Miss World 2017 Manushi Chillar's mum is the REAL reason she won the crown!

Miss World 2017 Manushi Chillar's mum is the REAL reason she won the crown!

Manushi Chillar has made India proud again and her mum is to be thanked as well. Read on to know why.

Congratulations are in order for Miss World 2017 Manushi Chillar. The 20-year-old not only made her family proud, but also brought home the coveted crown after 17 long years.

And if you have been following the news you are perhaps already privy to this good news. But did you happen to catch the last part where just a mere mention of her mum clenched her the crown?

Yes, you read that right.

'Mum' is the right answer for Manushi Chillar!

Chillar who was a student of St. Thomas' School, New Delhi and is pursuing her medical degree at the Bhagat Phool Singh Medical College in Sonepat, gave a befitting answer to a tricky question and involved her mum in it.

She was asked, "Which profession deserves the highest salary and why?''

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To which she responded, "A mother deserves the highest respect. It's just not about cash but also the love and respect that you give to someone. My mother has been a huge inspiration. it is the mother's job that deserves the biggest salary.''

This answer not just won many hearts but also the top scores from the judges and Chillar was crowned by Miss World 2016 winner Puerto Rico's Stephanie Del Valle.

"She is definitely a result of my past good karma"

Naturally, her proud parents were elated and couldn't hold back their happiness. So while her father Dr Mita Basu Chillar a scientist at the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) said, "I am happy and honoured that my daughter is on the stage, she is definitely a result of my past good karma."

Her mum, Dr Neelam Chillar, an associate professor and department head of neurochemistry at the Institute of Human Behaviour and Allied Sciences shared, "I feel very nice I have no words to express my happiness."

This answer was not a surprise from the very grounded Chillar who has always been vocal about her love and appreciation for her parents. In fact, during her introductory video at the coveted competition she shared, "I come from the land where science meets spirituality. My parents are my biggest inspiration. They have always motivated me to add value to other people's lives."

But Chillar is not just a well-spoken girl, she is also a multi-talented soon-to-be surgeon.

4 things you didn't know about our Miss World

  • Manushi Chillar was born in Haryana and after completing her schooling from Delhi, went back to Sonipat to purse a degree in medicine and surgery. Apart from being the Cultural minister in the school cabinet, she was also the All-India CBSE topper in English, in Class 12.
  • Chillar is also a trained Kuchipudi dancer who trained under Raja and Radha Redddy and also attended the National School of Drama.
  • Chillar first took part in the Femina Miss India competition in June this year and not only won the crown but also clenched the most photogenic award at the do.
  •  In her final competition Manushi was also made a co-winner of the 'Beauty with a Purpose' award. It was for her project Shakti, where she worked on spreading awareness about menstrual hygiene in 20 villages.

Also read: Stop telling your daughter to 'be more ladylike'

(All images courtesy: Instagram)

Written by

Deepshikha Punj

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