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Sanya: It was a proud moment for India as Haryana’s Manushi Chhillar was crowned Miss World 2017 at a glittering event held at Sanya City Arena in Sanya, China, on Saturday.
Chhillar was crowned the Miss World among 118 contestants from various countries. She was crowned Miss World-2017 by outgoing titleholder Stephanie Del Valle. She became the sixth Indian to be crowned Miss World. She brought the crown back to India after 17 years; the last Indian to bag it was Priyanka Chopra (2000).
The gorgeous Manushi also won the ‘Head to Head’ challenge and the ‘Beauty With A Purpose’ segment while Andrea Meza, Miss Mexico, was crowned first runner-up and Stephanie Hill, Miss England, second runner-up.
She impressed the judges throughout, but her final round answer was the icing on the cake.
“Since I am very close to my mother, I believe a mother deserves the highest respect. When you talk about salary, I don’t think it’s just about cash, but it’s the love and respect you give to someone. I think my mom has always been my biggest inspiration; mothers sacrifice so much for their kids. It is certainly that one profession which deserves the highest salary, the highest respect and love,” said the 20-year-old beauty when asked which profession in the world deserved the highest salary and why.
On 25 June 2017, Chhillar took part in the Femina Miss India 2017 competition, representing the state of Haryana. During the competition, Chhillar was crowned Miss Photogenic, and went on to win the competition as well, earning the right to represent India at the Miss World 2017 competition.
At Miss World 2017, Chhillar became a semifinalist in the Top Model, People’s Choice, and Multimedia competitions, while she was a co-winner of the Beauty with a Purpose competition. Chhillar’s Beauty with a Purpose project was Project Shakti. The campaign’s goal is to spread awareness about menstrual hygiene. She visited about 20 villages for the project and treated over 5,000 women.
Manushi is a medical student who dreams of being a cardiac surgeon and who took a one-year break from studies to focus on representing India at the international pageant.