Published: Sun, December 09, 2018
Arts&Culture | By Matthew Castillo

Miss Mexico Venessa Ponce De Leon wins Miss World 2018

Miss Mexico Venessa Ponce De Leon wins Miss World 2018

The newly crowned queen Vanessa Ponce de Leon looks extravagant as she smiles a teary eyed smile and greets the audience as Miss World 2018 for the very first time. Other contestants competing with Anukreethy Vas are from various countries-Bangladesh, France, Chile, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Nepal, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand, United States, Vietnam, Venezuela, Japan, and Uganda.

An adventurous soul, she has qualified as an open water scuba diver, and also enjoys playing volleyball, painting and ultimate Frisbee, according to the official Miss World website. The most attractive and talented of all will be crowned today. Miss World 2018, Manushi Chhillar passed on the coveted crown to Venessa in a grand ceremony held at Sanya city arena in China.

"I would use my position just as I have been doing for the past three years - being an example". We all can be an example of good in the world.We all have o care, we all have to love, we all have to be kind. Helping is not that hard. We just really need the world to make a change. "There's always someone that'll need what you have to offer".

She is a real life hero who made young India believe that if the intent is right, and the focus astute, the world is your oyster.

Nicolene Limsnukan, who hails from Thailand, is the first runner-up.

"I am proud to represent all of them. Thank you so much, everyone". The gorgeous beauty queen recalled her one year journey and Miss World CEO Julia Morley expressed her gratitude towards Manushi for her successful reign.

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