Seventeen years after Priyanka Chopra won the coveted title of Miss World (2000), Manushi Chhillar has given Indians a reason to cheer by winning Miss World 2017 at the international pageant.

Manushi who hails from Haryana, was earlier crowned Femina Miss India World 2017. Her victory helped her get the ticket to the global competition.

The judges asked her which profession in the world deserves the highest salary and why. To which Manushi replied,”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.”

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Know more about her:

  • The 20-year-old studied at St. Thomas School in New Delhi and Bhagat Phool Singh Government Medical College for Women in Sonepat.
  • She aspires to be a cardiac surgeon and has plans of opening non-profitable hospitals in rural areas.
  • Manushi is passionate about outdoor sports such as paragliding, bungee jumping, snorkelling and scuba diving.
  • She sacrificed one whole year of her education to participate in the Miss India competition, said she grew up idolising Reita Faria, the first Indian and Asian to win the Miss World crown in 1966.  Popular names like Aishwarya Rai (1994), Diana Hayden(1997) and Yukta Mookhey (1999) have also been winners of the titles.

Ahead of the competition, she told PTI, “Though I was a medical student, I never had a plan B. I don’t want to regret anything in life, so it was really important for me to win this competition. My aim has always been to win the Miss World title.”

The girl has definitely put Haryana on the world map and become an inspiration for thousands fighting against archaic mindsets to showcase their talent in front of the world.

Around 108 women from across the world participated in the beauty pageant.

More power to her!

Pic Credit: Times Now

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