India’s Manushi Chhillar becomes the 67th Miss World, the sixth Indian contestant to take the title.
The 21 year-old beat Miss Mexico and Miss England into second and third place at the 67th edition of the beauty pageant in Sanya, China.
The winner of last year’s title, Puerto Rico’s Stephanie Del Valle passed on her crown to Ms Chhillar.
The medical student was clearly surprised with by her win, beating 118 contestants from around the world.
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Interestingly, when Chhillar made it to top five and was asked which profession deserves the highest salary and why, it was her answer that won over the jury. She has been quoted as saying, “I think a mother is of highest respect. I don’t think it’s just about cash but love and respect she gives to someone. She is the biggest inspiration in my life. Mother should get the highest respect.”
The likes of Sushmita Sen and Aishwarya Rai besides Priyanka have paved their way to Bollywood post their big wins and it’ll be interesting to see how Chhillar carves her graph.