Sanya (China): Manushi Chhillar from India was crowned Miss World 2017 at a glittering ceremony here today (Saturday 18 November, 2017).
Manushi was born to doctor parents and grew up in Haryana. She studied at St Thomas School in Delhi and Bhagat Phool Singh Government Medical College for Women in Sonepat. Her advice to youngsters is, “Believe in yourself and never shy away from hard work. It does not matter what others think, ‘beauty’ is just perception. Get up every morning, tell yourself you are beautiful and gear up to win!”.
Manushi is currently studying for a Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine and Surgery. She has ambitions to be a Cardiac Surgeon and would like to open a chain of non-profitable hospitals based in rural areas. Manushi has a passion for outdoor sports and actively participates in paragliding, bungee jumping, snorkelling and scuba diving. She is a trained Indian Classical dancer and enjoys sketching and painting. Personal Motto: ‘When you cease to dream you cease to live.’ ‘Courage to give flight to your dreams and the ability to believe in yourself makes life worth living.’
For the Miss World Contest, the Head to Head Challenge events took place between October 21st and November 15th at different locations visited by the contestants during the Miss World 2017 Festival.
20 Groups of 6 Countries went head to head for a place in the Top 40 Round (the number of countries in each group was adjusted according to the final number of contestants).
The winner of each Challenge Group automatically qualified for the Miss World Top 40 Round.
- The 6 Nations in each group made their opening remarks followed by a presentation of themselves. This was a combination of live presentation and pre-recorded VT. The maximum total time for each presentation (including VT) was 2 minutes.
After the presentations, the contestants answered questions from the presenter and online community. This process was part of a Group discussion and lasted for approximately 8 minutes.
Finally, every contestant answered the question of the day (30 to 45 seconds for each nation to answer)
HOW THIS WAS JUDGED?
The public was asked to choose the winner of each Group via a free vote.
The presenter opened the vote to the public after the opening presentations.
Voting remained open until the start of the next Challenge event when the winner of the previous Head to Head Challenge was announced
HOW THE GROUPS WERE DECIDED?
A live draw took place to decide which countries were to go into which groups.
A schedule of the exact dates and times of each Challenge event was issued after the Miss World Group draw.
There was a‘Top 40’ comprised of the following:
20 Head to Head challenge winners
5 Fast Track Event’s Winners
15 Judges selection
If a contestant did not win her Head to Head challenge,she still had a chance to be in the Top 40 by winning a fast track or through judges selections.
THIS MEANT THAT EVERY COUNTRY would HAVE THEIR OPPORTUNITY TO BE IN THE SPOTLIGHT DURING THE MISS WORLD FESTIVAL!
THE ONLINE “DAILY”CHALLENGE SHOW was OFFERED FOR FREE, VIA MW WEBSITE, MEDIA PARTNERS AND SOCIAL MEDIA
ALL VOTING was FREE VIA MISS WORLD APP OR FACEBOOK (OR A FREE EQUIVALENT IF A COUNTRY COULD NOT DOWNLOAD THE APP OR DID NOT HAVE FACEBOOK)