The win comes 17 years after Priyanka Chopra brought home the coveted title in the year 2000. The 54th Femina Miss India World, Manushi Chhillar wins the prestigious title of Miss World 2017. Beating the 118 contestants from all over the world who competed for the crown, Haryana girl Manushi Chhillar made it to the top.

She was crowned Miss World 2017 on November 18, 2017, by the outgoing titleholder Stephanie Del Valle. The 67th edition of Miss World was held at the Sanya City Arena in Sanya, China.

The 20-year-old medical student from Haryana, Manushi Chhillar gets the crown back to the country after 17 years. The last time, Priyanka Chopra won the jewel in 2000. Manushi was born to doctor parents in Haryana. Her father, Dr. Mitra Basu Chhillar, is a scientist at the DRDO, while her mother, Dr. Neelam Chhillar, is an associate professor and HOD at the Institute of Human Behaviour and Allied Sciences.

Manushi Chhillar studied at St. Thomas’ School in New Delhi, and is pursuing a medical degree at the Bhagat Phool Singh Government Medical College for Women in Sonipat. She is a trained Kuchipudi dancer, and has trained under legendary dancers Raja and Radha Reddy.

Manushi has also been a part of National School of Drama, and enjoys swimming in her free time. Chhillar has a keen interest in poetry, and likes painting too. Apart from being exceptionally talented, Manushi also has a flair for the English language, and was the All-India CBSE topper in English, in Class 12.

Manushi took up the cause of menstrual hygiene, and spread awareness in 20 villages, under her Beauty with a Purpose project. Her initiative was called Project Shakti. Manushi became the sixth Indian woman to win the crown, and the first since Priyanka Chopra won Miss World 2000. No doubt, Manushi has made nation proud yet again.

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