Uganda’s Abenakyo crowned Miss World Africa

By Our Style Correspondent

Miss Uganda Quiin Abenakyo has been crowned as Miss World Africa at the ongoing 2018 Miss World finale in China. Quinn is the first Miss Uganda to make it to the top 5 finalists.

However, the 68th Miss World title goes to Mexico’s Vanessa Ponce de Leon with Thailand’s Nicolene Limsnukan as first runner up.

Belarus’ Maria Vasilevich is the second runner up with Jamaica’s Kadija Robinson in fourth place while Quiin is in position number five.

Top five finalists

  1. Miss World Europe Is: Belarus
  2. Miss World Caribbean Is: Jamaica
  3. Miss World Americas Is: Mexico
  4. Miss World Africa Is: Uganda
  5. Miss World Asia and Oceania Is: Thailand

The name Quinn
A computer science student, the 22-year-old Abenakyo, hails from Mayuge District in Eastern Uganda.

Abenakyo was born premature, at 7 months, and had to be in an incubator.

“My mother tells me I was a very tiny little baby, and, when I miraculously survived the ordeal, she named me Quinn (from the title Queen). That I was a very special child to her,” she says.

And as Abenakyo grew up, the name in some way influenced her actions.

“I did not want to soil my name with bad actions,” she says.

So, most of the time, Abenakyo tried to be disciplined and obedient. She believes that the name has also shaped her destiny as seen from here recent Miss Uganda win.

Miss Mexico Venessa Ponce De Leon crowned as Miss World 2018

Miss World 2018: After a long wait, Miss Mexico has been crowned as Miss World 2018. Here’s everything that happened during the pageant – scroll down for details.

Here's everything that happened at Miss World 2018

Here’s everything that happened at Miss World 2018

The wait finally comes to an end. After Manushi Chhillar’s beautiful reign as Miss World 2017, Miss Mexico Venessa Ponce De Leon has been crowned as Miss World 2018. After entering the Top 5, Miss Mexico won hearts with her beautiful smile and the off-shoulder ivory gown with fine silver embellished details. With our in-house beauty, Manushi passing the crown forward, the crowning moment was as glorious as we could imagine.

Here’s looking back at what happened during the pageant:

The show begins with a performance by Donel who performed to Bang like a drum. Followed by an introduction, the gorgeous beauty queens arrive on stage and perform a small dance sequence from their countries. Miss India performed to Deepika Padukone’s hit song from Om Shanti Om, Dhoom Tanna. With a revised format in Miss World this year, a diva will be crown Miss World from every continent.

Beauty with a purpose is an essential part of the crown with the contestants actively participating in humanitarian causes. This year’s winner for the Beauty With A Purpose goes to Miss Nepal.

The judges selected 13 girls who made it to the Top 30. The Top 30 contestants were: They are Miss People’s Republic of China. Cook Islands, Belarus, Belgium, Northern Island, Miss Russia, Miss Scotland, Miss Nigeria, Miss South Africa, Miss Panama, Miss Barbados, Miss Jamaica, Miss Nepal, Miss Japan, Miss USA, Miss Mauritius, Miss Venezuela, Miss Bangladesh, Miss Chile, Miss Malaysia, Miss India, Miss Singapore, Miss Thailand, Miss Mexico, Miss Uganda,

From Europe, Miss Belarus, Miss France, and Miss Scotland made it to the Top 12. From the Carribean Miss Jamaica and Miss Martinique who made it to the Top 12.  Miss Mexico and Miss Panama made it to the Top 12 from Americas. Miss Mauritius, Miss Uganda are all set to enter the Top 12 of the competition. Making it to the Top 12 from Asia and Oceania are Miss Nepal, Miss New Zealand, Miss Thailand.

Miss World Europe 2018 is Miss Belarus.
Miss World Carribean 2018 is Miss Jamaica.
Miss World Africa 2018 is Uganda.
Miss World America 2018 is Miss Mexico.
Miss World 2018 Asia and Oceania is Miss Thailand.

After a stressful question and answer round, the show progresses with Chairperson of Miss World announcing that the Miss Worlds from the continents will be travelling along with Miss World 2018 to their tour for Beauty With A Purpose.  The Runner-up was declared as Miss Thailand with Miss World 2018 as Miss Mexico, Venessa Ponce De Leon.

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