Mexico claim the crown for the first time

Sergio Cunningham
December 9, 2018

Vanessa Ponce de Leon from Mexico wins the 68th Miss World Title 2018. After entering the Top 5, Miss Mexico won hearts with her attractive smile and the off-shoulder ivory gown with fine silver embellished details. As is the tradition, the Miss World is crowned personally by the previous year's victor.

At the same pageant Nicolene Pichapa from Thailand was adjudged runner up. 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 judges selected 13 girls who made it to the Top 30.

Miss Mexico Vanessa Ponce de Leon went on to be crowned Miss World 2018. They were named Miss Europe, Miss Americas and Miss Africa respectively.

Miss Belarus Maria Vasilevich, Miss Jamaica Kadijah Robinson and Miss Uganda Quiin Abenakyo were also among the final five.

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Competition organisers announced a victor for each continent this year.

The Miss World pageant, created in Britain by Eric Morley in 1951, is the oldest surviving major global beauty contest. I studied in Trichy (Tiruchirappalli) which is not really a city. The gorgeous beauty queen recalled her one year journey and Miss World CEO Julia Morley expressed her gratitude towards Manushi for her successful reign.

Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar took to the stage to hand over the crown to the model, aged 26, who is the first woman from her country to win the title.

The Miss World pageant witnessed 118 contestants from around the world who competed for the crown. Miss World 2018 Live Streaming, Date & Telecast Time Details of TV & Online Broadcast: Everything You Need to Know About the Prestigious Beauty Pageant at Sanya, China.

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