Miss World 2017: Manushi Chillar Wins Title But There Was a Blunder With Runner-Ups
India’s Manushi Chillar won the Miss World beauty pageant 2017 making the country proud at the international platform. Social media users lauded the 20-year-old and the big feat that India bagged after 17 years. Leading ladies of over 100 countries were present on the stage from which the jewel crown went to Chillar. While everything looked organised during the announcement there was a goof up that not many noticed. Maybe a Steve Harvey moment, unfortunately! While ‘Miss India Manushi Chillar’ was announced correctly, the presentators got a little confused between the runner-ups.
Miss England Stephanie Hill was declared the first runner-up and Miss Mexico Andrea Meza as the second runner-up, but, in reality, it was the other way round. The confusion came to light after social media pages of the Miss World contest updated pictures of the winners with the titles they won. Later, the official pages were updated with the correct names and titles the ladies won. Their Facebook page was updated saying Miss Mexico Andrea Meza as the first runner-up and Miss England Stephanie Hill as the second runner-up.
Well, while that was a minor error compared to the 2015 Miss World contest when host Steve Harvey wrongly announced Miss Ariadna Gutierrez Arevalo as the winner when she was actually the runner-up. Ariadna was even crowned while the corrections were made and Miss Philippines Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach was announced as the actual winner.
Manushi Chhillar who is a medical student from Haryana is also trained classical dancer and has a passion for outdoor sports like scuba diving, snorkelling and bungee jumping. According to her website, she aims to be a cardiac surgeon and also plans to open non-profit hospitals in rural areas. She studied at St. Thomas School in New Delhi and Bhagat Phool Singh Government Medical College for Women in Sonepat. Chhillar is the sixth Indian woman to become Miss World. Reita Faria was the first Indian woman to claim the coveted title back in 1966, followed by Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in 1994, Diana Haydon in 1997, Yukta Mookhey in 1999 and Chopra in 2000.