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Mexican volunteer crowned Miss World

Mexican volunteer crowned Miss World

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

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.

She was crowned as the 68th Miss World by last year's winner, Manushi Chhillar of India, in the coastal city of Sanya.

The colourful 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.

Bangladeshi beauty Jannatul Ferdous Oishee, only the second Miss Bangladesh to have gone on to compete for the Miss World title, has finished in the Top 30 at the 68th edition of the 'Miss World' competition. She represented Bangladesh in the competition as the reigning Miss Bangladesh.

Oishee was born in Mativanga village of Pirojpur district. The 18-year-old beauty passed her Higher Secondary Certificate examination from science group.

Oishee won the 'Miss World Bangladesh 2018' title leaving behind 30,000 contestants earlier this year.