The daughter of doctor parents, who studied at St. Thomas School in Delhi and a student of Bhagat Phool Singh Government Medical College for Women in Sonepat, Manushi Chillar went on to become Miss India 2017 and she will be representing the country at the Miss World 2017 pageant.
The 54th Femina Miss India World 2017 contest finale was held at Yash Raj Studios in Mumbai on Sunday night and Manushi Chhillar was crowned amid glitterati and grandeur on the stage with the first runner-up Sana Dua from Jammu and Kashmir and the second runner-up from Priyanka Kumari from Bihar smiling at cameras. The contest will be shown on Colors TV on July 9, 2017 at 1 PM.
In an interview during the rehearsals, she had said: “The only thing I believe is certain in life is uncertainty and this is what is amazing about the pageant.”
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In all, 30 participants from different states participated in the beauty pageant and 15 of them selected as Semi-Finalists and finally five could make it to the Final round where the judges bestowed on her the highest honour on Sunday night. Besides the three finalists, Vinali Bhatnagar won the Miss Active crown whereas Vamika Nidhi won the special award of ‘Body Beautiful’.
This year’s beauty pageant was changed and the selection of 30 girls from 30 states across the country was made after extensive tour of various places like Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Jharkhand among others where participants came forward to be part of contest.
The costume design was made Manish Malhotra for the finale and all the 30 participants underwent a rigours process under the mentorship of former beauty queens and fashion industry heavy weights like Neha Dhupia, Waluscha De Sousa, Dipannita Sharma and Parvathy Omanakuttan.
Last year’s Miss World 2016 winner Stephanie Del Valle was present among the judges and Bollywood stars Arjun Rampal, Bipasha Basu, fashion designer Manish Malhotra, Abhishek Kapoor, Vidyut Jammwal, Ileana D’Cruz were part of the screening team.
Compered by Karan Johar and Riteish Deshmukh, the event also witnessed performances of top Bollywood names such as Sonu Nigam, Alia Bhatt, Sushant Singh Rajput and Ranbir Kapoor live on-stage.