You guys, this year's Miss Universe is Harnaaz Sandhu from India! The competition's much-awaited Question & Answer portion was certainly nerve-wracking, as the Top 3 candidates all had to answer the same Q: "What advice would you give to young women watching on how to deal with the pressures they face today?"
Read the full transcript below:
1. South Africa, Lalela Mswane
Answer: "I would implore young women today to choose courage over comfort, every opportunity they get. I would also like young women to know that since the beginning of time, they've had anything, everything rather, within them to achieve anything they wanted. It was unfortunately the world that convinced us that we did not. Thank you."
2. India, Harnaaz Sandhu
Answer: "Well, I think the biggest pressure the youth of today is facing is to believe in themselves. To know that you are unique and that's what makes you beautiful, stop comparing yourselves with others, and let's talk about more important things that's happening worldwide. I think this is what you need to understand. Come out, speak for yourself, because you are the leader of your life. You are the voice of your own [life]. I believe in myself and that's why I'm standing here today. Thank you."
3. Paraguay, Nadia Ferreira
Answer: "I've been through so many hard situations in my life. But I overcome it. So I want all women, all persons who's watching in this moment, to join forces, to do what you're meant to do because you can do it. No matter the situation, you can overcome it, and you can always be victorious. Thank you."