MISS MEXICO IS MISS WORLD 2018!

Ang pambato ng Mexico na si Vanessa Ponce de Leon ang nanalo sa Miss World 2018 na ginanap sa shumo-showbiz copySanya, China, nitong Disyembre 8.

Si Miss Thailand Nicolene Pichapa Limsnukan naman ang hinirang na first runner-up. The crown was presented to the winner by her predecessor, Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar from India.

Ponce de Leon vested 117 other candidates as she moved on from one round of competition to another. From Top 30 to Top 12 to Top 5, kinailangan talagang mag-best effort bago makamit ang pinakamimithing korona!

Sad to say, hindi umabante si Miss Philippines Katarina Rodriguez sa Top 30, the first cut of the competition o unang elimination round.

Megan Young, Angela Chow, Barney Walsh, Fernando Allende and Stephanie del Valle served as Miss World 2018 presenters.

 Continental Queen winners

With a revised format in Miss World this year, one winner has received a Miss World 2018 “continental crown” from every continent.

Ang nanalo ay sina: Miss World Europe: Maria Vasilevich (Belarus); Miss World Carribean: Kadijah Robinson (Jamaica); Miss World Africa: Quiin Abenakyo (Uganda); Miss World Asia and Oceania: Nicolene Pichapa Limsnukan (Thailand); Miss World Americas: Vanessa Ponce de Leon (Mexico) aside from winning as Miss World 2018 title; Panama’s Solaris Barba became Miss World Americas.

“Beauty with a Purpose”

“Beauty with a Purpose” is an essential part of the crown with the contestants actively participating in humanitarian causes.

Sa taong ito, ang idineklarang Beauty with a Purpose winner was Miss Nepal Shrinkhala Khatiwada.

After the nerve-racking Q & A round, the show went on with Miss World Chairperson and President Julia Morley who announced that the Miss Worlds from various continents would be joining Miss World 2018 in their tours around the world for Beauty with a Purpose.

Heto pa ang ibang nanalo sa iba’t ibang competition segments or head-to-head challenge events ng Miss World: Top Model: Maëva Coucke (France); Talent: Kanako Date (Japan); Sports: Marisa Butler (USA); Multimedia: Shrinkhala Khatiwada (Nepal); Sanya Tourism Promotional Video Award: Finali Galaiya (Kenya); World Fashion Designer Award (tie): Thulisa Keyi (South Africa) and Peirui Mao (China).

Miss World trivia

In Miss World’s 68-year history, the winningest countries are India and Venezuela with six wins each, followed by UK with five. Iceland, Jamaica, South Africa, Sweden and USA have had three wins each.

Ang una at kaisa-isang Miss World from the Philippines ay si Megan Young na kinoronahan noong 2013 – the same year that saw a total of 127 entrants – the highest number ever for Miss World.

The ‘oldest’ winner to be crowned as Miss World was Aneta Kreglicka of Poland in 1989. She was 24 years and 244 days old at the time of her win.

The youngest winner was Wilnelia Merced of Puerto Rico who won the title in 1975 when she was 18 years 39 days old at the time of her win.

Miss World is considered the oldest surviving beauty pageant in modern-day history.

Miss World was established in 1951, samantalang ang ‘karibal’ nitong timpalak-kagandahan na Miss Universe ay nagsimula naman noong 1952. Miss World ang tanging global pageant na may tatlong winners na hindi natapos ang kani-kanilang one-year reign.

Marjorie Wallace (USA) was crowned Miss World 1973, but did not complete her reign as she was fired because she had “failed to fulfill the basic requirements of the job.”

Bilang first runner-up, si Miss Philippines Evangeline Pascual ang dapat na pamalit sa natanggal na Miss World winner, pero tinanggihan niya ito, kaya ‘yung second runner-up na si Miss Jamaica Patsy Yuen na lang ang nagpatuloy ng natititirang araw sa pagka-Miss World ng taong iyon.

Helen Morgan (UK) was crowned Miss World 1974, but resigned dahil natuklasan kinalaunan na isa pala siyang unwed mother o meron nang anak sa pagkadalaga. Gabriella Brum (Germany) was crowned Miss World 1980, but resigned after 18 hours of her reign, dahil sa media pressure kaugnay ng lumabas o nag-leak na nude pictures niya.

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