India’s Manushi Chhillar is the new Miss World 2017

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India’s Manushi Chhillar has won the Miss World beauty pageant for the year 2017.

Stephanie Hill of England and Andrea Meza of Mexico finished as runners-up.

Manushi, who is a 20-year-old medical student, beat 39 other finalists.

“Thank you, everyone, for your constant love, support, and prayers”, she wrote on Twitter.

“This one’s for India”, the new queen added.

Chhillar was handed the crown by last year’s winner, Stephanie del Valle of Puerto Rico, at the ceremony in the Chinese coastal city of Sanya on Saturday night.

Saturday marked the Miss World pageant’s return to Sanya, on southern China’s Hainan Island, for a seventh time, where the event was last held in 2015.

Miss World is the oldest running international beauty pageant. It was created in the United Kingdom by Eric Morley in 1951.

Since his death in 2000, Morley’s widow, Julia Morley, has co-chaired the pageant.

 

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