India’s Manushi Chhillar is Miss World 2017!
Miss India’s win comes just 17 years after Priyanka Chopra won the title in 2000 and Aishwarya Rai’s win in 1994. Coming in as first runner up is Andrea Meza from Mexico with Stephanie Hill from England was second runner up.
Chhillar, a 20-year-old studied in St. Thomas School in New Delhi and Bhagat Phool Singh Government Medical College for Women in Sonepat. According to Chhillar’s profile on the Miss World website, the beauty queen aims to be a cardiac surgeon and has plans of opening non-profit hospitals in rural areas.
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.
"I am so happy that I have done my nation proud and I am very excited to begin a new journey! Thank you everyone for all the wishes, means the world to me." – Miss World Manushi Chhillar #MissWorld2017 #MissWorldManushi @ManushiChhillar @MissWorldLtd pic.twitter.com/60tIgcZ25a
— Miss India (@feminamissindia) November 19, 2017
The 2017 Miss World beauty pageant in China is the 5th Miss World event to be held in China in 10 years. Previously, the competition was held in Sanya. There was also a controversy with Miss Canada, Anastasia Lin, as officials in Hong Kong stopped her from boarding a plane bound for China’s Hainan Island. Just last year, Lin was reportedly told to not speak about human rights abuses in China by pageant authorities.
She did not compete in this year’s event, with Canada represented by high school student Cynthia Menard.