India’s Manushi Chhillar (20) was crowned coveted Miss World crown for the year 2017. The win comes 17 years after Priyanka Chopra brought home coveted title in the year 2000.
The winner of 2016 title, Puerto Rico’s Stephanie Del Valle passed on her crown to Ms Chhillar at a grand event held in Sanya in China. Miss England Stephanie Hill was first runner up and Miss Mexico Andrea Meza was second runner up. Around 108 women from across world participated in 2017 beauty pageant.
Ms Chhillar is sixth Indian woman to win the coveted title of Miss World. Reita Faria was first Indian woman to claim title back in 1966, followed by Aishwariya Rai Bachchan (1994), Diana Haydon (1997), Yukta Mookhey (1999) and Priyanka Chopra (2000).
Manushi Chhillar was born on 14 May 1997. She had studied at St. Thomas’ School in New Delhi and is pursuing a medical degree at Bhagat Phool Singh Government Medical College for Women in Sonipat. She is trained Kuchipudi dancer, and has trained under legendary dancers Raja and Radha Reddy and Kaushalya Reddy. She has also attended National School of Drama. She had won Femina Miss India World 2017 in May 2017.