Beautiful Miss India, Manushi Chhillar, a medical student from Haryana who battled with beauties from over 108 nations, is the new Miss World 2017. Manushi was on Saturday, November 18, crowned the new queen in the Sanya City Arena in China PR.
No Asian woman had won the Miss World title until 1966, when a final year medical student Reita Faria, changed India’s fate forever draped in six yards of elegance. Close to three decades later, light-eyed beauty Aishwarya Rai had re-written history after she beat everyone in the competition to bag the honour for the country.
The 20-year-old’s journey began in June this year when she was crowned fbb Colors Femina Miss India World 2017. Her motto in life is “When you cease to dream you cease to live,” and she believes her education has given her the confidence to stand on stage and helped enhance her skills. In an interview just before leaving for the Miss World pageant, she said, “When you are studying medicine, you are learning how to deal with people and you understand why they act the way they do.”