Manushi Chillar who clinched the coveted Miss World title at a glittering ceremony in China's coastal city of Sanya is being inundated with heartfelt messages from across the country.
A week after her victory, the newly crowned Miss World has returned to India and received a grand welcome at Mumbai's International Airport with fans from all over India coming in to greet her at the terminal. The beauty landed at the airport on a British Airways flight at 11:55 PM on Saturday.
At the Miss World 2017 event, Manushi competed with 118 contestants from various countries and became the sixth Indian to grab the title. She has brought the crown back to India after a hiatus of 17 years. Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra was the last Indian to win the title in 2000.
Manushi got crowned by Miss World 2016 winner Puerto Rico's Stephanie Del Valle and also won both the Head to Head challenge and the Beauty round during the Miss World 2017 competition.
On the other hand, Manushi is a third-year medical student who aspires to be a cardiac surgeon. She wants to continue her medical studies after she is done with her Miss World responsibilities.
Manushi has also learnt to dance Kuchipudi in Bengaluru and attended the National School of Drama in Delhi. A video of her dancing to Deepika Padukone's song is at present doing rounds on social networking sites.
Earlier this year, the lovely Haryana girl also bagged the prestigious crown of Femina Miss India 2017.
On the work front, Manushi will join Sonam Kapoor as a panelist at a master class on 'The Female Influencer: Advancing Women's Opportunities in the Media Industry'.
On her arrival in Mumbai, @MissWorldLtd 2017 @ManushiChhillar received a grand welcome at Mumbai airport where thousands of supporters came to get a glimpse of their queen! #IndiaWelcomesMissWorld pic.twitter.com/waqRBLPodn— Miss India (@feminamissindia) November 26, 2017