Manushi Chhillar – Beauty With Brains Who Won The Hearts And The Crown At Miss World 2017
The star studded evening of 18th Nov 2017 will remain embedded in the minds of thousands of Indians for a long time as it saw them witnessing the very beautiful Manushi Chhillar being crowned Miss World 2017. The grand finale of 67th edition of Miss World pageant, which was held in Sanya City Arena in Sanya in China, ended the 17 year long draught, as no Indian beauty managed to win the crown after Priyanka Chopra had done so in 2000. As the world sings praises of this 21 year old beauty, let us get to know something more about the woman, who has made India proud once again.
Family And Personal Background
Manushi is the daughter of Dr. Mitra Basu Chhillar and Dr. Neelam Chhillar, both of whom belong to the Jat community from Haryana. While her father works as a scientist at the Defence Research and Development Organisation, her mother is the department head of neurochemistry and associate professor at the Institute of Human Behavior And Allied Sciences in Delhi.
Manushi did her schooling from St. Thomas School in New Delhi and was a CBSE topper in English. Currently she is studying medicine at the Bhagat Phool Singh Government Medical College for Women, in the Sonepat district of Haryana. She is a trained classical dancer and singer and cherishes a deep love for outdoor sports and adventure activities including scuba diving, snorkelling and bungee jumping.
From Medicine To Miss World
Manushi’s journey towards winning the coveted title of Miss World 2017 began on 25th June 2017, when she participated in the Miss India pageant and went on to win not only the Miss India World title but also the title of Miss Photogenic. While taking part in the Miss World Pageant, she competed with 108 contestants from different countries of the world. She reached to the semi-final level in the Top Model, People’s Choice and Multimedia competitions.
In addition, she also won the Head-to-Head Challenge from Group 9 and was also the co-winner of the Beauty with a Purpose competition which saw her featuring Project Shakti, which aims to spread awareness about menstrual hygiene. Manushi is the sixth Indian to win the Miss World title and her win has placed India at level with Venezuela, as the two countries to win the most number of times in the history of the pageant.
Manushi intends to complete her medical education and become a cardiac surgeon. She also plans to open a chain of non-profit hospitals in the rural areas across the country. However, her biggest dream is to generate awareness about the importance of menstrual hygiene amongst the people, especially women in the rural and backward areas of India. In keeping with the same she has visited about 20 villages and treated more than 5,000 women as aprt of Project Shakti.