Manushi Chillar Bags Miss World Title 2017, bringing an End to India’s Dry Spell
Manushi Chillar, a 20-year-old Indian beauty won the Miss World Title 2017 on Saturday at a grand event in China held at a resort in the coastal city of Sanya. Manushi Chillar hails from Haryana and is a medical student. Manushi Chillar was presented the crown by Stephanie Del Valle, the last year’s Miss World from Puerto Rico.
Around 108 gorgeous women from across the world participated in the beauty pageant; and India’s Manushi Chillar edged out top five contestants from England, France, Kenya and Mexico.
The first runner was Miss England Stephanie Hill and the second runner-up was Miss Mexico, Andrea Meza.
In the top five rounds, Manushi Chillar was asked which profession according to her deserved the highest salary.
“I think a mother deserves the highest respect, and when you talk about salary it’s not always about cash, but I feel it’s the love and respect that you give to someone. My mother has always been the biggest inspiration in my life.
“All mothers sacrifice so much for their kids. So, I think it is the job of a mother that deserves the highest salary,” said Chillar; to which the judges applauded.
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It was a joyous moment for India, and many people took to Twitter to congratulate Ms Chillar.
Manushi Chillar is the sixth Indian to win the coveted title of Miss World. Reita Faria first bagged the Miss World title back in 1996. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan won the title in the year 1994, followed by Diana Haydon in 1997, Yukta Mookhey in the year 1999 and Priyanka Chopra in 2000.
In an interview, Chillar said: “The feeling is still sinking in and very excited to make India proud too. I’m also looking forward to the year ahead.
“My parents have always been my pillar of support and having them here tonight by my side has only brought me more strength and joy. My final answer also came to me by having them here with me in front of me”.
Chillar is pursuing a medical degree at the Bhagat Phool Singh Government Medical College for Women in Sonipat. Manushi Chillar is a trained Indian Classical Dancer and loves to play outdoor sports. She actively participates in many sports including bungee jumping, scuba diving, paragliding and snorkelling.
Manushi Chillar aspires to become a Cardiac Surgeon and wants to open a chain of non-profitable hospital based in rural areas.