Manushi Chhillar is the 6th Indian to get the title Miss World 2017 on Saturday evening, 16 years after Priyanka Chopra won the title in 2000.
Manushi competed against 108 contestants from various countries at a glittering event held at Sanya City Arena in China.
She was crowned by Miss World 2016 winner, Puerto Rico’s Stephanie Del Valle.Chhillar made it to the top five spots in the pageant along with England, France, Kenya and Mexico.
1st runner up is Miss England Stephanie Hill, while second runner up is Miss Mexico Andrea Meza.
The 20-year-old, who hails from Haryana, had earlier this year won the Femina Miss India 2017.
Born to doctor parents, Chhillar studied in St. Thomas School in New Delhi and Bhagat Phool Singh Government Medical College for Women in Sonepat.
She is a medical student and was extremely overjoyed when judges announced her name as Miss World.
Her entire family, including her brother and sister, were present at the pageant.
In the question and answer round that followed her entry in the top five spots, Chhillar was asked which profession deserved the highest salary and why? She replied:
“I think a mother is of highest respect. I don’t think its just about cash but love and respect she gives to someone. She is the biggest inspiration in my life. Mother should get highest respect.”
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For her Beauty with a Purpose project (a registered charity and a non-profit organisation associated with Miss World to raise money for humanitarian projects across the world), Manushi took up the mantle to spread awareness about the important issue of menstrual hygiene. Her initiative was called Project Shakti. For the same, she visited about 20 villages, and made a difference to the lives of 5,000 women.