Manushi Chhillar crowned2017 Miss Word | Wishes from former beauties and PM pour in!
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20-year-old medical student, Manushi Chhillar hailing from the state of Haryana has been crowned the ‘2017 Miss World’ in the beauty pageant event held in China. After Aishwarya Rai (1994) and Priyanka Chopra (2000), Manushi Chhillar became the third Indian to win the beauty pageant. She has been crowned by the 2016 Miss World, Stephanie Del Valle from Puerto Rico.
It was after 17 long years that an Indian managed to win the beauty pageant. Priyanka Chopra was the last India before Manushi to win the contest in the year 2000. Wishes poured from all over the nation. Notably, PM Narendra Modi congratulated Manushi in his tweet.
Neha Dhupia, who herself won Femina Miss India Title (2002) mentored the contestants this time. Bollywood celebrities like AnupamKher, Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai, Sushmita Sen, Dia Mirza along with Neha Dhupia wished Manushi on becoming Miss World 2017.
In the final round of the beauty pageant contest, Manushi was asked ‘Which profession should be paid the highest salary’. Her answer, ‘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,’ was welcomed with a grand applause and got her the Miss Word 2017 Beauty Pageant award.