India's Manushi Chhillar Wins Miss World 2017

India's Manushi Chhillar has won the Miss World beauty pageant for the year 2017. The win comes 17 years after Priyanka Chopra brought home the coveted title in the year 2000. Andrea Meza, who is Miss Mexico was the first runner up and was Stephanie Hill from England was second runner up. Around 108 women from across the world participated in the beauty pageant.

 Ms Chhillar, a 20-year-old from Haryana, studied in St. Thomas School in New Delhi and Bhagat Phool Singh Government Medical College for Women in Sonepat.

This is India's 6th Miss World title.

Here is the full list of the winners:

Miss World 2017 – Manushi Chhillar, India
● 1st runner-up – Andrea Meza, Mexico
● 2nd runner-up – Stephanie Hill, England

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The Philippines' bet Laura Lehmann failed to advance to the Top 15. She, however, was one of the winners of the Beauty with a Purpose project.

After reaching the top five, Ms Chhillar was asked during the Question and Answer round, which profession she thought deserved the highest salary and why.

Replying to the question, Ms Chhillar said it was not a question about a person's salary and that a mother was worthy of the highest respect.

"I think a mother is of highest respect. I don't think its just about cash but love and respect she gives to someone. She is the biggest inspiration in my life. Mother should get highest respect."

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The Miss World Organization's (MWO) Beauty with a Purpose program helps the contestants raise funds for their chosen beneficiary. Laura along with the contestants of South Africa, Indonesia, India, and Vietnam won the award.