India’s Manushi Chhilar has been crowned Miss World 2017 after emerging the winner of the pageant held in Sanya City Arena in China on the 18th of November, 2017.

20-year old Chhilar was crowned last year’s Miss World, Puerto Rico’s Stephanie Del Valle.

Mexico’s Andrea Meza was the first runner up, while England’s Stephanie Hill was the second runner up.

According to Ms Chhillar’s profile on the Miss World website, Ms Chhillar aims to be a cardiac surgeon and has plans of opening non-profit hospitals in rural areas.

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The last Indian to win the award was actress Priyanka Chopra, who won the pageant in 2000.

After reaching the top five, Ms Chhillar was asked during the Question and Answer round, which profession she thought deserved the highest salary and why.

Replying to the question, Ms Chhillar said it was not a question about a person’s salary and that a mother was worthy of the highest respect.

“I think a mother is of highest respect. I don’t think its just about cash but love and respect she gives to someone. She is the biggest inspiration in my life. Mother should get highest respect.”