Manushi Chhillar from Haryana wins the title of Miss India 2017

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Manushi Chhillar from Haryana wins the title of Miss India 2017

Manushi Chillar is also Miss Haryana.

What was a much-awaited prestige for many, has finally found its suitable bearer.

Yes, the new face of India has been chosen--Miss Haryana Manushi Chhillar has been declared Miss India 2017.

Days of hard work and dedication among 30 aspirants of the coveted title culminated in the grand finale, held on the night of June 25, at Yash Raj Film Studio, Mumbai.

At the judges' panel were seated some of the leading faces of the fashion and Bollywood fraternity. Those given the task of choosing the winner included Arjun Rampal, Manish Malhotra, Illeana D' Cruz, Bipasha Basu, Abhishek Kapoor, Vidyut Jammwal and Miss World 2016 Stehanie Del Valle.

Top 6 Shefali Sood, Sana Dua, Priyanka Kumari, Manushi Chhillar, Aishwarya Devan and Anukriti Gusain @fbb_india @ColorsTV #MissIndia2017

- Miss India (@feminamissindia) June 25, 2017

Besides walking the ramp for fashion designers, each of the contestants had to go through rounds of screening, before the winner was chosen. Contestants had to voice their opinion on various social issues and awareness.

Shefali Sood, Sana Dua, Priyanka Kumari, Manushi Chillar, Anukriti Gusain and Aishwarya Devan were chosen as top finalists of the contest. And the finalists were asked one question--the lesson that they would take back after spending a month with 30 contestants.

The crowning moment of @fbb_india @ColorsTV Femina #MissIndia2017 Congratulations @ManushiChhillar @sanadua4 @Pryaankaroop @DS_SilverPearls

- Miss India (@feminamissindia) June 25, 2017

To that, our winner for this year, Manushi replied, "Throughout the journey I had a vision and with this came a belief, I can change the world.''

Manushi was crowned by Stephanie Del Valle. Miss Jammu and Kashmir, Sana Dua, and Miss Bihar, Priyanka Kumari were declared the first and second runner-up respectively.

Superstars, Ranbir Kapoor, Sushant Singh Rajput and Alia Bhatt, and singer Sonu Nigam entertained the audience with their performances.

The event was hosted by Karan Johar an Ritesh Deshmukh.