India’s contestant Shraddha Shashidhar lost out on the Miss Universe 2017 title, failing to make it even to the top 16. South Africa’s Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters walked away with the crown, ending a nearly four-decade-long jinx for her country in one of the world’s major pageants.
After Manushi Chhillar’s win at the Miss World 2017, Indian were hoping that Shraddha, 21, a media graduate, to end India’s 16-year drought as Lara Dutta had last brought back the crown in 2000.
As many as 92 women from around the world were contending for the Miss Universe 2017 title at the pageant, hosted by Steve Harvey.
Iris Mittenaere from France crowned her successor Demi-Leigh.