After a long hiatus of 17 years, the coveted crown of Miss World has finally come to India and as expected our happiness and pride knows no bounds. The woman who made this happen, who made the whole nation proud, is 20-year-old Medical student from Haryana, Manushi Chhillar. Manushi is the sixth Indian to win this prestigious title. ‘Quantico’ star aka our Desi girl, Priyanka Chopra had won the title in 2000.
Manushi defeated beauties from over 108 countries to win the crown, in a dazzling ceremony held at Sanya City Arena, China. The crown was passed on to the new queen by Stephanie Del Valle, Miss World 2016 from Puerto Rico.
“The feeling is still sinking in and I am very excited to make India proud too. I’m also looking forward to the year ahead,” Manushi was quoted saying in a statement after this exceptional victory. However, apart from her win, it’s her amazing answer that has stunned the whole world and filled our hearts with respect for her at the same time.
When asked about “Which profession deserves the highest salary and why?” This is what Manushi 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. All mothers sacrifice so much for their kids. So, I think it is the job of a mother that deserves the highest salary.” Well said, girl!
Manushi’s victory opened the floodgates of congratulatory messages from all corners of the country. People’s excitement and joy knew no bounds and even as I am writing this, I am sure that the nation’s heart is beaming with pride, not just for her victory but also for her love for her mother and her simplicity.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to wish Manushi and wrote that India is proud of her accomplishment.
Congratulations @ManushiChhillar! India is proud of your accomplishment.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 18, 2017
Former Miss World, who is now taking the whole world by storm, Priyanka Chopra too congratulated her after she heard this news, expressing happiness that India finally found a successor.
And we have a successor!Congratulations @ManushiChhillar on becoming #MissWorld2017.. cherish and learn, and most importantly enjoy it.Bravo
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) November 18, 2017
Amitabh Bachchan, Sushmita Sen, Randeep Hooda, Anupam Kher and other celebrities too wished her for this great achievement.
T 2715 – A Miss World in our world .. ! Pride and felicitations .. à¤—à¤°à¥?à¤µ à¤”à¤° à¤–à¤¼à¥?à¤¶à¤¿à¤¯à¤¾à¤? , à¤à¤¾à¤°à¤¤ à¤•à¤¾ à¤?à¤‚à¤¡à¤¾ à¤—à¤¾à¤¡à¤¼ à¤¦à¤¿à¤¯à¤¾ à¤µà¤¿à¤¶à¥?à¤µ à¤®à¥‡à¤‚ à¥¤à¥¤ Manushi Chillar congratulations !!ðŸ¤£ðŸ‡®ðŸ‡³ðŸ‡®ðŸ‡³ðŸ‡®ðŸ‡³ðŸ‡®ðŸ‡³ðŸ‡®ðŸ‡³ pic.twitter.com/30qyhaegBP
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) November 18, 2017
Congratulations @ManushiChhillar! May your beautiful smile and grace always win over the world and help make a positive change â?¤ï¸? #MissWorld2017 #India pic.twitter.com/W0tMDZOmA1
— Dia Mirza (@deespeak) November 18, 2017
Dear @ManushiChhillar!! Thank you for bringing that crown back to India after 17years. Thank you for your amazing answer about mothers. Congratulations. India awaits to welcome you with colours of love, warmth & pride. Jai Ho.ðŸ‡®ðŸ‡³ðŸ‘?ðŸ‘?ðŸ‘? pic.twitter.com/itdGLPcXDO
— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPkher) November 18, 2017
India wins Miss World 2017!!!! Congratulations @ManushiChhillar ðŸ‘?ðŸ‘?ðŸ‘?â?¤ï¸?ðŸ˜?ðŸ’ƒðŸ?»yipeeeee about time!!!!ðŸ‘?ðŸ‡®ðŸ‡³ðŸ™? super proud!!!! #JaiHind ðŸ’ªâ?¤ï¸?ðŸ™?
— sushmita sen (@thesushmitasen) November 18, 2017
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— Randeep Hooda (@RandeepHooda) November 18, 2017
Congratulations manushi chhillar (our Femina Miss India) on winning miss world 2017. India is proud of you. @narendramodi
— Vineet jain (@vineetjaintimes) November 18, 2017