Indian classical dancer crowned Miss World 2017


As soon as Manushi Chhillar was crowned the Miss World-2017 title in the Chinese city of Sanya on Saturday, her uncle's house in Rohtak was abuzz with celebrations. They looked excited watching Manushi grabbing top five spots.

Neha Dhupia, a former beauty queen and who mentored India's Miss India pageant contestants this year, tweeted: "Congratulations Manushi Chhillar".

Speaking to, Gangwani said, "I feel very proud today; because Manushi has made me, her parents and the country proud too". It is not always about cash, but love and respect as well. My mother has always been the biggest inspiration in my life. "Mother should get highest respect". Miss World 2016 victor Puerto Rico's Stephanie Del Valle passed on the coveted crown to the new queen and it was indeed an emotional moment. She competed against 108 participants to win the title. I know it's going to be a journey that I will never forget. She is the first Indian woman to bag the title after Priyanka Chopra won the pageant in 2000.

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Second Place or First Runner-Up was Andrea Meza of Mexico while Stephanie Hill of England placed third or Second Runner-Up.

On the Chinese island of Hainan global jury today determined the victor of the contest "Miss world-2017". She is also a trained Indian classical dancer and enjoys sketching and painting in her free time.

She aims to be a cardiac surgeon and wants to open a chain of non-profitable hospitals based in rural areas.