A new Miss World 2017 has been crowned! Manushi Chhillar, AKA Miss India, has taken home top honors in Sanya, China tonight, with Stephanie Hill (Miss England) and Alma Andrea Meza Carmona (Miss Mexico) coming in second and third place, respectively.

Chhillar was chosen from more than 120 contestants to become the sixth-ever Indian contestant to win the pageant, succeeding none other than Baywatch star Priyanka Chopra after 17 years.

Chopra took to Twitter to congratulate Chhillar, saying, 鈥淐herish and learn, and most importantly, enjoy it. Bravo.鈥

The 21-year-old has since responded, saying, 鈥淚t means the world to me! Have always looked up to you. Thank you.鈥

Wowing the judges with her grace, beauty, and sweet-but-smart answers, the reigning queen reportedly told the panel she believes the title of 鈥渕other鈥 deserves the highest salary. 鈥淚 think a mother deserves the highest respect, and when you talk about salary it鈥檚 not always about cash, but I feel it鈥檚 the love and respect that you give to someone. My mother has always been the biggest inspiration in my life.鈥

She continued on to add, 鈥淎ll mothers sacrifice so much for their kids. So, I think it is the job of a mother that deserves the highest salary.鈥

Clearly, her answer was one that resonated, earning her a brand new crown to call her 鈥 and India鈥檚 鈥 own.

Congratulations to the new queen!

Who do you think deserves the world鈥檚 highest salary? Tell us over @BritandCo.

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