Vanessa Ponce de Leon is crowned Miss World by India's Manushi Chhillar. (Image source: Miss World Instagram) Photograph:( Others )
Miss Thailand was crowned runner-up.
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.
Miss World | 2018.— Miss World (@MissWorldLtd) December 8, 2018
EXCLUSIVE FIRST INTERVIEW !!
WE HAVE A NEW MISS WORLD !!
THE 68TH MISS WORLD TITLE GOES TO:
Vanessa Ponce de Leon from Mexico
CONGRATULATIONS !!#missworld… https://t.co/dhgwOHY1A7
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.
Not even a week for the final night ❤️ I am truly grateful to each one of you who had been supporting me through this journey and I thank everyone who voted for me, who had sent me wishes through your messages and posts 💓 this is very special to me ❤️ I assure you that I will put my best foot forward 🇮🇳 thank you for everything INDIA 🇮🇳I LOVE YOU ALL ❤️ #missworld #beautywithapurpose #anukreethyvas #letsdoittogether
Vas, a 19-year-old student from Tamil Nadu, was crowned Miss India 2018 in June this year.
(With inputs from PTI)