After a dry spell of 17 years for India, Miss India Manushi Chhillar was crowned Miss World 2017 on 18th November 2017. She was contesting with 118 beauty queens from various parts of the world. The first runner-up was Miss Mexico Andrea Meza: the second runner-up was Miss England Stephanie Hill at the pageant.
At a renowned resort in the Chinese city of Sanya – the host of the Miss World Pageant 2017 – Manushi Chhillar was presented with the Miss World Crown 2017 by last year’s Puerto Rican winner, Stephanie Del Valle. Additionally, Manushi was also amongst one of the recipients of the ‘Beauty with a Purpose’ Award for her contribution in the field of menstrual hygiene.
It was Reita Faria in 1966 who won the title for India for the first time. This same feat was achieved by Aishwarya Rai during 1994, Diana Hayden in 1997, Yukta Mookhey in 1999 and Priyanka Chopra in 2000.
All you wanted to know about the newly-crowned Miss World 2017: Manushi Chhillar.
1) Her father, Dr. Mitra Basu Chhillar, is a scientist. He is employed in the Defence Research and Development Organisation.
2)Manushi’s mother, Dr. Neelam Chhillar, is an associate professor. She heads the Department of Neurochemistry, Institute of Human Behaviour and Allied Sciences.
3)Completed her schooling at St. Thomas’ School, New Delhi
4)Studying medicine at the Bhagat Phool Singh Government Medical College for Women, Sonipat.
5)The 6th Indian to be the winner of the coveted Miss World crown.
6)Received training in classical singing.
7)An ardent lover of outdoor sports; she indulges in bungee jumping, snorkeling, and scuba diving.
8)A crusader for menstrual hygiene and is involved with the ‘Shakti’ project that works towards the same cause.
10)She stands tall at 5 feet 9 inches; weighs around 55 kg; her body measurements are 33-27-34.
11)Born in a Jat family on 14th May 1997 at Sonepat, Haryana.
12)She is an attendee of the National School of Drama
13)She was crowned Femina Miss India 2017 on 25th June 2017 and represented her home state Haryana. She was awarded the “Miss Photogenic’ award during the same event.
14)Amongst her hobbies are included painting, dancing, and poetry-writing.
15)She is hopeful of opening a series of non-profit medical hubs in the rural centers, sometime in the future.
16)Before participating in the Miss World 2017 show, she was the winner of ‘Miss Haryana 2017’
17)She is active on social media and has accounts on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
18)She has brownish color hair and eyes.
19) During round 5 of the prestigious event, Manushi was posed with the question about the profession which deserved the highest salary. The answer that won her the crown was:
“I think a mother deserves the highest respect and when you talk about salary it’s not always about cash but I feel it’s the love and respect that you give to someone. My mother has always been the biggest inspiration in my life. All mothers sacrifice so much for their kids. So, I think it is the job of a mother that deserves the highest salary,”.
20) For the answer that all the men must be waiting with bated breath: Her relationship status is ‘Single’.