Miss World 2018 and the Winner – Vanessa Ponce de Leon’s

Miss World 2018 with fellow contestants
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On 8th December, the world witnessed the 68th edition of the prestigious pageant, Miss World, held at Saniya, China. The event, an extravagant gala, was a true exemplification of pomp & show, elegance and positive competitiveness. Moreover, the 118 competitors from around the world, we’re not just simply beauties with brains. They were participants who were striving with zeal & hard work to leave their mark in the world. And they, also knew that through this platform and with their philanthropic ventures, they could make a difference in the society and the world, at large.

“Crowns are not made of rhinestones. They are made of discipline, determination, consistency and a rare trait called courage.”     – April Maroshick

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Miss World 2018 contestants gearing up for the beauty pageant. Source- Instagram Account- Manushi Chhillar
The winner of Miss World 2018 is – Vanessa Ponce of Mexico. 26-years old Ponce is the first Mexican woman to win this esteemed title.

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She was born in Guanajuato and raised in Mexico City. She holds a degree in International Business. Her win at the pageant has not only done Mexico proud but the world too.

The statuesque beauty has had a successful career in modelling before the pageant. Having kick-starting her runway career after winning Mexico’s Next Top Model Season 5, in 2014, she has been working with the biggies of the fashion industry – Dolce & Gabbana, Tommy Hilfiger & many more.

A true selfless humanitarian by heart, Vanessa volunteers for charity- Migrantes en el Camino and is on the Board of Directors of a Rehab Centre for Girls. Moreover, she is also a speaker for the National Youth Institute and works as a Presenter.

She’s also a qualified open water scuba diver and enjoys playing volleyball and ultimate Frisbee and watching Downton Abbey in her spare time.

At the question & answer round, Vanessa proved that she’s an epitome of beauty, grace and intellect. She was askedHow would you use your influence as Miss World to help others?”

Her poise and her heart-warming reply won accolades from not only the judges but from the audience and the viewers as well. She answered – “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 to care, we all have to love, and we all have to be kind. It doesn’t cost a thing and helping is not that hard. You just have to go out there and there will always be someone who needs what you have to offer. So, help anyone you can.”

Such an honourable and heartfelt reply!

After her win, the new Miss World was seen praising the fellow competitors: “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 crowned by last year’s winner Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar and Vanessa, in turn, was seen doing a Namaste to Manushi in gratitude. Such good sportsmanship and humbleness. She will do great for sure!

See the Top 3 and the final crowning moment yourself –

We, team Gigglers Media, wish her all the very best! We hope to see her scale new heights and do wonders.

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