India’s Manushi Chhillar on Saturday won the coveted Miss World 2017 title at a glittering event in China, ending 17 years of drought for India at the international pageant. Priyanka Chopra was the last winner from India in 2000. Chhillar, 21, looked emotional as the crown was placed on her head by Miss World 2016 winner Puerto Rico’s Stephanie Del Valle. She competed against 108 contestants at the pageant.
Miss Mexico Andrea Meza was announced the first runner up, while Miss England Stephanie Hill was declared the second runner up. (Text: IANS/Photo: Twitter, Manushi Chhillar)
Manushi Chhillar, born to doctor parents from Haryana, studied at St. Thomas School in Delhi and Bhagat Phool Singh Government Medical College for Women in Sonepat. (Text: IANS/Photo: Miss World/ Twitter)
In an interview during her grooming, she said: “The only thing I believe is certain in life is uncertainty, and this is what is amazing about the pageant.” (Text: IANS/Photo: Twitter)
India’s Manushi Chhillar with Stephanie Hill of England and Andrea Meza of Mexico were named 1st and 2nd runner-up respectively ta the Miss World 2017 contest. (Source: Miss India/ Twitter)
Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar celebrating her winning moment with top ten contestants. (Source: Miss World/ Twitter)
Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar with her parents after winning the contest. Both her parents, who are doctors were present there in China to witness the historic moment. (Source: Miss India/ Twitter)
She had also said that she is confident of winning the crown. (Text: IANS/Photo: Facebook)
Manushi Chhillar, who is from Haryana, had earlier won the Femina Miss India 2017 on June 25.
Apart from the title, Chhillar also won the Beauty with Purpose award. (Text: IANS/Photo: Facebook)