Miss Vanessa Ponce De Leon from Mexico wins 2018 Miss World pageant (Photos & video)

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A Mexican model and volunteer was on Saturday Dec 8th, crowned Miss World at a glitzy event on the tropical Chinese island of Hainan.

Miss Mexico, Vanessa Ponce De Leon, is Miss World 2018

Vanessa, 26 was crowned as the 68th Miss World by last year’s winner, Manushi Chhillar, in the coastal city of Sanya.

Miss Mexico Vanessa Ponce de Leon, 26, has a degree in international business, volunteers for “Migrantes en el Camino” and is on the board of directors of a rehab centre for girls, according to the Miss World website.

Miss Mexico, Vanessa Ponce De Leon, is Miss World 2018

The colorful ceremony included US group Sister Sledge performing their 1979 disco anthem “We Are Family.”

First runner up was Thailand’s Nicolene Pichapa Limsnukan, a 20-year-old studying business administration. Miss Belarus Maria Vasilevich, Miss Jamaica Kadijah Robinson and Miss Uganda Quiin Abenakyo were also among the final five.

Congrats to the new Miss World!

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Miss Mexico, Vanessa Ponce De Leon, is Miss World 2018

Miss Mexico, Vanessa Ponce De Leon, is Miss World 2018

Miss Mexico, Vanessa Ponce De Leon, is Miss World 2018

Miss Mexico, Vanessa Ponce De Leon, is Miss World 2018

Miss Mexico, Vanessa Ponce De Leon, is Miss World 2018

Miss Mexico, Vanessa Ponce De Leon, is Miss World 2018

Miss Mexico, Vanessa Ponce De Leon, is Miss World 2018

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