It was a moment of overwhelming joy for Manushi Chhillar when she was crowned Miss World 2017, but the beauty pageant winner wishes her reaction could have been “more lady-like” when she won.
Manushi recently won the coveted title at a grand event held China’s Sanya.
The 20-year-old medical student from Haryana said she watched the clip of her victory a number of times now.
In an interview with PTI, Manushi said, “I won’t deny that I’ve seen the video several times. It still gives me goose bumps. (But) I do wish I had given more lady-like reactions. It was something, which came out naturally. Now I like to look at it and laugh.”
The pageant was last won by Priyanka Chopra for India in 2000; a year after Yukta Mookhey bagged the crown.
For now, Manushi wants to focus on her life as Miss World but she does not rule out the possibility of entering Bollywood.
“There have been offers from Bollywood but as of now I’ve not really committed to anything. I really want to explore my life as a Miss World and live that moment first.
“After this one year, I have to complete my education. But I am not really thinking about it. I would never rule out any opportunity completely. I’d be a fool to do that,” says Manushi.