After 17 years, India’s Manushi Chhillar today won the coveted Miss World 2017 crown at a grand event in China.
The 20-year-old from Haryana, who is a medical student, edged out top five contestants from England, France, Kenya and Mexico.
Chhillar was presented the crown by Stephanie Del Valle, the last year’s Miss World winner from Puerto Rico at the event in Sanya City Arena in China which was televised live globally.
The win comes 17 years after Priyanka Chopra brought home the coveted title in the year 2000.
According to Ms Chhillar’s profile on the Miss World website, Ms Chhillar aims to be a cardiac surgeon and has plans of opening non-profit hospitals in rural areas.
Ms Chhillar’s profile also says she is a trained classical dancer and has a passion for outdoor sports like scuba diving, snorkelling and bungee jumping.
Congratulations @ManushiChhillar! India is proud of your accomplishment.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 18, 2017
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) November 18, 2017