Mexico's Vanessa Ponce de Leon crowned Miss World 2018

Mexico's Vanessa Ponce de Leon crowned Miss World 2018

In 2017, Haryanvi girl Manushi Chhillar represented India in the competition and luckily won the Miss World 2018 crown which itself was a proud moment for the nation. The 68th edition of Miss World will reach its decision today.

Sadly, Miss Nigeria, who made it to the top 30, did not make it past that, with Miss Uganda winning the Miss World Africa 2018 crown. The top 5 contestants were from Belarus, Mexico, Uganda, Jamaica and Thailand.

First runner up was Thailand's Nicolene Pichapa Limsnukan, a 20-year-old studying business administration. The 26-year-old victor beat 117 other contestants, including runner up Miss Thailand Nicolene Limsnukan, Miss Uganda Quiin Abenakyo, who placed third, and and other finalists from Belarus, France, Scotland, Jamaica, Martinique, Mexico, Panama, Mauritius, Uganda, Nepal, New Zealand and Thailand. She kick-started her runway career as the victor of Mexico's Next Top Model Season 5 in 2014, and since then has been on a roll, with appearances in campaigns for Dolce & Gabbana, Tommy Hilfiger and many more.

The Miss World ceremony is happening this Saturday where a new beauty from one of the 118 participating countries will take over the crown to rule the roost for another year.

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From Europe, Miss Belarus, Miss France, and Miss Scotland made it to the Top 12.

Speaking backstage following her win, Vanessa said: 'I can't believe it, I really can't believe it, and I think all the girls deserved it. I believe in love, art and caring for others.

Thailand never has won a Miss World title.

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