Miss World 2017 has been determined to be Miss India Manushi Chhillar.


About 126 women from across the globe participated in the 67th annual pageant contest, which took place this year in Sanya, China. Miss England Stephanie Hill was first runner up to Chhillar, and Miss Mexico Alma Andrea Meza Carmona was second runner up. Last year’s winner,Puerto Rican Stephanie Del Valle, handed off the honor to Chhillar.

The 2017 Miss World is a 20-year-old medical student from Haryana, India. She is the first Indian contestant to wear the crown since Quantico star Priyanka Chopra won in 2000. “And we have a successor! Congratulations @ManushiChhillar on becoming #MissWorld2017. cherish and learn, and most importantly enjoy it. Bravo,” the actress wrote to Chhillar on Twitter.

Four other Indian women have donned the Miss World crown, staring with Reita Faria in 1966. Then three won in the 1990s – Aishwariya Rai Bachchan in 1994, Diana Haydon in 1997, and Yukta Mookey in 1999.

In the final question round, Chhillar was asked what profession she believes deserves the highest salary. “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,” she responded. “My mother has always been the biggest inspiration in my life. All mothers sacrifice so much for their kids. So, I think it is the job of a mother that deserves the highest salary.”

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