The winner of 54th Femina Miss India World 2017 is Manushi Chhillar from Haryana, while the first runner-up is Sana Dua from Jammu and Kashmir and the second runner-up is Priyanka Kumari from Bihar.
On Sunday night, the event was held in Yash Raj Studios in Mumbai.
Manushi studied at St. Thomas School in Delhi and Bhagat Phool Singh Government Medical College for Women in Sonepat. Her parents are doctors.
In one of her interviews she said,
“The only thing I believe is certain in life is uncertainty and this is what is amazing about the pageant.”
Vamika Nidhi won the special award of ‘Body Beautiful’ and Vinali Bhatnagar won the Miss Active crown.
Following a different format this year, the beauty pageant toured 30 states across the country and young girls from various places like Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Jharkhand, among others, participated.
For the first time, the participants of Miss India Contest wore an Indian Attire at the finale, all designed by Manish Malhotra.
They were mentored by Neha Dhupia, Waluscha De Sousa, Dipannita Sharma and Parvathy Omanakuttan.
The beauties were judged by Miss World 2016 Stephanie Del Valle, along with Bollywood stars like Arjun Rampal, Bipasha Basu, fashion designer Manish Malhotra, Abhishek Kapoor, Vidyut Jammwal, Ileana D’Cruz, among others.
The show was hosted by Karan Johar and Riteish Deshmukh, to entertain the audience and to ease the stress among participants, Sonu Nigam, Alia Bhatt, Sushant Singh Rajput and Ranbir Kapoor performed live on-stage during the event.
The finale will be telecast on the TV channel Colors on July 9 from 1 pm.