China, November 19: India’s Manushi Chhillar won the coveted Miss World 2017 pageant, 16 years after Priyanka Chopra won the title in 2000.
Chhillar competed against 108 contestants from various countries at a glittering event held at Sanya City Arena here.
Miss World 2016 winner Puerto Rico’s Stephanie Del Valle gave away the coveted crown to the winner.
Chhillar, who is from Haryana, had earlier this year won the Femina Miss India 2017.
India, England, France, Kenya and Mexico grabbed the top five spots at the peagant.
Manushi, born to doctor parents, studied in St. Thomas School in New Delhi and Bhagat Phool Singh Government Medical College for Women in Sonepat.
Her entire family including brother and sister were present and they looked excited watching Manushi grabbing top five spot.
As many as 108 beauty queens from different parts of the world participated in the prestigious pageant. (IANS)