Thai Named Miss World Runner-Up for First Time

Nicolene Pichapa Limsnukan. Photo: Miss World - Thailand / Facebook
Nicolene Pichapa Limsnukan. Photo: Miss World - Thailand / Facebook

BANGKOK — For the first time in almost 70 years, a Thai was voted runner-up at the Miss World 2018 beauty pageant Saturday night in China.

Nicolene Pichapa Limsnukan, 19, came runner-up in the annual pageant’s 68th edition hosted in Sanya, China. She became the contest’s first runner-up from Thailand.

A total of 118 contestants from around the world competed at the pageant. Vanessa Ponce of Mexico was crowned Miss World 2018. She is the first Mexican to win the contest.

See Khaosod English’s interview with Nicolene here: