Vanessa Ponce de León (born March 7, 1992, Guanajuato, Mexico) is a Mexican model and beauty queen who was crowned Miss World 2018. She is the first Mexican to be crowned as Miss World.
Vanessa completed her Degree in International Business and is currently on the Board of Directors of a Rehab centre for girls and volunteers for 'Migrantes en el Camino'. She is a speaker for the National Youth Institute as well as working as a model and a presenter. Vanessa has qualified as an open water scuba diver; she also enjoys playing volleyball, painting and ultimate Frisbee. Her favourite TV show is 'Downton Abbey'. Personal Motto: 'We all need each other.'
Katarina Sonja Rodriguez (born August 1, 1992) is a Filipino-American MTV VJ, athlete, model, and beauty pageant titleholder. Katarina was born in Orlando, Florida to Filipino parents both of Spanish origin. She attended her high school years in Orlando before moving to the Philippines with her family, to study a double major in Business Management and Philosophy from De La Salle University in Manila.
She is Asia’s Next Top Model 2014 2nd Runner-Up, Miss Intercontinental 2017 1st Runner-Up and Miss Philippines World 2018.
Katarina Rodriguez speaks Tagalog, Filipino, English & basic Spanish.
Trần Tiểu Vy (Trần is the family name, Tiểu is the middle name and Vy is the given name) is Miss Vietnam World 2018
Vy is currently in her first year at the University of Technology and Education. Her proudest and most memorable day was when she passed her Entrance Exams to University. Vy enjoys cooking traditional Vietnamese dishes, travelling and discovering new cultures. She also enjoys playing the guitar. Her favourite film is 'Coco' by Pixar. Personal Motto: 'If you believe, you can achieve.'
Dayanara Martínez is Miss Puerto Rico World 2018. Dayanara is studying for a Master’s Degree in Health Programme Evaluation having completed her Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology. She has future aspirations to continue her education, enter medical school and become a doctor. Dayanara has a passion for singing and playing the piano; she also enjoys synchronised swimming and has a talent for arts and crafts. Personal Motto: 'Health is the foundation for the Happiness in our World.'
Dayanara Martínez speaks Spanish, English, French & Mandarin.
Vanessa Vargas is Miss Bolivia World 2018. She is 23-years-old. Vanessa completed her Degree in Architecture and has ambitions to build houses for the homeless. She is currently working on her Degree project. Vanessa has a passion for dancing, keeping fit and Volleyball and has represented Bolivia internationally. She also enjoys painting, writing poetry, dancing and playing the piano. Her favourite film is 'A Walk to Remember.' Personal Motto: 'Dream as much as you want, don't ever let anyone tell you that you can't.' Vanessa Vargas speaks Spanish & English.
Mony Helal / موني هلال is Miss Egypt World 2018. Having completed her Degree in Mass Communication, Mony is currently working as a Director of a Consulting Agency and aspires to lead a Multinational Company. She enjoys horseback riding, sky diving, scuba diving and belly dancing. Mony also plays the violin. She has a pet dog called Kiki and her favourite food is Japanese. Personal Motto: ‘One is not born into the world to do everything but to do something. My something is to be successful in whatever I chose to do.’ Mony fluent in Arabic & English.
She is 1.74 m tall, measurements: bust - 89, waist - 61, hips - 94.
Finali Galaiya is Miss Kenya World 2018. She is of Indian origin. Finali represented Kenya at Miss India Worldwide 2016.
Galaiya is 24-years-old. She is continuing with her studies to be a Chartered Accountant and is currently an Entrepreneur and a Television Presenter. She also has diplomas in Acting, Martial Arts, Yoga and Dance.
Galaiya fluent in English, Swahili, Hindi & Gujarati.
Natalya Stroeva / Наталья Строева is Miss Russia World 2018. Her mother was yakut (yakuts are a turkic people in Siberia), her father was russian.
Natalya is a nineteen year old student at the Russian National Research Medical University and has dreams to be either a Cosmetologist, Dermatologist or a Plastic Surgeon. She enjoys modelling and traditional Russian dances. Personal Motto: 'All that is done - all for the better!'
Quinn Abenakyo is Miss Uganda World 2018. Quinn is twenty-two years old and represented the Mayuge district. She is a student of Business Computing, a motivational speaker and model. Quiin’s proudest moment was when she participated in the New York Fashion week. Abenakyo fluent in English, Luganda and Lusoga. She is 1.71 m tall.
Maria Vasilevich / Мария Василевич is Miss Belarus World 2018.
Maria is 21-years-old and from Minsk (the capital and largest city of Belarus). She is a student of the Belarusian State Economic University and fluent in Belarusian and Russian. Her ambition is to become a TV presenter. She has a passion for drawing and enjoys visiting places of inspiration such as theatres and art galleries. She enjoys dancing which she has been doing since she was five and playing sports, in particular, roller-skating, cycling and horse riding. Maria thrives on trying new hobbies and has even piloted an aeroplane. Personal Motto: 'Be a better version of who you are.'