21-year-old medical student crowned Miss World 2017

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She is the fifth Indian ever to win this most prestigious title of Miss World 2017, which ceremony was held on 18 November 2017 at Sanya City Arena, China.

Chhillar, who is from Haryana, had won the Femina Miss India 2017 earlier this year.

Chhillar competed against 108 aspiring beauty queens from across the world in China.

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Manushi Chillar created history and become the Miss World 2017. She was crowned by Miss World 2016 victor, Puerto Rico's Stephanie Del Valle.

Miss England and Miss Mexico, Stephanie Hil and Andrea Meza were the first and second runner-up respectively. And now, ending India's dry spell at the global beauty pageant, Haryana Girl Manushi Chhillar has won the Miss World 2017 crown. To this, she replied, "A mother deserves the highest respect". Congratulations @ManushiChhillar yipeeeee about time! super proud!

An overjoyed Manushi said, "I still can't believe that I have won the Miss World title". Chhillar, born to doctor parents from Haryana, studied at St. Thomas School in Delhi and Bhagat Phool Singh Government Medical College for Women in Sonepat. "If an organisation like Miss World backs this, it could reach a different level altogether", she had said. Previous winners of the pageant include Aishwariya Rai, Diana Hayden, Yukta Mookhey and Priyanka Chopra.