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Years later, Manushi Chillar from India becomes Miss World

Years later, Manushi Chillar from India becomes Miss World

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 global pageant.

Manushi, who was also the victor of Miss India 2017, made it through a total of 108 contestants to bag the coveted title. Stephanie Del Valle, the Miss World 2016, passed on her crown to Manushi Chiller who won the title after elbowing contestants from 108 countries.

Her win brings India level with Venezuela as the countries with most victories in the history of the pageant, now in its 67th edition.

Winning hearts all across the globe, India's Manushi Chhillar was crowned as Miss World 2017 on November 18.

Manushi was given the crown by Miss World 2016 victor Puerto Rico's Stephanie Del Valle. England and Mexico were announced as first and second runner up respectively.

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The Haryana born girl was competing with 118 beauties from across the world and managed to end India seventeen year long wait for the paegant. Mother should get highest respect, " was her reply that impressed the judges. Manushi took over from Priyadarshini Chatterjee to become the 54th Miss World.

Before winning the actual title, Manushi also won the Head to Head challenge and the Beauty with a goal segment of the Miss World competition. Congratulations @ManushiChhillar yipeeeee about time! super proud! Her motto in life is "When you cease to dream you cease to live", and she believes her education has given her the confidence to stand on stage and helped enhance her skills.

She is a medical student from Rohtak Haryana said "As a kid, I always wanted to participate in the competition but I never knew I would make it this far".

The first Miss World crown was won for India by Reita Faria in 1943, followed which Aishwarya Rai (1994), Diana Hayden (1997), Yukta Mookhey (1999) and Priyanka Chopra (2000).


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