Manushi Chillar crowned Miss World 2018 Vanessa Ponco de Leon
Manushi Chillar, Miss World 2017, passed on the beauty crown to Miss World 2018 Vanessa Ponce De Leon from Mexico, held at Sanya, China.
Manushi’s journey has been inspirational, from girl next door to glam queen; her journey was a whirlwind one. This talented and highly intelligent medical student made India proud by winning the title last year, amidst fierce competition.
Post her crowning, Manushi became brand ambassador for various social causes in different parts of the world. This beauty with brains took up every assignment and worked heart and soul toward these worthy various causes. Be it in India, Indonesia or New York, various cities across the globe faced issues that needed the commitment of this inspirational beauty from India to create awareness and raise funds.
Amongst the various causes she worked on, a commendable one was when Manushi was the brand ambassador for Anaemia Free Haryana. Additionally her Beauty with a Purpose campaign, Project Shakti, was given government aid of ₹18 crores (approximately $2.8 million), ensuring free availability of sanitary napkins for all girls in the government schools of Haryana by Chief Minister of the state Manohar Lal Khattar. At the World MenstrualHygiene Day on May 28, Chhillar joined hundreds of women in a 3 km walk through the streets of Delhi, to create social awareness on the same. Dedication and purpose were her mantras and she performed her duties flawlessly.
Some of the other notable causes that she worked for include raising 3757820 USD for children in Iowa, US, working with the South Asian Women Empowerment Gala in New York and San Francisco, raising funds for APAE (Institute For People With Genetic Disorders) in Brazil, convincing the government to contribute and travelling to leper colonies
there to raise awareness on leprosy.
Manushi continues to inspire millions of young minds to chase their dreams. She is a real life hero who made young India believe that if the intent is right, and the focus astute, the world is your oyster.