India’s Manushi Chhillar has won the Miss World beauty pageant for the year 2017. The win comes 17 years after Priyanka Chopra brought home the coveted title in the year 2000. Stephanie Hill, who is Miss England was the first runner up and Miss Mexico Andrea Meza was second runner up. Around 108 women from across the world participated in the beauty pageant.
|Born||14 May 1997
|Education||St. Thomas’ School
Bhagat Phool Singh Medical College
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Title||Femina Miss India 2017
Miss World 2017
|Beauty pageant titleholder|
|Femina Miss India 2017
Miss World 2017
Ms Chhillar, a 20-year-old from Haryana, studied in St. Thomas School in New Delhi and Bhagat Phool Singh Government Medical College for Women in Sonepat.
According to Ms Chhillar’s profile on the Miss World website, Ms Chhillar aims to be a cardiac surgeon and has plans of opening non-profit hospitals in rural areas.
Ms Chhillar’s profile also says she is a trained classical dancer and has a passion for outdoor sports like scuba diving, snorkelling and bungee jumping.
Indian medical student, 20, is crowned Miss World 2017 in China – making her country equal with Venezuela as most successful nations in its history
Following her success, she tweeted: ‘Thank you, everyone, for your constant love, support. This one’s for India.’
She has retweeted a number of different articles relating to success and has become a trending topic on the social media site Twitter.
Among those to come out and congratulate her include Manohar Lal Khattar – the minister of her home state of Haryana.
She was crowed the winner by last year’s winner, Stephanie del Valle of Puerto Rico, at the ceremony in the Chinese coastal city of Sanya.
Britain’s Stephanie Hill and Mexico’s Andrea Meza completed the other podium place finishes…