Beijing: India’s Manushi Chhillar Crowned Miss World 2017 on Saturday. 67th edition of the Miss World pageant held at the Sanya City Arena in Sanya, China. She is the 6th Indian to win the coveted crown. India last won the crown in 2000 when Priyanka Chopra was crowned the by Yukta Mookhey.
Manushi succeeds Miss World 2016 Stephanie Del Valle from Puerto Rico. At the same event, England was adjudged first runner up and Mexico was adjudged second runner up. The grand finale of the most prestigious pageant was hosted by former Miss World 2013 Megan Young.
The show began with a grand opening number where the contestants vying for the Miss World crown entertained the audience with an enchanting dance number. Later, the winners before the audience, who took the stage as confirmed quarter finalists of the evening.
Thereafter, the quarter finalists were trimmed down to Top 10 semi-finalists who then gave a short interview to the host of the evening, Megan Young. Subsequently, the contestants were further narrowed down to Top 5 finalists wherein England, France, India, Kenya, and Mexico made the final cut.