India’s Manushi Chhillar has won the Miss World beauty pageant for the year 2017. The win comes 17 years after Priyanka Chopra brought home the coveted title in the year 2000. Stephanie Hill, who is Miss England was the first runner-up and Miss Mexico Andrea Meza was second runner-up. Around 108 women from across the world participated in the beauty pageant.
Ms. Chhillar, a 20-year-old from Haryana, studied in St. Thomas School in New Delhi and Bhagat Phool Singh Government Medical College for Women in Sonepat.
‘She is gifted’: Miss World Manushi Chhillar is a would-be doctor, poet, painter, and dancer
Manushi, who is a third-year MBBS student at a medical college in Sonepat, wants to be a cardiac surgeon.
As soon as Manushi Chhillar was crowned the Miss World-2017 title in the Chinese city of Sanya on Saturday, her uncle’s house in Rohtak was abuzz with celebrations. She is the first Indian woman to bag the title after Priyanka Chopra won the pageant in 2000.
“She is gifted. Since childhood, she liked playing with dolls and dress. But she also wanted to serve the people. Even though she has become Miss World she will go on to complete her medical studies,” Manushi’s aunt Dr. Usha Chhillar and her professor of dermatology at the BPS Medical College.
The family members said she is a good poet, painter, and Kuchipudi dancer. She is working on her project on menstrual hygiene as well.
Manushi, who originally belongs to Bamnoli village in Haryana’s Jhajjar district and is a third-year MBBS student at BPS Medical College for Women, Khanpur Kalan, in Sonepat, wants to be a cardiac surgeon.