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Miss World 2018 is a Mexican beauty

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Last updated on: December 10, 2018 11:17 IST
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Mexico's Vanessa Ponce de Leon was crowned Miss World 2018.

Manushi Chhillar crowns Miss World 2018 Vanessa Ponce de Leon. Photograph: Courtesy Miss World/Instagram

Mexico's Vanessa Ponce de Leon on Saturday won the coveted Miss World 2018 crown at a grand event held in the Chinese city Sanya.

India's Anukreethy Vas failed to make a mark at the pageant as she could not even make it to the Top 30.

Thailand's Nicolene Pichapa Limsnukan was declared the first runner-up.

The top five also included Belarus' Maria Vasilevich, Jamaica's Kadijah Robinson and Uganda's Quiin Abenakyo.

Former Miss World Manushi Chhillar presented the crown to the new winner during the pageant in which 118 contestants participated.

'I can't believe it. This is for everyone in Mexico and the people who supported me,' 26-year-old Vanessa said after winning the crown.

'They deserve a great representative and I hope I make them proud.

'I will do as much as I can in the time I have got. Thank you so much everyone.' 

 

Photograph: Courtesy Manushi Chhillar/Instagram

Manushi wrote a letter for the new Miss World on Instagram. 

'Dearest Vanessa, welcome to the family!

'I'm so happy to see you live the dream this year. 

'I promise that you are with people who love you and will always have your back.

'Always remember that no one ever grows in their comfort zones and even the toughest times will give you the happiest memories. 

'Learn as much as you can and enjoy every minute of it. 

'As someone who has been in your shoes and understands, feel free to reach out because I'm just a phone call away.'

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