After 17 years India’s Manushi Chhillar Brings Home Miss World Crown.
Manushi is the sixth Indian to win the title and the first since Priyanka Chopra won the crown in 2000. Manushi Chhillar brought back the crown on Saturday evening. Chillar competed against 108 contestants from various countries to win the Miss World title at a glittering event held at Sanya City Arena in China. As soon as the news broke out, the entire film fraternity began to shower love on Chhillar and congratulated her for the big win.
20 Year old Manushi Chhillar was born to doctor parents in Haryana, which once ranked the worst among all states in sex ratio in India.
“The feeling is still sinking in and I am very excited to make India proud too. I’m also looking forward to the year ahead,” Manushi said in a statement after the win.
“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,” said Manushi, whose family members, including a brother and a sister, were present at the gala.
In the question-and-answer round after she was shortlisted among the top five, Manushi was asked:
“Which profession deserves the highest salary and why?”
She said a mother deserves it most.
Manushi was ecstatic and emotional when she was announced the winner from among contestants from 108 countries. She was crowned by Miss World 2016 winner, Puerto Rico’s Stephanie Del Valle. Miss Mexico Andrea Meza was announced the first runner up, while Miss England Stephanie Hill was declared the second runner up at the event, held at Sanya City Area.
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar congratulated Manushi, saying:
“Manushi, ‘the daughter of Haryana’, has made the country and the state proud.” Priyanka was joyous about having a “successor”.”And we have a successor! Congratulations Manushi Chhillar on becoming Miss World 2017. Cherish and learn, and most importantly enjoy it. Bravo,” she tweeted.
Titleholders from 2014 to 2017
|Edition||Country||Name||National Title||Location||Number of Entrants|
|2017||India||Manushi Chhillar||Femina Miss India||Sanya, China||118|
|2016||Puerto Rico||Stephanie Del Valle||Miss Puerto Rico||Washington, D.C., United States||117|
|2015||Spain||Mireia Lalaguna||Miss Spain||Sanya, China||114|
|2014||South Africa||Rolene Strauss||Miss South Africa||London, United Kingdom||121|