Beauty & Brain meet as Medical student wins Miss World 2017

Beauty and brain literally met Saturday as 20-year old Manushi Chhillar who is pursuing a medical degree at the Bhagat Phool Singh Medical College, Sonipat was crowned Miss World 2017.

Miss Chhillar, who was previously crowned Feminar Miss India 2017, was announced as the competition's global winner at 5pm on Saturday, following weeks of grueling pageants involving hot women from across the globe.

She was swiftly crowned the 67th Miss World in Sanya, on the tropical Chinese island of Hainan, where she received rapturous applause.
Manushi beat off competition from 108 other women to take the crown, which was handed over to her by 2016's winner, Stephanie Del Valle, from Puerto Rico.

The panel of judges selected the brunette beauty after ruling she embodied the perfect combination of grace, beauty and intelligence.

Following her high-profile win, she took to Twitter, where she posted a message saying: “Thank you everyone for your constant love and support."
The post was quickly 'liked' thousands of times and she fast became a trending topic.

Her triumph at the ceremony makes her country the joint-most successful in the beauty pageants history.

There have now been six Indian winner of the Miss World accolade, with previous title-holders including Priyanka Chopra and Aishwarya Rai.
Mexico's Andrea Meza was the runner-up, while England's Stephanie Hill came third.

Manushi was born in Rohtak, Haryana. Her father, Dr. Mitra Basu Chhillar, is a scientist at Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), while her mother, Dr. Neelam Chhillar, is an associate professor and department head of neurochemistry at the Institute of Human Behaviour and Allied Sciences.