Friday 23 August 2019

Miss India wins Miss World for the first time in 17 years

Miss Ireland Lauren McDonagh did not place

Miss India Manushi Chhilar (C) reacts as she wins the 67th Miss World contest final next to France Aurore Andrée Raphaëlle Kichenin (R) and Miss Kenya Magline Jeruto (L) in Sanya, on the tropical Chinese island of Hainan on November 18, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / NICOLAS ASFOURINICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP/Getty Images
Miss India Manushi Chhilar (C) reacts as she wins the 67th Miss World contest final next to France Aurore Andrée Raphaëlle Kichenin (R) and Miss Kenya Magline Jeruto (L) in Sanya, on the tropical Chinese island of Hainan on November 18, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / NICOLAS ASFOURINICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP/Getty Images
Miss India Manushi Chhillar waves onstage after being crowned Miss World at the Miss World pageant in Sanya, Hainan province, China November 18, 2017. Picture taken November 18, 2017. CNS/Luo Yunfei via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. CHINA OUT.
Winner of Miss World Miss India Manushi Chhillar holds hands with first runner-up Miss Mexico Andrea Meza and second runner-up Miss England Stephanie Hill at the Miss World pageant in Sanya, Hainan province, China November 18, 2017. Picture taken November 18, 2017. CNS/Luo Yunfei via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. CHINA OUT.
Miss India Manushi Chhillar is crowned as Miss World next to first runner-up Miss Mexico Andrea Meza and second runner-up Miss England Stephanie Hill at the Miss World pageant in Sanya, Hainan province, China November 18, 2017. Picture taken November 18, 2017. CNS/Luo Yunfei via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. CHINA OUT.
Miss India Manushi Chhillar is crowned as Miss World next to first runner-up Miss Mexico Andrea Meza and second runner-up Miss England Stephanie Hill at the Miss World pageant in Sanya, Hainan province, China November 18, 2017. Picture taken November 18, 2017. REUTERS/Stringer ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGES WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. CHINA OUT.
Miss India Manushi Chhilar smiles as she wins the 67th Miss World contest final in Sanya, on the tropical Chinese island of Hainan on November 18, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / NICOLAS ASFOURINICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP/Getty Images
Contestants pose during the 67th Miss World contest final in Sanya, on the tropical Chinese island of Hainan on November 18, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / NICOLAS ASFOURINICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP/Getty Images
Contestants dance during the 67th Miss World contest final in Sanya, on the tropical Chinese island of Hainan on November 18, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / NICOLAS ASFOURINICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP/Getty Images
Miss India Manushi Chhilar (C) smiles as she wins the 67th Miss World contest final next to 2nd runner up Miss Mexico Alma Andrea Meza Carmona (L) and 3rd runner up Miss England Stephanie Jayne Hill (R) in Sanya, on the tropical Chinese island of Hainan on November 18, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / NICOLAS ASFOURINICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP/Getty Images
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Miss India Manushi Chhillar has been crowned Miss World 2017.

It marks the first time in 17 years that the crown has gone to India since Quantico star Priyanka Chopra won in 2000.

Miss India Manushi Chhilar smiles as she wins the 67th Miss World contest final in Sanya, on the tropical Chinese island of Hainan on November 18, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / NICOLAS ASFOURINICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP/Getty Images
Miss India Manushi Chhilar smiles as she wins the 67th Miss World contest final in Sanya, on the tropical Chinese island of Hainan on November 18, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / NICOLAS ASFOURINICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP/Getty Images

Last year's Miss Puerto Rico, Stephanie Del Valle, presented Miss India with her award at Sanya City Arena in China.

Manushi is a 20-year-old medical student from Haryana, India and she impressed the judges with the answers in the final five question and answer section.

Miss India Manushi Chhilar (C) smiles as she wins the 67th Miss World contest final next to 2nd runner up Miss Mexico Alma Andrea Meza Carmona (L) and 3rd runner up Miss England Stephanie Jayne Hill (R) in Sanya, on the tropical Chinese island of Hainan on November 18, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / NICOLAS ASFOURINICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP/Getty Images
Miss India Manushi Chhilar (C) smiles as she wins the 67th Miss World contest final next to 2nd runner up Miss Mexico Alma Andrea Meza Carmona (L) and 3rd runner up Miss England Stephanie Jayne Hill (R) in Sanya, on the tropical Chinese island of Hainan on November 18, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / NICOLAS ASFOURINICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP/Getty Images

She was asked which profession she believes deserves the highest salary and, according to Economic Times, she said, "I think a mother deserves the highest respect and when you talk about salary it's not always about cash but I feel it's the love and respect that you give to someone. My mother has always been the biggest inspiration in my life."

She added, "All mothers sacrifice so much for their kids. So, I think it is the job of a mother that deserves the highest salary."

Miss England, Stephanie Hill, was the first runner up and Miss Mexico Alma Andrea Meza Carmona was second runner up in the pageant which is in its 67th year.

Miss Ireland Lauren McDonagh (18) from Donegal did not place.  Lauren, from Donegal was crowned Miss Ireland just seven weeks ago. The Health and Social Care students works part time as a beauty therapist.

She took to Instagram to say, "And that’s the end of an era! I had the most amazing time and met the best bunch of ladies    thank you @missworld for the incredible experience, I’ll cherish it forever, and my duties as Miss Ireland is only starting, excited to see what’s in store for the year ahead."

Rosanna Davison is still the only Irish woman to scoop the Miss World title, back in 2003.

Lauren McDonagh and Niamh Kennedy as Lauren was crowned Miss Ireland
Lauren McDonagh and Niamh Kennedy as Lauren was crowned Miss Ireland

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