Haryana's Manushi Chhillar brings back Miss World crown after 17 years

Updated: Nov 19, 2017, 16:13 IST | Agencies

India's Manushi Chhillar won the coveted Miss World 2017 crown at a grand event in China, bringing to an end the country's dry spell of 17 years at the top pageant contest

India's Manushi Chhi­l­lar won the coveted Miss World 2017 crown at a grand event in China, bringing to an end the country's dry spell of 17 years at the top pageant contest. The me­d­ical student, 20, from Hary­ana had won Femina Miss India World 2017 in May this year. "The winner of Miss World 2017 is Miss India Manushi Chhillar," the pageant's official Twitter handle announced.

Manushi had made it to the top 5 along with contestants from England, France, Kenya and Mexico. She was crowned the new queen by Miss World 2016 winner Puerto Rico's Stephanie Del Valle. The first and second runners-up are Miss England Step­hanie Hill and Miss Mexico Andre­a Mez­a. Priyanka Chopra was the last one to win the title for India in 2000, a year after Yukta Mo­o­khey had made India proud. In 1997, Diana Hayden had bagged the title, while Aishwarya Rai had the honours in 1994. Reita Faria was the first Indian to win the crown in the 1966.

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Manushi Chhillar's age

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