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LIST: Miss Universe 2021 Special Award winners

By Hannah Mallorca Published Dec 13, 2021 6:01 pm

Pageant season is in full swing as Harnaaz Sandhu of India was recently crowned as the 70th Miss Universe

Held in Eliat, Israel, 80 beautiful ladies from all around the world competed for the coveted Miss Universe crown. Aside from Sandhu, three inspiring women took home the special awards of the pageant:

Best in National Costume: Miss Universe Nigeria - Maristella Okpala

In a Dec. 11 Instagram post, Okpala said the “Mmanwa” costume is inspired by a famous traditional masquerade of the southeastern tribe of Nigeria. The costume is helmed by Filipino designer Kennedy Jhon Gasper.

Spirit of Carnival Award: Miss Universe Bahamas - Chantel O’Brian

The award is given to the candidate who embodied international cruise line Carnival Cruise Line’s values of “fun, friendship, diversity and inclusion.”

Social Impact Award: Miss Universe Chile - Antonia Figueroa

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During the Miss Universe prelims, Figueroa received the Social Impact Award which is given to the candidate who made the “biggest impact for social good” using the ImpactWayv social media platform.