Puerto Rico's Miss World 2016 Stephanie Del Valle did crowing of MW2017 Winner Manushi Chhillar, India followed by Runnerups Miss Mexico Andrea Meza and Miss England Stephanie Hill
The 67th Miss World 2017 event was organized on Saturday, Nov 18, 2017 in Sanya City Arena , China with Total 118 Contestants
You must Recall Miss World 2000 Priyanka Chopra from India
Miss India, Manushi Chhillar, crowned Miss World 2017 in Sanya
SANYA, China, Nov. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Miss India, Manushi Chhillar, was crowned Miss World 2017 at the 67th edition of Miss World 2017 pageant held on November 18th in Sanya, China.
Miss Mexico, Andrea Meza, was announced the first runner up, while Miss England, Stephanie Hill, was declared the second runner up.
Priyanka Chopra was the last winner from India in 2000. Chhillar, 21, looked emotional as the crown was placed on her head by Miss World 2016 winner Puerto Rico's Stephanie Del Valle.
Manushi Chhillar, whose parents are both doctors from Haryana, studied at St. Thomas School in Delhi and Bhagat Phool Singh Government Medical College for Women in Sonepat. Manushi is currently studying for a Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine and Surgery. She has ambitions to be a Cardiac Surgeon and would like to open a chain of non-profitable hospitals based in rural areas. Manushi has a passion for outdoor sports and actively participates in paragliding, bungee jumping, snorkelling and scuba diving. She is a trained Indian Classical dancer and enjoys sketching and painting. Personal Motto: ‘When you cease to dream you cease to live.’ ‘Courage to give flight to your dreams and the ability to believe in yourself makes life worth living.’
About Miss Mexico Andrea Meza Miss World 1st Runner-Up: Andrea Meza's proudest moment is being one of the few women in her class to graduate with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering. Andrea is currently working as a Software Engineer. She would like to pursue a career in this field and would like to either open her own software company or her own Health and Fitness Club. She is passionate about sports especially Cross-Fit. Personal Motto: 'The mind that opens to a new idea never returns to its original size.'
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 finalists took the stage as confirmed quarter finalists of the evening. Thereafter, the quarter finalists were trimmed down to the Top 10 semi-finalists who stood out among 170 candidates from 126 countries and regions.
They were from Indonesia, Russia, England, Korea, Jamaica, Mexico, South Africa, India, Kenya and France. The quarter finalists then gave a short interview to the host of the evening, Megan Young. Subsequently, the contestants were further narrowed down to the Top 5 finalists wherein England, France, India, Kenya, and Mexico made the final cut.
The Sanya Tourism Development Commission has been working actively to promote Sanya tourism on social media platforms since this September by taking advantage of the Miss World pageant. Meanwhile, tourism enterprises in Sanya have launched tailor-made tourism products to overseas visitors who planed to see the Miss World pageant in Sanya.
About Miss England Stephanie Hill Miss World 2nd Runner-Up: Stephanie completed a Degree in Radiotherapy and Oncology and is currently working as a Therapeutic Radiographer whilst continuing her studies for a Master's Degree in Translational Oncology. She would like to work in Cancer Research and be involved in worldwide Clinical Trials. Her proudest moment was launching her 'Magical Memories' Foundation. Her interests lie in equestrian show jumping and she has a particular talent as a Coloratura Soprano. Personal Motto: 'Always remember that you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think.'