Manushi Chhillar, and Indian medical student is the new Miss World crown holder after beating 118 other beauties in a ceremony that took place over the weekend at the Sanya City Arena in Sanya, China.
She is the sixth Indian to win the pageant but becomes the first to win the Miss World title after 17 years since actor/singer Priyanka Chopra won it in 2000.
Manushi especially impressed the judges after reaching the top five. During the question and answer session, she was asked which profession she thought deserved the highest salary and why.
In response, she said it was not a question about a person’s salary but rather the love and dedication that a person gives to their calling.
In her view mothers are worthy of the highest respect.
“I think a mother is deserves the highest respect. I don’t think it’s just about cash but rather the love and respect she gives to someone. My mother is the biggest inspiration in my life. Mother should get highest respect,” she said.
Mexico’s Andrea Meza was the first runner up and Stephanie Hill from England was second runner up during the 67th Miss World beauty pageant.
Manushi, 20, studied in St. Thomas School in New Delhi and and is pursuing a medical degree at the Bhagat Phool Singh Government Medical College for Women in Sonipat.
According to her profile on the Miss World website, Manushi aims to be a cardiac surgeon and has plans of opening non-profit hospitals in rural areas.