'Hashtag I'm unbothered': Harnaaz Sandhu on body-shamers

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'Hashtag I'm unbothered': Harnaaz Sandhu on body-shamers
Miss Universe 2021 Harnaaz Sandhu
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MANILA, Philippines — Miss Universe 2021 Harnaaz Sandhu gave a strong advice to women who are being victimized by body-shaming. 

During her arrival in the country on Sunday, Harnaaz told women that she is the perfect example of being body shamed yet still “unbothered.”

“I just want to tell them 'look at me, hashtag I'm unbothered,'” she said.

“It's not about how you look, it's about how you feel. Treat yourself how you want to treat you. You are strong, you are unique, you are beautiful. Nobody can be like you and I think it's the best thing you have. And we are all women of all colors, all shapes, all sizes,” she added. 

Last month, the Miss Universe Organization defended Harnaaz Sandhu against social media users who are attacking her with body-shaming comments. 

In a video posted by the organization recently on their Facebook page, Sandhu was seen explaining the Indian language diversity. 

In the post, Facebook users were commenting about the beauty queen's weight gain. Among the comments included ""YIKES! WHAT HAPPENED TO THAT WEIGHT GIRL?? Someone needs a diet!!"

The organization then commented on the post, saying that they do not tolerate bullying. 

"The Miss Universe Organization does not tolerate bullying of any kind. We are a community built to champion, encourage, and uplift one another," the organization commented. 

"There is no room for hate here," it added. 

Hosting the welcome were Narvacan City Mayor, Hon. Chavit Singson and architect Richelle Singson-Michael, LCS Group Vice Chairperson, Ako Ilokano Ako Partylist first nominee, and Host Committee Chairperson of the 65 th Miss Universe that took place here in the Philippines.

“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,” Rachel said.

“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,” Chavit added. 

RELATED: Miss Universe slams bashers of 2021 winner Harnaaz Sandhu's weight gain 


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