After Anukreethy won the Miss India World title in June 2018, in an interview to IANS she said that she has always faced challenges starting from her school days. She has been a beauty pageant contestant since she was six, and in 2014, at 15 years old, won the Miss Teen Asia USA title.
Miss Thailand Nicolene Pichapa Limsnukan (left) applauds as Miss Mexico (seated) is crowned Miss World by last year's victor, the former Miss India. Aged 26, the beauty has been crowned as Miss World 2018.
This year's runner up was Thailand's Nicolene Pichapa Limsnukan, a 20-year-old studying business administration. The judges selected 13 girls who made it to the Top 30. But Anukreethy, a native of Tiruchirappalli, made it to the top 30, but failed to make the cut to the top 12 at the gala.
The grand finale of the much awaited Miss World 2018 opened with a spectacular dance performance sung by United Kingdom star Donel Mangena. They were named Miss Europe, Miss Americas and Miss Africa respectively.
The five Miss World finalists pose with the 2017 winner Miss India
Miss Belarus Maria Vasilevich, Miss Jamaica Kadijah Robinson and Miss Uganda Quiin Abenakyo were among the final five. This year's victor for the Beauty With A goal goes to Miss Nepal. Making it to the Top 12 from Asia and Oceania are Miss Nepal, Miss New Zealand, Miss Thailand. Presenting to you her crowning moment as Manushi Chhillar places the crown on Vanessa.
Speaking backstage following her win, Vanessa said: 'I can't believe it, I really can't believe it. Miss World 2018 Live Streaming, Date & Telecast Time Details of TV & Online Broadcast: Everything You Need to Know About the Prestigious Beauty Pageant at Sanya, China.
The Miss World pageant, created in Britain by Eric Morley in 1951, is the oldest surviving major global beauty contest.