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17 Years On, Miss World Crown Comes to India with Manushi Chhillar

Hours after her victory, Chhillar took to Twitter to express her gratitude and dedicate her title to India.

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On Saturday, 18 November, the crown of Miss World 2017 was placed atop Manushi Chhillar’s head, a medical aspirant from Haryana. Chhillar was chosen for the title from among 108 contestants at the beauty pageant.

Born to a family of doctors, Chhillar studied at St Thomas School in Delhi and Bhagat Phool Singh Government Medical College for Women in Sonepat.

Manushi as a medical student
Manushi as a medical student
(Photo: Instagram/Manushi Chhillar)

Hours after her victory, Chhillar took to Twitter to express her gratitude and dedicate her title to India.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi too congratulated the 20-year-old on her win.

In an interview during her grooming for Miss World, Chhillar said: "The only thing I believe is certain in life is uncertainty and this is what is amazing about the pageant."

Before heading for the Miss World pageant, Manushi had said in an interview that she always dreamt of competing for the Miss World title.

As a kid, I always wanted to participate in the competition, but I never knew I would make it this far. Winning the Miss World title is now not just my dream, but also that of my family and friends. I know it’s going to be a journey that I will never forget. Whatever the result, I am going to learn, enjoy and give it my best. The rest, I leave to destiny.

Video Producer: Hera Khan
Video Editor: Purnendu Pritam

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