Mumbai, Nov 18: Haryana girl Manushi Chhillar has been crowned Miss India World 2017. The medical student, who sacrificed one whole year of her education to participate in the national competition Miss India World 2017, a must for qualifying to participate in Miss World competition. Manushi has grew up idolising Reita Faria, the first Indian and Asian to win the Miss World crown in 1966.
"My idol has always been Reita Faria. I have always admired her as a kid. She was the first Indian and Asian ever to win the title.The best part was that the moment she completed her reign as Miss World, she immediately went back to what she was passionate about - being a doctor - even though she had many opportunities in the glamour world. I feel she was a genuine person," Chhillar had said earlier.
After winning Miss India World 2017, Chhillar had said she was very focused on winning Miss India and worked very hard during the run-up to the competition, which included daily workouts, practising questions, doing a grooming course and also working on her personal style.
"I was always passionate about the Miss India pageant. Though I was a medical student, I never had a plan B. I don't want to regret anything in life, so it was really important for me to win this competition. My aim has always been to win the Miss World title, " Manushi said.
When asked if she had plans and considered the Miss India title as the stepping stone to Bollywood, Chhillar said, "I disagree with the notion. I feel that Miss India is a stepping stone for anything you want to do, not just Bollywood."