Fact Check: Old video of Harnaaz Sandhu dancing passed off as recent celebrations after winning Miss Universe 2021

Harnaaz Sandhu was crowned Miss Universe 2021 on 13 December 2021. Following this, a video of Harnaaz dancing to the beats of dhols

By Misha Rajani  Published on  5 Jan 2022 6:15 AM GMT
Fact Check: Old video of Harnaaz Sandhu dancing passed off as recent celebrations after winning Miss Universe 2021

Hyderabad: Harnaaz Sandhu was crowned Miss Universe 2021 on 13 December 2021. Following this, a video of Harnaaz dancing to the beats of dhols started circulating on Facebook claiming that she was celebrating in her village after being crowned Miss Universe.

A Facebook user who shared the video wrote, "No celebration is complete without the beats of Dhol in Punjab as the #Miss Universe 2021 #Harnaaz Kaur Sandhu danced to the beat dhol when she had recently arrived at her native village Kohali in #Punjab after winning a Beauty Pageant (sic)."

Republic World also shared the video on 14 December 2021 claiming that Harnaaz Sandhu danced to dhol beats in her village after winning the beauty pageant.

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Fact Check:

The video was not taken after Harnaaz Sandhu was crowned Miss Universe 2021.

NewsMeter performed a reverse image search and found that the same video was posted by the Facebook page Miss Diva on 20 October 2021. The caption said Harnaaz was celebrating her win after being titled 'LIVA Miss Diva Universe 2021'.

Miss Diva is part of the Femina Miss India pageant that selects India's representatives for the Miss Universe pageant.

We noticed that in the viral video, Harnaaz's sash reads 'Miss Diva Universe'. Harnaaz was crowned LIVA Miss Diva Universe 2021 in October 2021 and was set to represent India at the Miss Universe 2021 global pageant that was held in December 2021 in Israel.

The viral video shows her celebrating winning LIVA Miss Diva Universe 2021.

Harnaaz shared photos of herself sporting the same 'Miss Diva Universe' sash on Instagram in October 2021. The caption reads, "Home is where the heart is. That's exactly how LIVA Miss Diva Universe 2021, Harnaaz Sandhu felt as she returned to her hometown Chandigarh."

She also shared a photo of herself wearing the same dress as seen in the viral video before she was crowned Miss Universe 2021.

Clearly, a video of Harnaaz Sandhu dancing and celebrating winning the title 'Miss Diva Universe 2021' is going viral with a false claim.

Claim Review:A video of Harnaaz Sandhu dancing and celebrating after being crowned Miss Universe 2021.
Claimed By:Facebook User
Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:Facebook
Claim Fact Check:False
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