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‘I’ll always remember this moment’: Thai doll performer on Miss Universe Harnaaz Sandhu loves her doll version

After a gap of two decades, Harnaaz Sandhu brought home the coveted Miss Universe crown last December. She left everyone in awe with her confident demeanor and style choices as she made the country proud on the world stage. Among the many people who have showered her with praise from around the world is a doll designer based in Thailand who paid the beauty pageant winner a rather sweet tribute.

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Grace Panisara, who founded the eponymous doll sewing brand, designed a mini-doll version of Harnaaz’s Miss Universe winning look. The Miss Universe took to Instagram to share the photo of the doll and wrote, “It’s gorgeous.”

Harnaaz appreciated the work of the artist (Source: Harnaaz Sandhu/Instagram)

The Harnaaz The doll can be seen wearing a similar shimmering silver dress with a plunging neckline and front slit, originally designed by Saisha Shinde. Not only that, but he can also be seen adorning the jeweled crown and belt.

“I like to play with two things – dolls and beauty pageant. So, I put them together to create a masterpiece,” Panisara said. indianexpress.com on its creation. “The doll wears a replica of the dress Harnaaz wore for the competition. I looked at the designer’s work and noted the intricacies to make the outfit as detailed as possible. “All materials and embroidery are done down to the smallest detail,” she added.

Sharing his happiness to be appreciated by Harnaaz, the doll costume designer revealed, “I also received birthday wishes from her. I am very happy. It’s a moment I will always remember. »

The 30-year-old artist has recreated the looks of several beauty pageant winners and finalists, always paying close attention to the finer details of costumes and props.

“I’ve been making doll costumes since I was a kid because I’ve always wanted to wear a beautiful evening dress like the ones I’ve seen actors wear on TV,” Panisara said.

Revealing that she started making these dresses because she couldn’t wear them herself, the Thailand-based artist added, “I love my work so much. I never tire of making these doll costumes.

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