Miss World 2018: Meet South Africa’s Thulisa Keyi our Miss World hopeful

Miss World 2018 which is scheduled to take place in Sanya, China on December 8 is the 68th edition of the beauty pageant.

The stunning ladies from 118 countries around the world are competing against each other for the coveted Miss World title. Reigning queen Manushi Chhillar will crown her successor at the grand finale.

South Africa’s Thulisa Keyi 

Thulisa Keyi Miss World contestant South Africa

Born in Mdantsane in East London, 26-year-old Thulisa Keyi is our Miss World South Africa for 2018. After completing her BCom Accounting at UCT, Thulisa moved to Fourways in Sandton to continue her journey toward becoming a chartered accountant.

She is one of four children and says her mother has been her pillar of strength since her father was killed when she was 17.

She loves exploring new restaurants and markets in Johannesburg, reads and keeps fit at the gym. She loves pasta but her payday spoil is lobster thermidor.

Watch her winning moment here

Opening ceremony 

The opening ceremony of the pageant was held at Haikou Shi, Hainan in China in the presence of delegates, organizers, and beauty queens Manushi Chhillar and Stephanie Del Valle on Saturday.

Here’s the list of contestants from around the world who are currently competing for the Miss World 2018 title in China:

Algeria- Nihed Markria
Argentina- Victoria Soto
Armenia- Arena Zeynalyan
Aruba- Nurianne Arias
Albania- Nikita Preka
Austria- Izabela Ion
Australi- Taylah Cannon
Armenia- Arena Zeynalian
Bahamas- Brinique Gibson
Barbados- Ashley Lashley
Belarus- Maria Vasilech
Bangladesh- Jannatul Ferdous Oishee
Belize- Jalyssa Arthurs
Brazil- Jéssica Carvalho
Botswana- Moitshepi Elias
British Virgin Islands- Yadali Thomas Santos
Canada- Hanna Begovic
Chile- Anahí Hormazabal
China Pr- Peirui Mao

Belgium- Angeline Flor Pua
Bolivia- Vanessa Vargas
Bonaire- Ruthgainy Frans
Cameroon- Aimee Caroline Nseke
Cyprus- Andriánna Fiakká
Cote D’Ivoire- Jemima Gbato
Czech Republic- Katerina Kasanová
Ecuador- Nicol Ocles
France- Eva Colas
Georgia- Nia Tsivtsivadze
Gibraltar- Star Farrugia
Ghana- Margaret Derry Mwintuur
Guadeloupe- Morgane Thérésine
Guatemala- Elizabeth Gramajo
Guinea-Bissau- Zara Josefa Mendes
Guyana- Ambika Ramraj

Honduras-Dayana Sabillón
Hungary- Andrea Szarvas
India- Anukreethy Vas
Indonesia- Alya Nurshabrina
Italy- Nunzia Amato
Kazakhstan- Alfïya Ersayin
Kosovo- Rreze Dautaj
Lesotho- Rethabile Thaathaa
Madagascar- Miantsa Randriambelonoro
Malawi- Tiwonge Munthali
Malta- Maria Ellul
Martinique- Larissa Segarel
Mauritius- Murielle Ravina
Mexico- Vanessa Ponce
Moldova- Tamara Zaretcaia
Montenegro- Natalija Glušcevic
Myanmar- Han Thi

Nepal- Shrinkhala Khatiwada
Netherlands- Leonie Hesselink
New Zealand- Jessica Tyson
Nicaragua- Yoselin Gómez Reyes
Northern Ireland- Katharine Walker
Panama- Solaris Barba
Peru- Estefani Mauricci
Poland- Kamila Swierc
Puerto Rico- Dayanara Martínez
Russia- Yulia Polyachikhina
Rwanda- Liliane Iradukunda
Scotland- Linzi Mclelland
Serbia- Ivana Trišic
Slovakia- Dominika Grecová
Denmark- Tara Jensen
England- Alisha Cowie
South Africa- Thulisa Keyi
Tunisia- Haifa Ghedir
Venezuela- Veruska Ljubisavljevic
Wales- Bethany Harris
Vietnam- Vy Tran
Zambia- Musa Kalaluka
Zimbabwe- Belinda Potts
United States- Maisa Butler

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