Top 32 Contestants of Miss World 2018 (Sanya, China)

top 32 contestants of miss world 2018

Top 32 Contestants of Miss World 2018

Miss World is the oldest running international beauty pageant. It was created in the United Kingdom by Eric Morley in 1951. Since his death in 2000, Morley’s widow, Julia Morley, has co-chaired the pageant.

The 68th edition of the Miss World pageant is being held in Sanya, China. The grand finale is on 8th os December.

Here is the 32 top finalists of Miss World 2018.

The Top 30 will now move on to the third and final stage of the competition. In this segment, contestants will wear clothing provided by Chinese designer Li Qiqi and will be judged on their modeling techniques.

Peirui MAO – China PR

Peirui MAO-China Miss World

Peirui MAO completed a Master’s degree and is currently the co-founder and CEO of an Education Technology start-up Company and has dreams of becoming a leader in the field of Education. She has also taken part in 10 championships in Speech in China.

Hobbies: Playing the piano, biking, hiking and has a passion for Broadway musicals having watched over 25 musicals in New York with Wicked being her favorite one

Personal Motto: ‘Go to bed with a dream, wake up with a purpose.’

Ashley LASHLEY – Barbados


Ashley LASHLEY is currently a medical student and a Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) Envoy. She enjoys organizing community-based activities and programmes and started the first Girl’s Cricket Club in Barbados, which came about, due to her love of a wide range of sports. Her ideal dream job would be to become the United Nations, Secretary-General.

Hobbies: Playing Saxophone and the Steel Pans.

Favorite films:  ‘The Harry Potter Series’, ‘Titanic’

Personal Motto: ‘Let no obstacle be greater than the cause’

Taylah CANNON – Australia


Taylah CANNON completed a degree in Vet Nursing and would like to continue her studies and qualify as a vet. The most memorable day of her life was when she received her first pet at the age of 16 she then went on to adopt 30 animals.

Hobbies: Aerial Yoga and going for hikes. Taylah also enjoys writing poems and songs and has a special talent for Make-up Artistry.

Favorite book: ‘The Alchemist’ by Paolo Coelho.

Personal Motto: ‘Do the things that scare you’

Jéssica CARVALHO – Brazil


Jéssica CARVALHO is currently studying medicine and would like to specialize in Neurology she is also working as a model. She is interested in anything to do with medicine.

Hobbies: Singing, Playing handball and practicing bodybuilding.

Favorite film:  ‘Shutter Island’

Favorite song:  ‘Do I Wanna Know’ by the Arctic Monkeys.

Personal Motto: ‘Do not be ambitious in the face of injustice, be a hero and make a difference’

Maria VASILEVICH – Belarus


After completing a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics and Management, Maria VASILEVICH has continued with her studies and is the author of several Scientific works.

Hobbies: 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 airplane.

Personal Motto: ‘Be a better version of who you are’

Anahí HORMAZABAL – Chile


Anahí HORMAZABAL is a first-year student of Foreign Trade Engineering and also a part-time model.

Hobbies: Traveling, yoga, trekking, Zumba, fitness and Kagaya Art and has special talents for singing and dancing.

Favorite food: spaghetti

Personal Motto: ‘Everything you have done with love returns to you with greater proportion no matter how others pay you, the reward comes from above and it does not fill your ego but fills your heart’

Maëva COUCKE – France


Maëva COUCKE completed a Degree in International Business and dreams of becoming an actress.

Hobbies: Taking part in extreme sports and keeping fit.

Favorite film: ‘Love Actually’

Favorite singer: Michael Buble

Personal Motto: ‘He who tries nothing, has nothing’

Ivana MUDNIĆ-DUJMINA – Croatia


Ivana MUDNIĆ-DUJMINA is at High School studying Tourism she is also working as a model. She has ambitions to further her studies and continue with her modeling career and had recently starred in her own documentary.

Hobbies: Sports generally but in particular Basketball, keeping a pet dog.

Favorite film:  ‘Inception’

Favorite food: Pizza

Personal Motto: ‘It is what it is’

Christine KELLER – Germany

Christine KELLER
Christine KELLER is currently studying Theatre and the Arts at Drama School and dreams of working as a Drama Therapist she is also working as a model and volunteering in a care home where she does Yoga and reads books and plays to the residents.

Hobbies: Playing the keyboard, dancing, acting, and singing, she also likes any foods made with potatoes.

Personal Motto: ‘Temptation will keep ringing the doorbell; an opportunity will knock softly once’

Maria LEPIDA – Greece


Maria LEPIDA Graduated High School and is currently working as a full-time model and has ambitions to study Tourism. Maria’s proudest moment was when her younger brother was born. If she could invite anybody to dinner it would be the actor Jason Statham.

Hobbies: Playing volleyball, tennis and track athletics, she also has a passion for reading and dancing.

Personal Motto: ‘Think positive’

Morgane THÉRÉSINE – Guadeloupe


Morgane THÉRÉSINE is currently a Food Science Student having completed a Degree in Biology. She would like to become a Dietician and lead projects and awareness campaigns around Nutrition. Her proudest moment was being able to donate blood to the Blood Bank as soon as she turned 18 and has been doing so ever since.

Hobbies: Singing, dancing, extreme sports.

Personal Motto: ‘There is no failure, there are only experiences. Bounce Back’

Nunzia AMATO – Italy

Nunzia AMATO

Nunzia AMATO’s proudest moment was when she decided to pursue her Degree at University, which she completed in Financial Marketing. Nunzia has continued her studies and has future ambitions to complete a Law Degree and to become an Actress and Model.

Hobbies: Keeping fit, football and cycling and has a special talent for dancing.

Favorite Film: ‘Life is Beautiful’

Favorite Food: Pizza and Spaghetti Carbonara

Personal Motto: ‘Stay hungry, stay foolish’

Ah CHO – KoreaAh CHO

Ah CHO is a Cyber Security Engineer and is currently working as a Marketing Specialist having completed a Degree in Computer Science. She has an ambition to one day receive the Nobel Peace Prize for her work.

Hobbies: Hiking, playing the piano and dancing the Tango.

Favorite film:  ‘The Notebook’

Personal Motto: ‘Always be grateful and pay it forward’

Kanako DATE – Japan

Kanako DATE

Kanako DATE is continuing her studies after completing a Degree in Political Science and has ambitions to become a Politician. Her proudest moment was when she was chosen as one of the top 30 students in the Nation to attend a University in China. Her special talents are Opera Singing and Traditional Japanese Style Swimming in which she competes. She is a National Champion in Japanese Poetry reciting.

Hobbies: Playing Japanese Archery and Skiing and playing traditional Japanese instruments.

Personal Motto: ‘With a hot heart and a cool head’

Larissa PING LIEW – Malaysia


Larissa PING LIEW is a student but is currently taking a gap year and is an intern for a non-profit youth organization that focuses on community building. She also has dreams of becoming a teacher.

Hobbies: Playing netball, dancing, especially traditional and playing traditional instruments like the Sape and the Marimba.

Favorite song:  ‘Where is the love?’ by Black Eyes Peas.

Personal Motto: ‘if you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way’

Vanessa PONCE DE LEON – Mexico


Vanessa PONCE DE LEON completed her Degree in International Business and is currently on the Board of Directors of a Rehab center 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.

Hobbies: Playing volleyball, painting and ultimate Frisbee.

Favorite TV show: ‘Downton Abbey’

Personal Motto: ‘We all need each other’

Shrinkhala KHATIWADA – Nepal

Shrinkhala KHATIWADA
Shrinkhala KHATIWADA has a Degree in Architecture and is currently working as an Architect. She is a National Chancellor for the International Association of Educators for World Peace and President of The One Home Foundation. Shrinkhala has aspirations to be the first female Prime Minister of Nepal.

Hobbies: Writing, reading, traveling and trekking she also composes poetry very quickly and has been writing a children’s novel.

Personal Motto: ‘You can do it’

Jessica TYSON – New Zealand

Jessica TYSON

Having completed her studies, Jessica TYSON is working as a news reporter and presenter at Maori TV with plans to become an investigative reporter and producer. She also founded a Youth organization called Brave. Jessica takes part in various competitive sports and has a passion for Maori language revitalization, Maori poi dancing, and Maori martial arts.

Personal Motto: Whaia te iti kahurango kit e tuohu koe me he maunga teitei which means, ‘Aim for the highest cloud so that if you miss it, you hit a lofty mountain’

Anita UKAH – Nigeria

Anita UKAH

After completing her degree, Anita UKAH is now working as a Medical Laboratory Scientist and hopes to continue working in this field and working as a model. She has a special talent for dancing, especially, pop, hip-hop, and traditional African. She comes from a family of nine children.

Hobbies: Cooking and traveling

Personal Motto: ‘Do unto others as you would have them do unto you’

Solaris BARBA – Panama

Solaris BARBA

Solaris BARBA is currently at University studying Marketing and International Business. She is also a dancer and hopes to become a professional dancer focusing on Ballet and Latin.

Hobbies: Contemporary dances like Hip-Hop and Salsa. Solaris is also passionate about boxing, running, art and history.

Favorite food:  Seafood

Favorite film:  ‘Benjamin Button’

Personal Motto: ‘You are the only one who sets your limits’

Katarina RODRIGUEZ – Philippines


Katarina RODRIGUEZ has studied Philosophy and Business Management and has ambitions to complete a Ph.D. and become a diplomat. She is a competitive long-distance runner and a black belt in Tae-Kwan-Do.

Hobbies: Kickboxing, yoga, horse-riding, and surfing. Katerina also has a passion for ballet and playing the violin.

Favorite food:  Filipino food or a really good burger.

Personal Motto: ‘Quality over quantity’

Natalya STROEVA – Russia


Natalya STROEVA would like to complete her studies at the Russian National Research Medical University and has dreams to be either a Cosmetologist, Dermatologist or a Plastic Surgeon. Her proudest moment was when she received a Gold Medal when she graduated from school. An orphan, Natalya was brought up by her brother and aunt.

Hobbies: Modeling and traditional Russian dances.

Personal Motto: ‘All that is done – all for the better’

Agata BIERNAT – Poland


Having completed her Degree in Journalism, Agata BIERNAT is currently working as a fitness trainer, dancer, and model and hopes to open her own Fitness and Dance studio and continue her passion as a Dance Teacher. Her interest in dancing started when she was 7 and stretches to Pole Dancing, Hip Hop, Electro and New Style.

Favorite film:  ‘Dirty Dancing’

Personal Motto: ‘Be a good person’

Ivana TRISIC – Serbia


Ivana TRISIC is currently studying Law and hopes to become an International Lawyer; she is also working as a journalist, a TV presenter, a camera operator, and an editor.

Hobbies: Photography, running, swimming, skiing, riding bicycles, volleyball and table tennis. Ivana also has a special talent for juggling and dancing.

Favorite book: ‘The Bridge on the Drina’ by Serbian Nobel Prize winner Ivo Andric.

Personal Motto: ‘Always do good and good will come back to you’

Amaia Izar LEACHE  – Spain

Amaia Izar LEACHE

Amaia Izar LEACHE is studying Business Management and working as a model. Her special talents are dancing especially ballet, flamingo and contemporary and playing the violin. She has two dogs and three horses.

Hobbies: Dancing, Playing the violin, keeping pets, swimming, yoga.

Favorite film: ‘Gandhi’

Personal Motto: ‘Trust on second chances: with work passion and patience, you can achieve whatever you want’

Thulisa KEYI – South Africa

Thulisa KEYI

After studying Accountancy, Thulisa KEYI is working as a Senior Accountant and would like to continue in her field and one day run her own investment company. She enjoys reading, keeping fit and performing on stage. Pasta and Lobster Thermidor are Thulisa’s favorite foods and her favorite book is ‘David and Goliath’ by Malcolm Gladwell.

Personal Motto: ‘Never give up. Rise above your circumstances and keep moving forward’

Nicolene Pichapa LIMSNUKAN – Thailand

Nicolene Pichapa LIMSNUKAN

Nicolene Pichapa LIMSNUKAN is a student Majoring in Business and Administration. Her proudest moment was when she received the ‘President’s Volunteer Service Award’ from former President Barack Obama.

Hobbies: Thai Kick Boxing, swimming, acting and reading but has a special talent for Colour Guard, which involves synchronized dance movements with flags, sabers, rifles, and air blades.

Personal Motto: ‘Every morning we are born again. What we do today matters most’

Vy TRAN – Vietnam


Vy TRAN 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.

Hobbies: cooking traditional Vietnamese dishes, traveling and discovering new cultures, playing the guitar.

Favorite Film:  ‘Coco’

Personal Motto: ‘If you believe, you can achieve’

Nadia GYI – Sri Lanka

Nadia GYI

Nadia GYI is currently working as a Chief Digital Strategy Officer in a Tech startup dealing with apps and web development, has plans to continue her studies and dreams of becoming an International Lawyer and working for the UN.

Hobbies: Swimming, running, researching sustainable energy and space. Nadia has a passion for dancing especially modern and ballet and has a special talent for singing.

Personal Motto:‘ DDC Dedication, Determination and Commitment’

Sevval SAHIN – Turkey

Sevval SAHIN

Sevval SAHIN is currently a student of Fashion Marketing and also works as a model. Her proudest moment was when she got onto her vocational course and her ambition is to complete it.

Hobbies: Singing and dancing and enjoys swimming, photography and keeping fit

Favorite foods: Sushi and sashimi

Favorite film: ‘The Notebook’

Angeline FLOR PUA – Belgium

Angeline FLOR PUA

Angeline FLOR PUA is currently studying to be a Commercial Pilot and is aiming to become an inspiring Pilot. In the year before her studies, she had combined seven jobs in one year and one of her most memorable days was when she received a call from the bank saying that her financial loan for her education had been approved.

Hobbies: Flying, Skydiving, running, dancing and swimming as well as baking and reading.

Personal Motto: ‘It is better to try and fail than fail to try’

Aissatou FILLY – Senegal

Aissatou FILLY

Aissatou FILLY is currently studying Marketing and Communications and would one day like to create her own event company. She is also modeling in her spare time. Her proudest moment was when she won the best young model award in Senegal. Aissatou’s biggest fear is disappointing her parents.

Hobbies: Dancing and going to the gym.

Personal Motto: ‘Never give up’ ‘It always seems impossible until it’s done’

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