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Miss World 2017: Manushi Chillar brings back the 'blue crown'

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Published : Nov 19, 2017, 11:57 am IST
Updated : Dec 14, 2017, 2:45 pm IST
On winning the crown, Manushi said, "The feeling is still sinking in and I am excited to make India proud. I am looking forward to the times ahead."
On winning the crown, Manushi said,
India’s Manushi Chhillar won the much sought after title of Miss World 2017 pageant.
India’s Manushi Chhillar won the much sought after title of Miss World 2017 pageant.
The last time India won the title was 17 years ago when Priyanka Chopra won the title in 2000.
The last time India won the title was 17 years ago when Priyanka Chopra won the title in 2000.
Chhillar who earlier won the Femina Miss India 2017 title hails from Haryana, and is the sixth Indian to be crowned Miss World.
Chhillar who earlier won the Femina Miss India 2017 title hails from Haryana, and is the sixth Indian to be crowned Miss World.
She was among 109 contestants from various countries at a glittering event held at Sanya City Arena in Beijing, China.
She was among 109 contestants from various countries at a glittering event held at Sanya City Arena in Beijing, China.
Manushi was given the crown by Miss World 2016 winner Puerto Rico’s Stephanie Del Valle.
Manushi was given the crown by Miss World 2016 winner Puerto Rico’s Stephanie Del Valle.
The 20-year-old looked very shocked when her name was announced, her family in the audience couldn't contain their excitement either.
The 20-year-old looked very shocked when her name was announced, her family in the audience couldn't contain their excitement either.
Before winning the actual title, Manushi also won the Head to Head challenge and the Beauty with a purpose segment of the Miss World competition.
Before winning the actual title, Manushi also won the Head to Head challenge and the Beauty with a purpose segment of the Miss World competition.
For her final question she was asked which profession in the world deserves the highest salary and why, she replied saying, "My mother has been my biggest inspiration, so I have to say, a mother's job. It is not always about cash, but love and respect as well. A mother deserves that the most."
For her final question she was asked which profession in the world deserves the highest salary and why, she replied saying,
For her final question she was asked which profession in the world deserves the highest salary and why, she replied saying, "My mother has been my biggest inspiration, so I have to say, a mother's job. It is not always about cash, but love and respect as well. A mother deserves that the most."
For her final question she was asked which profession in the world deserves the highest salary and why, she replied saying,
Chhillar is the sixth Indian to win the coveted crown, which was first won by Reita Faria back in 1966.
Chhillar is the sixth Indian to win the coveted crown, which was first won by Reita Faria back in 1966.
Aishwarya Rai had bagged the title in 1994, followed by Diana Haydon in 1997, Yukta Mookhey in 1999 and Priyanka Chopra in 2000, the last for India. Chhillar’s win brings India at level with Venezuela as the countries with most victories in the history of the pageant
Aishwarya Rai had bagged the title in 1994, followed by Diana Haydon in 1997, Yukta Mookhey in 1999 and Priyanka Chopra in 2000, the last for India.

Chhillar’s win brings India at level with Venezuela as the countries with most victories in the history of the pageant
On winning the crown, Manushi said, "The feeling is still sinking in and I am excited to make India proud. I am looking forward to the times ahead."
On winning the crown, Manushi said,

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