India's Manushi Chhillar crowned as Miss World 2017

Haryana girl and Indian representative Manushi Chhillar won the coveted Miss World 2017 pageant, bringing the crown back to the country for the first time since Priyanka Chopra won the title in 2000.

Manushi Chhillar being crowned as Miss World 2017.
Manushi Chhillar being crowned as Miss World 2017. Photo courtesy: Twitter

20-year-old Manushi competed against 108 contestants and beat 39 other finalists from various countries at a glittering event held at Sanya City Arena in China. She became the sixth Indian woman to win the title, and India is now tied with Venezuela as the countries with the most Miss World wins.

Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar celebrates as the other contestants and outgoing Miss World Stephanie Del Valle look on.
Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar celebrates as the other contestants and outgoing Miss World Stephanie Del Valle look on. Photo courtesy: Twitter

Miss World 2016 winner Puerto Rico’s Stephanie Del Valle gave away the coveted crown to the winner. Miss Mexico was named the first runner-up while Miss England stood third at the beauty pageant.

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Tushaar Kuthiala
Tushaar Kuthiala – Senior Writer

Tushaar has five years experience as a journalist in founding two start-up newspapers. He worked as a special correspondent based in New Delhi with Daily World, an international media organisation. He enjoys reading and writing fiction in his spare time.

 

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