Miss World 2018 will be the 68th edition of the Miss World pageant. 120+ countries and territories are expected to join the oldest beauty pageant in the world. The granf finale of Miss World 2018 will take place on December 8, 2018 in Sanya, China. Manushi Chhillar, Miss World 2017 from India will crown her successor at the end of the pageant.
Miss World pageant was first organized by Eric Morley in 1951 as a bikini contest at Festival of Britain. Kerstin “Kiki” Hakansson of Sweden was the first ever Miss World winner. The Miss World pageant has evolved over the years from being a bikini contest to being the first and only major international beauty pageant to get rid of the Swimsuit segment. Venezuela & India have both won the Miss World crown six times each making them the most successful countries at the Miss World pageant. Julia Morley took over as the president of the Miss World organization after the death of her husband Eric Morley. Today the Miss World Organization supports various charities across the globe via the Beauty with the Purpose project.
Meet the Miss World 2018 Contestants!
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