From a medical student to Miss World- The journey of Manushi Chillar
Once Manushi said,” The sky is the limit. We are limitless, and so are our dreams. We must never doubt ourselves.”
Manushi Chillar has made every Indian proud. On 18th November 2017, India’s Manushi Chillar won Miss World 2017 pageant. She stood there as a perfect blend of beauty and talent. It was after 17 years that an Indian won the title after Priyanka Chopra.
Let us have a look at the journey of a medical student who wore that blue crown.
Manushi is a medical student. She was born to a family of doctors. Her father is a well-known scientist at DRDO, and her mother works at the department of neurochemistry in IHBAS. After completing her schooling in Delhi, Manushi started her studies in medicine at Bhagat Phool Singh Medical College in Haryana.
The Blue Crown was always her dream. Manushi always had her eyes on the title of Miss World. Her family always stood by her side and encouraged her throughout. She could see her dream come through after winning Miss India 2017 title, as this was her first step towards fulfilling her dream. Manushi always intended to make her family proud.
Neha Dhupia was her trainer for Miss World 2017 Pageant. She believes that Neha Dhupia is her true mentor during her entire journey to the crown of Miss World 2017.
She has titled beauty with purpose. Manushi belongs to Haryana, the state which faces gender inequality in most of the professional fields. She is an activist, and her Beauty with Purpose project for the Miss World 2017 pageant was Project Shakti. The purpose of this project was to spread awareness about menstrual hygiene among women. As an initiative, she also visited nearby villages and met more than 4000 women to talk about hygiene problems.
Manushi loves spending time with nature. In an interview, someone asked about her favourite holiday destination, to which she replied that she loves spending time in the lap of nature beyond the sea. She is also a person with enthusiasm for adventure sports such as scuba diving, bungee jumping, parasailing and others.
She likes acting, painting and dancing and also writes poetry. Manushi learned Kuchipudi under the guidance of Raja, Radha and Kaushalya Reddy. She went to the National School of Drama and also was an active participant in different plays. If you follow her profile on Instagram, you will see that painting is her favourite pastime. Manushi also writes poetry for her blogs. She is a bundle of talents.
Manushi Chillar became the sixth Indian to enter the record of the Hall of Fame.