Miss India, Harnaaz Sandhu has been crowned Miss Universe in the Israeli city of Eilat.
The event happened in the early hours of Monday.
This was despite several pressure on contestants to boycott the event in support of the Palestinians.
The 70th edition of the annual pageant, held in Israel for the first time, has also faced complications from the coronavirus pandemic.
Sandhu took the top prize in the Red Sea resort with Paraguay’s Nadia Ferreira first runner-up and Miss South Africa Lalela Mswane taking the second runner-up spot.