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Haryana girl Manushi Chhillar is Femina Miss India World 2017

Sana Dua from Jammu and Kashmir was declared the first runner-up, while Priyanka Kumari from Bihar was the second runner-up.

fashion and trends Updated: Jul 08, 2017 16:26 IST
Indo Asian News Service
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Medical student Manushi Chhillar being crowned Femina Miss India World 2017 at the event on Sunday.(YouTube)

The 54th Femina Miss India World 2017 winner 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.

The event was held at Yash Raj Studios in Mumbai on Sunday night.

Manushi, whose parents are doctors, studied at St. Thomas School in Delhi and Bhagat Phool Singh Government Medical College for Women in Sonepat.

Manushi Chhillar deserves the crown. I predicted she would be the next Miss India 2017 when I saw the lineup of the 30 girls.

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In an interview during her grooming, she said: “The only thing I believe is certain in life is uncertainty and this is what is amazing about the pageant.”

Besides, Vinali Bhatnagar won the Miss Active crown whereas Vamika Nidhi won the special award of ‘Body Beautiful’.

Following a new 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.

Excited for tomorrow? @missindiaorg #missindia2017 #crowning

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This is the first time the participants wore an Indian dress at the finale designed by Manish Malhotra. T

The 30 participants were mentored by Neha Dhupia, Waluscha De Sousa, Dipannita Sharma and Parvathy Omanakuttan. The pageant was 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.

While the show was hosted by Karan Johar and Riteish Deshmukh, to ease the stress among participants and to entertain the audience, 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.

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First Published: Jun 26, 2017 08:14 IST