Manushi Chhillar from Haryana was crowned Femina Miss India 2017 on June 25 in Yash Raj Studios, Mumbai. She will now represent India at Miss World 2017 pageant to be held in Sanya, China in December. The current Miss World, Stephanie del Valle from Puerto Rico, was part of the judging panel. The first runner-up, Sana Dua from Jammu and Kashmir, was crowned Miss Grand India 2017 and will compete in Miss Grand International 2017 in Vietnam in October. The second runner-up, Priyanka Kumari from Bihar, has been selected to represent India in Miss United Continents 2017.
A local beauty pageant is attracting ample mockery on social media after a trans-identified male was crowned the winner of the competition and awarded a scholarship intended for young women. Brían Nguyen , 19, was awarded the crown in the Miss Greater Derry pageant, held on November 8 in the Greater Derry area of New Hampshire. The competition is a locally-run event under the national Miss America series of pageants. In addition to winning the crown, Nguyen will receive the Miss Greater Derry Scholarship , a financial award established to support young women. Nguyen, who is male, is a freshman at Nashua Community College majoring in Business Management. After his win, Nguyen wrote on Facebook : “ I am ecstatic to be the FIRST transgender woman to be a Miss America local titleholder, and I hope to make everyone proud and become the first to walk the Miss America stage. I am Brían Nguyen, your Miss Greater Derry 2023 .” Nguyen had previously announced on Instagram that he has intention