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20-year old Indian wins ‘Miss World 2017’

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In its 67th edition, Manushi Chillar of India was crowned ‘Miss World 2017′ on 18th November. This is the first time in 17 years, the title of ‘Miss World’ comes back to India. Priyanka Chopra was the last to win this title for India in 2000.

The contest was held in China in which contestants from 108 countries attended the event. The second runner-up Stephanie Hill was from Britain. Alma Andrea, from Mexico, was the first runner-up.


20-year old medical student Manushi Chhillar is the sixth Indian winner for the pageant following the footsteps of Priyanka Chopra and Aishwarya Rai.

Chhillar is a trained classical dancer who also enjoys painting and hopes to open a chain of non-profit hospitals in the rural areas of India.

Following her win Miss World, Manushi Chhillar said, “Thank you, everyone, for your constant love, support, and prayers,” she wrote on Twitter. “This one’s for India.”

Stephanie del Valle of Puerto Rico crowned the Lady Chhillar with the title. Her victory rapidly became a top Twitter trend. Priyanka Chopra along with other Indian state ministers congratulated her on the victory.

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In the competition’s 67-year history, both India and Venezuela hold the record for the highest number of wins with six titles each. 

In the final round, Chhillar was asked about the lessons she would take back after spending a month with 30 contestants.

The winner replied, “Throughout the journey, I had a vision and with this came a belief, I can change the world.”