Manushi Chhillar from Haryana emerges as the winner of the 54th Femina Miss India World 2017. While the first runner-up is Sana Dua from Jammu and Kashmir and the second runner-up is Priyanka Kumari from Bihar. The event was held at Yash Raj Studios in Mumbai on Sunday evening.
Manushi’s parents are doctors and she studied at St. Thomas School in Delhi and Bhagat Phool Singh Government Medical College for Women in Sonepat. “The only thing I believe is certain in life is uncertainty and this is what is amazing about the pageant.”
Apart from that Vinali Bhatnagar won the Miss Active crown while Vamika Nidhi won the special award of ‘Body Beautiful’.
As per the new format, the beauty pageant toured all states across the country. The young girls from various places such as Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Jharkhand, among others, took part. This is the first time that the participants wore an Indian dress designed by Manish Malhotra at the finale.
The pageant was judged by Miss World 2016 Stephanie Del Valle, along with Bollywood stars such as 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. The finale will be telecast on channel Colors on July 9.