Miss Haryana Manushi Chillar won the Miss India 2017 crown on Sunday night after a scintillating ceremony in Mumbai.
The five finalists included Shefali Sood, Sana Dua, Priyanka Kumari, Manushi Chillar, Anukriti Gusain and Aishwarya Devan who were quizzed further to select three of them to represent India in global pageants while Miss India crown was bagged by Manushi. They were quizzed on their plans by Bollywood actor Riteish Deshmukh and film producer and director Karan Johar.
The 15 semi finalists of Femina Miss India 2017 are Anukriti Gusain (Multimedia winner), Priyanka Kumari, Licha Thosum, Rody H vanlalhriatpuii, Shefali Sood, Triveni Barman, Sana Dua, Aditi Hundia, Navpreet Kaur, Aishwarya Devan, Manushi Chhillar, Audrey D’Silva, Maira Chowdhury, Mannat Singh and Swathi Muppala.
For the very first time every single Miss India finalist is a winner and she is representing her state at the grand finale of fbb Colors Femina Miss India 2017. They battled it out at the fbb Colors Femina Miss India 2017 grand finale held in Yashraj Studios in Mumbai on Sunday, the 25th of June 2017. The winner of the coveted crown will represent India at the Miss World competition.
Prior to event, the state winners were in Rajasthan visiting Amer Fort, Hawa Mahal and Albert Hall Museum, besides host of the iconic destinations in the state. The Rajasthali Resort and Spa played host to the 30 state winners, pampering them with its hospitality. Created by Manish Malhotra, the garments are adorned with handcrafted elements of design, including 3D floral threadwork, intricate brocade, fringes, sequinned highlights, signature jewelled necklines and much more, said the official Miss India website.
Manish Malhotra who designed for the stunning ladies said: “With silhouettes of global influences adorned with traditional handicrafts of India, the idea was to include some colour and texture play in the collection. I have used a lot of interesting pastels and muted colour tints in the garments. The proportion of thread-work in each outfit has been balanced out while pairing them together to enable fluidity for the wearer.”
The daughter of doctor parents, who studied at St. Thomas School in Delhi and a student of Bhagat Phool Singh Government Medical College for Women in Sonepat, Manushi Chillar went on to become Miss India 2017 and she will be representing the country at the Miss World 2017 pageant.
The 54th Femina Miss India World 2017 contest finale was held at Yash Raj Studios in Mumbai on Sunday night and Manushi Chhillar was crowned amid glitterati and grandeur on the stage with the first runner-up Sana Dua from Jammu and Kashmir and the second runner-up from Priyanka Kumari from Bihar smiling at cameras. The contest will be shown on Colors TV on July 9, 2017 at 1 PM.
In an interview during the rehearsals, she had said: “The only thing I believe is certain in life is uncertainty and this is what is amazing about the pageant.”