Mexico's Vanessa Ponce de Leon is crowned Miss World

Vanessa Ponce de Leon is crowned Miss World by India's Manushi Chhillar. (Image source: Miss World Instagram) Photograph:( Others )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Dec 08, 2018, 08.04 PM (IST)

Mexico's Vanessa Ponce de Leon was crowned Miss World on Saturday. 

Ponce de Leon was crowned Miss World by India's own Manushi Chhillar who had won the title last year. Vanessa folded her hands in a namaste as she took the crown from Chhillar. 

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

 

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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. 

A 118 contestants from around the world had participated in the contest which took place in China's Sanya. 

India's Anukreethy Vas failed to make it to the top 30.

Vas, a 19-year-old student from Tamil Nadu, was crowned Miss India 2018 in June this year. 

(With inputs from PTI)