The 67th edition of the Miss World pageant, Miss World 2017 was won by Miss India, Manushi Chhillar. The event held today, Saturday, November 18 at the Sanya City Arena in Sanya, China.
Her win at a grand event in China, brings to an end the country’s dry spell of 17 years at the top pageant contest.
Chhillar was presented the crown by Stephanie Del Valle, the last year’s Miss World winner from Puerto Rico at the event in Sanya City Arena in China which was televised live globally.
The announcement about Chhillar winning the Miss World crown was also made on the pageant’s official Twitter handle as well as on its Facebook page.
“The winner of Miss World 2017 is Miss India Manushi Chhillar,” the tweet said.
The 20-year-old from Haryana, who is a medical student, edged out top five contestants from England, France, Kenya and Mexico.
The first and the second runners-up were Miss England Stephanie Hill and M iss Mexico Andrea Meza.
Chhillar is the sixth Indian to win the coveted crown, which was first won by Reita Faria back in 1966.
Aishwarya Rai had bagged the title in 1994, followed by Diana Haydon in 1997, Yukta Mookhey in 1999 and Priyanka Chopra in 2000, the last for India.
According to Chhillar’s profile on the Miss World website, she aims to be a cardiac surgeon and wants to open a chain of non-profitable hospitals based in rural areas.
Former Miss World, Priyanka Chopra was excited when the news reached her ears. Sending her good wishes, she congratulated Chhillar and gave her some tips on Twitter too.
She tweeted: And we have a successor!Congratulations
@ManushiChhillar on becoming #MissWorld2017.. cherish and learn, and most importantly enjoy it.Bravo
108 contestants from all over the world competed for the coveted crown.