Her triumph in this year's ceremony, held in China, marks the new level for India, which is now rivaling Venezuela in the number of crowns received over the contest’s history, with both countries holding six victories.
Apart from being a medical student, Manushi Chhillar is a gifted painter, poet, and Kuchipudi dancer. Her aspiration is to become a cardiac surgeon and open a chain of non-profit hospitals in rural areas.
After having been crowned, Chhillar tweeted:
Thank you, everyone, for your constant love, support and well wishes.