In 1951, when Eric Morley started The Miss World beauty pageant, his focus was on promoting swim suits. But as time passed, he added more rounds to it and made it an annual event. Just like every other Miss World, Miss World 2017, Manushi Chhillar too is an all rounder.
There are many people who look down at beauty pageants as competitions for pretty faces and sexy bodies. Well,this is where women like Manushi Chhillar, the winner of Miss World 2017 has a role is defining what beauty pageants like Miss World is all about.
If you think Manushi is just another pretty face, you clearly don’t know much about her. So, here’s an article for you to know better about the 20 year old girl who has made India proud.
Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar Highlights
- 20 year old Manushi Chillar was crowned as Miss World 2017 on 18 November, 2017.
- She was crowned as Femina Miss India 2017, on 25 June, 2017.
- Manushi is the sixth Indian woman to win Miss World beauty pageant making India in level with Venezuela to be the top countries to have won the pageant the most number of times.
- After Priyanka Chopra won the pageant in 2000, India waited for 17 years to get hold of the crown again.
- Manushi’s project which was named as Project Shakti, made her one among the top 5 winners in the Beauty With A Purpose Segment at the Miss World 2017 competition.
- Beauty With A Purpose is the most crucial segment in the Miss World Pageant.
- Project Shakti focused on creating awareness regarding menstrual hygiene among the rural public.
- The second place in the Pageant was won by Andrea Meza, Miss Mexico and the third place was won by Stephanie Hill, Miss England. The other two contestants in the final Top 5 were Miss France and Miss Kenya.
Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar’s Winning Performance
The final question answer round required the top 5 contestants to answer one question each. The question that was asked to Manushi Chhillar was “Which profession deserves the highest salary and why?” Manushi won everyones’ heart along with the crown, with her answer for this question which is exactly as follows:
“Since I’m very close to my mother, I think a mother deserves the highest respect. When you talk about salary, I don’t think it’s just about cash, but I feel it’s the love and respect that you give to someone. I think my mom has always been the biggest inspoiration in my life and all mothers, they just scarifice so much for their kids. So, the profession which deserves the highest salary, the highest respect and love should be of a mother.”
Well, who wouldn’t fall in love with her belief that being a mother, which is the greatest thing about a woman, deserves the higest salary in the world? She also said that salary isn’t just about the money, but also the love and respect someone earns. What better can a woman believe about motherhood, women and respect? Well, we can surely say that Manushi Chhillar is truly a Miss World for her inner beauty as well.
Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar Talents
- Manushi loves dancing and she’s a trained classical dancer. She was trained kuchipudi under well known dancers like Raja Reddy and Radha Reddy.
- Manushi was a part of the National School of Drama and has keen interest in acting. She aspires to work with Bollywood big names like Aamir Khan.
- Miss Chhillar enjoys swimming, poetry, and painting as well.
Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar Education
Manushi Chillar, Miss World 2017, was a national level topper in English in the CBSE exams for the 12th class. But she chose a career in medicine just like her parents who are both, doctors. Manushi introduces herself in the pageant by saying, “Coming from a family of doctors, I realize the value of knowledge that helps others. My parents are my biggest inspiration and has always motivated me to add value to others life, which is why I joined medical college.”
Manushi was persuing her undergrad degree in Medicine and Surgery at Bhagat Phool Singh Medical College, Haryana, when she participated in the pageant. She did her schooling in St Thomas School, New Delhi.
Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar Family
Manushi Chillar’s residence is at Sonipat, New Delhi. However, her hometown is Haryana. Haryana is one of those states in India that is infamous for cruelty against girl child and imbalance in the sex ratio between males and females.So, we can hope that the story of strong and beautiful women like Manushi will inspire the people of Haryana in a positive way.
Manushi was born to Dr Mitra Basu Chhillar and Dr Neelam Chhillar on 14 May 1997. Dr Mitra Basu Chhillar is a scientist working in the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO), New Delhi and Dr Neelam is the HOD of Neuro-Chemistry Department at the Institute of Human Behaviour and Allied Sciences which is in Delhi as well.
Miss World 2017: Other questions and answers asked to the Final 5 Contestants
The question answer session for the final round of Miss World Beauty Pageant this year was sure fun. The answers that were given by the contestants surely had a huge impact on their final scores.
While Miss Universe is considered to be the most prestigeous beauty pageant, Miss World beauty pageant, which is the oldest and still alive pageant is a bit different. This difference is crucial because Miss World beauty pageant is considered to value the educational background and skills of the contestants much more than Miss Universe Pageant. That’s why this question answer session evaluates a contestant in a very meaningful way.
Finale question for Miss Mexico
“What is the most important quality a Miss World should possess?”
Miss Mexico said that love is the most important quality a Miss World possess. According to her, the love that one has towards themselves and the love that she expresses towards others, will set an example for others.
Finale question for Miss England
“If you could speak in front of all the world leaders of the world, what is the topic you would want to talk about?”
Miss England said that if she was given such an opportunity she would like to address the problem of inconsistency in world health care. She acknowledged that she’s fortunate that her country provides its citizen with good health care, but she wanted all the other countried to enjoy it just like the people of her country.
Finale question for Miss France
“What has been the world’s greatest invention and why?”
Even though Miss France struggled a lot with her English, she said that transportation is the best invention. She said that transportation facilities help people travel around the world, discover other countries and communicate with them.
Finale question for Miss Kenya
“Cyber bullying is one of the greatest problems facing the world today. How would you solve this?”
Miss Kenya, unfortunately paused while answering the question and went totally blank. However, she still tried to answer the question by saying that the best thing to do is to bring new rules that would curb cyber bullying.
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