- Manushi Chhillar is 20 and hails from Haryana
- Her win comes 17 years after Priyanka Chopra won Miss World in 2000
- Miss England and Miss Mexico were first and second runners up
Ms Chhillar, a 20-year-old from Haryana, studied in St. Thomas School in New Delhi and Bhagat Phool Singh Government Medical College for Women in Sonepat.
According to Ms Chhillar's profile on the Miss World website, Ms Chhillar aims to be a cardiac surgeon and has plans of opening non-profit hospitals in rural areas.
Ms Chhillar's profile also says she is a trained classical dancer and has a passion for outdoor sports like scuba diving, snorkelling and bungee jumping.
"I think a mother is of highest respect. I don't think its just about cash but love and respect she gives to someone. She is the biggest inspiration in my life. Mother should get highest respect."
Congratulations @ManushiChhillar! India is proud of your accomplishment.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 18, 2017
हरियाणा की बेटी मानुषी छिल्लर को मिस वर्ल्ड 2017 बनने पर बहुत-बहुत बधाईI— Manohar Lal (@mlkhattar) November 18, 2017
Ms Chhillar is the sixth Indian woman to win the coveted title of Miss World. Reita Faria was the first Indian woman to claim the title back in 1966, followed by Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in 1994, Diana Haydon in 1997, Yukta Mookhey in 1999 and Ms Chopra in 2000.
The winner of last year's title, Puerto Rico's Stephanie Del Valle passed on her crown to Ms Chhillar.
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