Stephanie Del Valle, the last year’s Miss World winner from Puerto Rico, presented the honor at the Sanya City Arena. Chhillar is the sixth Indian woman to win the title. (Reita Faria was the first, claiming the title back in 1966. Film star Aishwariya Rai Bachchan won in 1994, Diana Haydon in 1997, Yukta Mookhey in 1999 and Chopra in 2000.)
Contestants at final
During the final five question and answer section, Chhillar was asked which profession she believes deserved the highest salary. She said: “I think a mother deserves the highest respect and when you talk about salary it’s not always about cash but I feel it’s the love and respect that you give to someone. My mother has always been the biggest inspiration in my life.” She studied at St. Thomas School in Delhi and Bhagat Phool Singh Government Medical College for Women in Sonepat. Stephanie Hill of England and Andrea Meza of Mexico were named 1st and 2nd runner-up at the Miss World 2017 contest.