After that, the world sat up and took notice.
Thus, Manushi became the sixth Indian woman to win the crown, and the first since Priyanka Chopra won Miss World 2000. The pageant was hosted in China, by Miss World 2013 Megan Young. Check out the pics here.
Miss World 2017, Manushi Chhillar won the Beauty with a objective competition, she was a co-winner at this.
Ahead of the competition, she told PTI, "Though I was a medical student, I never had a plan B".
Diana Hayden won the Miss World title in 1997.
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It triggered a controversy because the sunflower had been adopted the year before by anti-China protesters, as noted by Page Six . The model has walked in the show for the past two years, and last year was accompanied down the runway by younger sister Bella .
In an interview during the rehearsals for Miss India pageant, she had said: "The only thing I believe is certain in life is uncertainty and this is what is fantastic about the pageant". Catch the glimpse of her winning moment in a 4.51-minute clip that surfaced on social media. The first and the second runners-up were Miss England Stephanie Hill and Miss Mexico Andrea Meza. "Mother should get highest respect".
Former pageant winners like Sushmita Sen, Aishwarya Rai and Priyanka Chopra have carved a career in Bollywood post their wins.
Earlier in an interview when asked if she had similar plans and considered the Miss India title as the stepping stone to Bollywood, Chhillar said, "I disagree with the notion". She replied: "I think a mother is of highest respect".
"I think a mother is of highest respect".
The 20-year-old is passionate about paragliding, bungee jumping, snorkelling and scuba diving. I was always focussed on my studies and wanted to be a doctor but like every girl, I would also dream to be at a beauty pageant at least once in life.