Mexico's Vanessa Ponce de Leon is Miss World 2018

MANILA, Philippines – Vanessa Ponce de Leon from Mexico was crowned Miss World 2018 on Saturday, December 8, in Sanya, China. 

Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar from India passed on the crown to De Leon after the latter emerged victorious among 117 other hopefuls from around the world.

View this post on Instagram Miss World | 2018 WE HAVE A NEW MISS WORLD !! THE 68TH MISS WORLD TITLE GOES TO: Mexico Vanessa Ponce de Leon Miss World | 2018 | FIRST RUNNER UP  Thailand  CONGRATULATIONS !! #missworld #mw2018 #mwo #mw2018sanya #mw2018china #missmundo . A post shared by Miss World (@missworld) on Dec 8, 2018 at 6:02am PST

Thailand's Nicolene Pichapa Limsnukan emerged as the runner-up to De Leon.