India’s Manushi Chhillar won the coveted Miss World 2017 pageant in China, 16 years after Priyanka Chopra won the title in 2000.
The 2017 Miss World took to Twitter to thank her well-wishers for all the love and support.
Miss Mexico Andrea Meza was announced the first runner up, while Miss England Stephanie Hill was declared the second runner up at an event held at Sanya City Area.
Apart from the Miss World title, Chillar also won the Beauty with Purpose award.
Chhillar competed against 108 contestants from various countries at Sanya City Arena in China.
Miss World 2016 winner Puerto Rico’s Stephanie Del Valle gave away the coveted crown to the winner.
The 20-year-old Chhillar, who is from Haryana, had earlier this year won the Femina Miss India 2017.
Earlier, India, England, France, Kenya and Mexico had grabbed the top five spots at the pageant.
Chhillar was born to doctor parents, and studied in St. Thomas School in New Delhi and Bhagat Phool Singh Government Medical College for Women in Sonepat.
In the question-answer round post getting the top five spot, Manushi was asked: “Which profession deserves the highest salary and why?” She replied: “I think a mother is of highest respect. I don’t think its just about cash but love and respect she gives to someone. She is the biggest inspiration in my life. Mother should get highest respect.”