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Manushi Chhillar and the making of a Miss World

Last updated on: November 20, 2017 13:21 IST

In photos: A Miss India's journey to the Miss World crown.

A beauty queen's journey to the Miss World crown is one that goes far beyond merely looking good or hitting the right note when answering questions.

Miss India World 2017 Manushi Chhillar -- who was crowned Miss World this weekend, bringing the crown back to India 17 years after Priyanka Chopra -- gave us a ring-side view of what that hectic but incredible journey entails.

Take a look.

 

Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar

The journey begins.
Photographs: Courtesy @manushi_chillar/Instagram.

 

Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar

The 67th Miss World pageant was hosted in China.
Photographs: Courtesy @manushi_chillar/Instagram.

 

Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar

Chhillar at the opening ceremony of Miss World 2017 on top of the Yellow Mountain or Huangshan, Fujian -- a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
'Its spectacular natural scenery includes oddly-shaped pines and rocks, and mystical seas of cloud,' Chhillar wrote.
Being Miss World means being on the road for an entire year and the Miss World contestants begin as they mean to go on...

 

Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar

Chhillar's Miss World journey also took her to Wuzhizou island...

 

Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar

And Sanya, the city chosen to host the Miss World 2017 finale.
Chhillar loved it all. She wrote, 'I love to travel, though I love to be with my books, I have always been an outdoor person... This journey at Miss World has been amazing till now. Meeting so many young passionate girls, learning about their cultures, and most importantly exploring China, this will definitely be one of the most amazing experiences of my life.'

 

Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar

Chhillar, like all Miss World contestants, was also expected to understand and embrace the culture of the host country.

 

Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar

In preparation for her role as a Miss World, every contestant focuses a lot of energy on charitable endeavours.
Chhillar spent time rallying for causes involving children outside and attending events like the Charity Auction at Miss World 2017.

 

Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar

She also had to make the time to name the baby emperor penguins at Chimelong Ocean Kingdom in Zhuhai.

 

Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar

All this in addition to staying fit..

 

Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar

Dealing with the media...

 

Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar

Attending rehearsals...

 

Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar

And of course, walking the ramp.

 

Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar

It is a journey impossible to carry on without camaraderie among the rivals.

 

Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar

Chhillar also drew inspiration from her predecessor -- Miss World 2016 Stephanie Del Valle of Puerto Rico...

 

Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar

And did everything just right to bring the Miss World crown back to India.

Rediff Get Ahead Bureau