates who have been in contact with her in recent days, and who have also been placed in quarantine pending the results of their tests. PCR .

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Which national costume for Clémence Botino?

Clemence Botino will fly to Israel on November 28 next for the enormous contest of Miss Univers .
While waiting to parade alongside its competitors (there are 76) during this 'American show' , Miss France 2020 has agreed to reveal a little more about her national costume, which she will wear at the ceremony, during an interview for LCI . ' Today I can announce that I will pay tribute to Josephine Baker . A great lady, an American who arrived in France and who will enter the Pantheon', said the young woman, adding: 'She was activist, feminist, she fought for equality between women and men . This is a black woman also, we have this link as well'.
The beautiful 24-year-old Guadeloupean will thus put all her chances on her side to succeed Andrea Meza, Miss Mexico , elected in the previous edition on May 16, in Florida. Remember that Amandine Petit, Miss France 2021, had risen among the 21 selected before being unfortunately eliminated at the gates of the top 10...

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Le sacre de Miss Mexique, Andrea Meza

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Two editions planned

Miss Univers is back ! After a year of absence due to the health crisis, the most prestigious of beauty contests returns again for two new editions! To compensate for last year's cancellation, the organization has planned two major ceremonies in the space of just a few months...
Beauty queens from around the world will try to succeed the beautiful South African Zozibini Tunzi crowned Miss Universe 2019.

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What is the air date of Miss Universe 2021?

the 70 and Miss Universe pageant will take place at He went to Israel in the night of December 12 to 13, 2021 (local time).

Candidates for Miss Universe 2021

For now, 77 young women are vying for the ultimate title of Miss Universe:

  • South Africa - Lalela Mswane
  • Albanie - Ina Dajci
  • Allemagne - Hannah Seifer
  • Argentine - Maria Julieta Garcia
  • Armenia - Nane Avestisyan
  • Aruba - Thessaly Zimmerman
  • Australia - Daria Varlamova
  • Bahamas - Chantel O'Brian
  • Belgium - Kedist Deltour
  • Bolivia - Nahemi Uequin
  • Brazil - Teresa Santos
  • Bulgarie - Elena Danova
  • Cambodia - Ngin Marady
  • Cameroun - Akomo Minkata
  • Canada - Tamara Jemuovic
  • Chili - Antonia Figueroa
  • English - Shi Yin Yang
  • Colombia - Valeria Ayos
  • South Korea - Ji-Soo Kim
  • Costa Rica - Valeria Rees
  • Croatia - Ora Ivanišević
  • Curaçao - Shariëngela Cijntje
  • Danemark - Sara Langtved
  • Ecuador - Suzy Sacoto
  • Spain - Sarah Loinaz
  • UNITED STATES -
  • Finland - Essi Unkuri
  • France - Clemence Botino
  • Ghana - The Commodore
  • Greece - Katerina Kouvoutsaki
  • Guatemala- Dannia Guevara
  • Equatorial Guinea - Chelsea Martina Mituy
  • Haiti- Pascale Belony
  • Honduras - Rose Melendez
  • Hungary - Jazmyn Victoria Elizabeth
  • Cayman Islands - Georgina Kerford
  • Ile Maurice - Anne Murielle Ravina
  • British Virgin Islands - Xaria Penn
  • India - Harnaaz Sandhu
  • Irlande - Katharine Sara Walker
  • Islande - Elisa Gróa Steinthórsdóttir
  • Israel - Noa Cochva
  • Italy - Caterina Di Fuccia
  • Jamaica - Daena Soares
  • Japon - Juri Watanabe
  • Kazakhstan - Aziza Tokashova
  • Kenya - Roshanara Ebrahim
  • Kosovo - Tuti Sejdiju
  • Laos - Jennie Tonkham
  • Malta - Jade Cini
  • Maroc - Kawtar Benhalima
  • Mexique - Débora Hallal
  • Namibia - Chelsea Shikongo
  • Nepal - Sujita Basnet
  • Nicaragua - Allison Wassmer
  • Nigeria - Maristella Okpala
  • Norway - Nora Emilie Nakken
  • Panama - Brenda Smith
  • Paraguay - Nadia Ferreira
  • Pays-Bas - Julia Sinning
  • Peru - Yely Rivera
  • Philippines - Beatrice Luigi Gomez
  • Pologne - Agata Wdowiak
  • Portugal - Oricia Dominguez
  • Porto Rico - Michelle Colon
  • Dominican Republic - Debbie Aflalo
  • Czech Republic - Karolína Kokešovà
  • Roumanie - Carmina Olimpia Coftas
  • United Kingdom - Emma Rose Collingridge
  • Salvador - Alejandra Gavidia
  • Singapore - Nandita Banna
  • Slovakia - Veronika Scepankova
  • Sweden - Moa Sandberg
  • Thailand - Anchilee Scott-Kemmis
  • Turkey - Cemrenaz Turhan
  • Ukraine - Anna Neplyakh
  • Venezuela - Luiseth Materán
  • Vietnam - Nguyen Huynh Kim Duyen

How to watch Miss Universe?

In France, it's the pay channel Paris Premiere (channel 36) which will broadcast the ceremony live from two o'clock in the morning. On the YouTube platform, a live could also be offered to follow the steps of Miss Universe 2021.

Who can run for Miss Universe?

This American competition founded in 1952 is reserved for young women between 18 and 28 year , who are generally already crowned in their country of origin.

Who will represent France at Miss Universe 2021?

For this 70 and edition, so it's Miss France 2020, Clemence Botino , who will fly to Israel to hopefully be crowned Miss Universe. It's with a lot of pride, emotions, joy, tears that I announce to you my official participation in the Miss Universe 2021 pageant on December 12 in Israel. If you knew how much I dreamed of it, almost two years after my election as Miss France (...) Today I feel stronger, more woman, more proud. What an honor to represent my country.' she wrote on Instagram.

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Iris Mittenaere crowned Miss Universe 2016

Amandine Petit will try to follow in the footsteps of Iris Mittenaere, who has become Miss France then Miss Universe the same year, in 2016 . A real consecration for the young woman now aged 28 years old , who has completely changed her life since her participation in the adventure of Miss.

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All Miss Universe

Since the pageant's inception, different countries have repeatedly won the coveted title of Miss Universe. France has donned the scarf twice, in 1953 with Christiane Martel and in 2016 with Iris Mittenaere.

The UNITED STATES saw eight of their sacred beauty queens, the Venezuela took seven victories, followed by Porto-Rico and five coronations. Asian countries are not left out: Philippines are very popular with four Misses elected.

  • 2015: Pia Wurtzbach - Philippines
  • 2016 : Iris Mittenaere - France
  • 2017: Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters - South Africa
  • 2018 : Catriona Gray - Philippines
  • 2019 : Zozibini Tunzi - Afrique du Sud
  • 2020: Andrea Meza - Mexico

What is the difference between Miss Universe and Miss World?

Miss Universe is a ceremony devised by the American company Pacific Mills in 1952 with the aim of to compete at Miss World , created a year earlier in the UK. Since 2015, Miss Universe is organized by WME/IMG , two large American event and representation groups.

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