Vanessa Ponce de Leon from Mexico wins the 68th Miss World Title 2018. She was crowned by Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar. The glittering event was held on Saturday in Manila, Philippines.
Vanessa Ponce de Leon became the first Mexican queen to win this coveted title. India’s Anukreethy Vas could not make it to the final. The top five beauty queens who qualified to the final round were Miss World Europe Maria Vasilevich from Belarus, Miss World Caribbean Kadijah Robinson from Jamaica, Miss World Americas Vanessa Ponce De Leon from Mexico, Miss World Africa Quiin Abenakyo from Uganda and Miss World Asia and Oceania Nicolene Pichapa Limsnukan Thailand.
The Mexican beauty was asked in the final round, “How would you use your influence as Miss World to help others?
She replied, “Good night, everyone. I would use my position just the way I’ve been doing it for the past 3 years – being an example. We all can be an example of good in the world, we all have to care, we all have to love, we all have to be kind. It don’t cost a thing. Helping is not that hard. We just really need the world to make a change. You just need to go there. There’s always someone that’ll need what you have to offer.”
India’s Anukreethy Vas, who hailed from Tamil Nadu, had won the Miss India crown in January this year.
“I can’t believe it, I really can’t believe it… And I think all the girls deserved it. I am proud to represent all of them. I will do as much as I can in the time I have got. Thank you so much, everyone,” Vanessa was quoted IANS.
The 26-year-old beauty queen has a degree in International Business.