Miss World 2018 Top 30 Recap

The highly anticipated Miss World 2018 competition was held on the 8th of December, 2018 in Sanya. After various hard fought FastTracks and Head to Head challenges, 17 contestants emerged as automatic qualifiers:

Nepal, Shrinkhala KHATIWADA (Multimedia & Beauty With A Purpose)
France, Maëva COUCKE (Top Model Winner)
Japan, Kanako DATE (Talent Winner)
USA, Marisa BUTLER (Sports Woman)
Mauritius, Anne Murielle RAVINA (Head to Head)
Venezuela, Veruska LJUBISAVLJEVIC (Head to Head)
Bangladesh, Jannatul Ferdous OISHEE (Head to Head)
Chile, Anahí HORMAZABAL (Head to Head)
Malaysia, Larissa PING LIEW (Head to Head)
India, Anukreethy VAS (Head to Head)
Singapore, Vanessa PEH (Head to Head)
Thailand, Nicolene Pichapa LIMSNUKAN (Head to Head)
Mexico, Vanessa PONCE DE LEÓN (Head to Head & Beauty With A Purpose)
Uganda, Quiin ABENAKYO (Head to Head)

To close out the Top 30, Barney revealed the 13 Judges Pick and the contestants still in the running to become the 68th Miss World. In no particular order the 13 contestants who made up the top 30 included:

China PR, Peirui MAO
Cook Islands, Reihana KOTEKA-WIKI
Belarus, Maria VASILEVICH
Belgium, Angeline FLOR PUA
Northern Ireland, Katharine WALKER
Russia, Natalya STROEVA
Scotland, Linzi MCLELLAND
Nigeria, Anita UKAH
South Africa, Thulisa KEYI
Panama, Solaris BARBA
Barbados, Ashley LASHLEY
Jamaica, Kadijah ROBINSON
Martinique, Larissa SEGAREL

We were over joyed to see our own, Thulisa Keyi join the top 30 on the Miss World stage. Thulisa's Xhosa inspired Biji La Maison gown won the Designers of the World competition and Thulisa was 4th runner up in the Top Model category.

Another hearty congratulations to Vanessa Ponce De Leon from Mexico for winning the Miss World 2018.

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