India’s Manushi Chhillar on Saturday won the coveted ‘Miss World 2017’ title at a glittering event here, ending 17 years of drought for India at the international pageant.
Manushi is the sixth Indian to win the title and the first since Priyanka Chopra won the crown in 2000.
“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 said in a statement after the win.
All of 20, Manushi was born to doctor parents in Haryana, which once ranked the worst among all states in sex ratio in India.
“My parents have always been my pillar of support and having them here tonight by my side has only brought me more strength and joy.
“My final answer also came to me by having them here with me in front of me,” said Manushi, whose family members, including a brother and a sister, were present at the gala.
Today Shashi Tharoor made a ‘joke’ on Manushi Chhillar, the Haryanvi girl who won the Miss World beauty pageant title yesterday, while trying to take a dig on Indian economy by mocking demonetisation move by Modi government.
What a mistake to demonetise our currency! BJP should have realised that Indian cash dominates the globe: look, even our Chhillar has become Miss World!
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) November 19, 2017
Here is how Anupam Kher slammed Shashi Tharoor:
आपका स्तर इतना क्यों गिर गया है। https://t.co/ozVLFrBs0r
— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPkher) November 19, 2017