Manushi Chhillar is now a household name in India. She ended the long wait of 17 years and brought back the title of Miss World to India.
In 2000, Priyanka Chopra, who is, arguably, the most popular international stars from India, won this title and then entered Bollywood and rest, as they say, is history.
Competing against 108 contestants from around the world, the 21-year-old became the sixth woman from India to be crowned with the title.
Reita Faria became the first Indian woman to be crowned Miss World in 1966.
At 21 years of age, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan went on to win the international title of Miss World in 1994.
The third Miss India World was Diana Hayden, who won the ‘ Femina Miss India’ title in 1997 and the ‘Miss World’ title the same year.
Yukta Mookhey bagged the title of Miss World in 1999. At 22 years of age. She also entered Bollywood.
The year 2000 saw a Miss India World again with Priyanka Chopra winning the crown.
And now, after 17 long years, Manushi Chhillar has done it again. The beautiful girl from Haryana has made every Indian proud and the entire nation is celebrating her success. From politicians to Bollywood stars, almost every known public figure of India celebrated Manushi’s success and congratulated the people of India, on social media. Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are full of messages for Manushi Chhillar as the whole nation has united to celebrate her grand success.
Priyanka Chopra, arguably, the most loved Miss World from India ever, also wished Manushi Chhillar on Twitter. Priyanka wrote: “And we have a successor!Congratulations @ManushiChhillar on becoming #MissWorld2017.. cherish and learn, and most importantly enjoy it.Bravo”
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) November 18, 2017
Priyanka carried the badge for 17 years and now she has a successor. She wished Manushi and said that she could cherish this big moment, learn from it, but most importantly, enjoy it. *Very well said, Madam Chopra*
This is a brilliant advice by the former Miss World, who is now an international star and making Indian proud with her achievements. She was, recently, named one of the most powerful women in the world by Forbes.