Mumbai, June 27: ‘Beauty’ – the word is often wrongly defined by us. The physical appearance, facial features are not the only parameters of beauty though society definitely lives on this idea of beauty. The inner beauty- goodness of a soul, smartness, intelligence, elegance all the traits combine the characteristics of beauty. Based on all these parameters, the Times group organizes Miss India competition. Since last 54 years, this is considered as the most prestigious beauty pageant in India. The winner gets the chance to represent India at the international forum. This year, Manushi Chhillar from Haryana has bagged the winner award.
The 1st runner up is from Jammu and Kashmir, Sana Dua. The second runner up is is Priyanka Kumari from Bihar. The runner-up list is slightly unusual from previous years. This is the first time; a runner-up has been selected from Jammu and Kashmir. Along with all the firsts, the participants wore an Indian dress in finale designed by Manish Malhotra. This year, Femina Miss India also followed a new format. A team from Times group visited 30 states of the country for state audition and state crowning.
Manushi Chiller, Miss India 2017 has broken the record of Delhi, housing three successive winners for the event. This girl is from Haryana. The prestigious event was held at Yash Raj Studios, Mumbai. She is from an academically enriched family. Her parents are doctors and she studied at St. Thomas School in Delhi and Bhagat Phool Singh Government Medical College for Women in Sonepat. Being a medical student, it was tough for her to manage time for both. She is the first one to step out in the entertainment industry from her family.
The girl from medical background wants to improve the menstrual hygiene in India. She has started a project called Shakti through which she wants to educate women about this. She really feels for it. She presented it in the forum as “beauty with purpose”.