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Miss World 2017 is Haryana girl Manushi Chiller

November 20, 2017 06:17 AM

Sanya (China), November 18, 2017: India's Manushi Chillar on Saturday won the coveted Miss World 2017 title at a glittering event here, ending 16 years of drought for India at the international pageant.

Priyanka Chopra was the last winner from India in 2000.

Chillar, 21, looked emotional as the crown was placed on her head by Miss World 2016 winner Puerto Rico's Stephanie Del Valle. 

She competed against 108 contestants from various countries at the pageant.

Miss Mexico Andrea Meza was announced the first runner up, while Miss England Stephanie Hill was declared the second runner up at an event held at Sanya City Area.

Manushi Chillar, born to doctor parents from Haryana, studied at St. Thomas School in Delhi and Bhagat Phool Singh Government Medical College for Women in Sonepat.

In an interview during her grooming, she said: "The only thing I believe is certain in life is uncertainty, and this is what is amazing about the pageant."

She had also said that she was confident of winning the crown.

Apart from the title, Chillar also won the Beauty with Purpose award.

Chillar had earlier this year won the Femina Miss India 2017.

The Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal, has congratulated Ms Manushi Chillar on winning the coveted Miss World 2017 pageant at Sanya in China, today. The 21-year-old Manushi  Chillar hails from Haryana.  

              The Chief Minister said that by winning the coveted crown of Miss World 16 years after Priyanka Chopra won the title in 2000, Manushi, the daughter of Haryana, has made the country and the state proud. Earlier this year, Ms Manushi had also won the crown  of Femina Miss India 2017.

More about Chhiller:    

Manushi Chhillar is an Indian model and beauty queen who was crowned Miss World 2017 in Sanya, China. She previously won Femina Miss India World 2017 at the finale event held in at Yash Raj Studios in Mumbai on Sunday 25 June 2017.

Chillar, who is from Sonipat , Haryana, had earlier this year won the Femina Miss India 2017. 

 Born to doctor parents Dr Mitra Basu Chhillar and mother, Dr Neelam Chhillar on 14 May 1997, Manushi, has done India proud at quite a young age.

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