On 18 November 2017
, the 21-year-old beauty(Manushi Chhillar) was crowned Miss World 2017 at a glorious ceremony in the seaside resort city of Sanya in China. She was granted the crown by Stephanie Del Valle, the last year’s Miss World winner from Puerto,Rico. She became the sixth Indian woman to win the crown.
Miss World Crown
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.
As many as 108 beauty queens from different parts of the world are participating in the well known beauty pageant. Chhillar was so close to the Miss World crown as she had gone straight from top 40 to top 15, during the course of the competition.
Manushi’s winning shot at the competition came with her heartfelt response to the question asked by the judges — which profession in the world deserves the highest salary and why? She replied: “My mother has been my biggest inspiration, so I have to say, a mother’s job. It is not always about cash, but love and respect that you give to someone.All mothers sacrifice so much for their kids.So, I think a mother deserves that the most”.
Manushi was born in Rohtak, Haryana on May 14, 1997. Her father, Dr. Mitra Basu Chhillar, is a scientist at Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), while her mother, Dr. Neelam Chhillar, is an associate professor and department head of neurochemistry at the Institute of Human Behaviour and Allied Sciences. Manushi is pursuing her MBBS degree from the Bhagat Phool Singh Government Medical College for Women in Khanpur Kalan village in Sonepat.
On 25 June 2017, Chhillar took part in the Femina Miss India 2017 competition, representing the state of Haryana. During the competition, Chhillar was crowned Miss Photogenic and went on to win the competition as well, earning the right to represent India at the Miss World 2017 competition.
Chhillar was announced as brand ambassador for Anaemia Free Haryana, She has been associated with ‘Project Shakti’ campaign, initiated by her to make women and girls more aware about menstural hygiene by ensuring free availability of sanitary napkins for all girls in the government schools of Haryana by Chief Minister of the state Manohar Lal Khattar.