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Mexico's Vanessa Ponce de Leon crowned Miss World 2018

Press Trust of India  |  Beijing 

Mexico's de Leon on Saturday won the coveted 2018 crown at a grand event held in the Chinese city

India's Anukreethy Vas failed to make a mark at the pageant as she could not even make it to the top 30.

Thailand's Nicolene Pichapa Limsnukan was declared the 1st runner-up.

The top five also included Belarus' Maria Vasilevich, Jamaica's Kadijah Robinson and Uganda's Quiin Abenakyo.

Former Manushi Chillar presented the crown to the new winner during the pageant in which 118 contestants participated.

"I can't believe it. This is for everyone in and the people who supported me. They deserve a and I hope I make them proud. I will do as much as I can in the I have got. Thank you so much, everyone," 26-year-old Vanessa said after winning the crown.

The announcement of the winner was also made on Miss World's official handle.

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

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First Published: Sat, December 08 2018. 21:10 IST