An Indian medical student was crowned Miss World at a glitzy event in a Chinese resort on Saturday, making her country the joint-most successful in the beauty pageant's history.
Her achievement comes 16 years after Priyanka Chopra won the title at the 2000 pageant.
Congress leader Shashi Tharoor appears to have landed in hot water for his tweets on demonetisation that associated the name of Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar to rupee coins. About 17 years after Priyanka Chopra won the Miss World title, Manushi Chhillar created an nearly déjà vu moment when she sat on the chair to be crowned the Miss World 2017.
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The Thiruvananthapuram MP quipped on the micro-blogging site about how the BJP made a "mistake to demonetise our currency" and how "even our Chhillar has become Miss World". She went on to pick the "Miss Haryana" title in April this year followed by the coveted Femina Miss India title in June this year. He posted on both Facebook and Twitter that he meant no offence to Chhillar with his jab at the central government. Besides Manushi, The first runner-up was Stephanie Hill from England, while Andrea Meza, hailing from Mexico, was announced the second runner-up.
Manushi Chhillar is asked: "Which profession deserves the highest salary and why?" To this, she replied, "A mother deserves the highest respect". My mother has always been the biggest inspiration in my life. Since India did not get any crown in the last 17 years, nobody expected her to make it but the Haryana girl has finally won the crown.
According to Chhillar's profile on the Miss World website, she aims to be a cardiac surgeon and wants to open a chain of non-profitable hospitals based in rural areas.