Kiara Ortega (born August 23, 1993) is a Puerto Rican model who was crowned Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2018. Kiara Ortega would best describe herself as a cheerful, spontaneous, and a helpful young woman. For her, the most important thing in life is living experiences that humanize her. By being a part of the Miss Universe platform, she hopes to spread a message of hope to unite our world.
She is 1.70 m tall.
Baek Ji-hyun / 백지현 (born March 27, 1993) is Miss Korea Universe 2018.
Ji-Hyun Baek is a multi-talented super model and singer with a master's degree in Saprano. Ji-Hyun is currently training to become a pastry chef and barista so she can eventually open her own desert cafe. When she's not working on her craft, she likes to stay active through cross country cycling. Ji-Hyun is an avid philanthropist who is an active supporter of UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, for the past 6 years.
Sabina Azimbaeva / Сабина Азимбаева (born February 14, 2000, Almaty, Kazakhstan) is an Uyghur beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss Almaty 2017. She represents Kazakhstan at the Miss Universe 2018 pageant.
Sabina Azimbayeva would describe herself as athletic and always involved in sports. Travel is a passion of hers as Sabina often visits remote villages where applied art of her people are preserved. She wants the creativity of her people to be known to the whole world. Sabina hopes to make her country proud at this year's Miss Universe competition.
Yulia Polyachikhina / Юлия Полячихина (born February 6, 2000, Cheboksary, Russia) is Miss Russia Universe 2018.
Yulia is currently studying journalism at Chuvash State University. Before winning the title, Yulia took competed in fitness aerobics dancing competitions and worked as an international model. She loves spending time with her family and two dogs. She also enjoys volunteering to make children happier. Yulia hopes to make her country proud at this year's Miss Universe competition.
She is 1.73 m tall, measurements: bust - 80, waist - 58, hips - 85.
Karina Zhosan / Карина Жосан is Miss Ukraine Universe 2018.
From the age of sixteen years old, Karina Zhosan successfully built her acting and modeling career in Asia. In the same time period, she received a higher education in the sphere of hotel-restaurant and tourist business in her country. She studied foreign languages. The last half of her year, Karina devoted most of her time to travel and has visited nearly 15 new countries. During her travels, she launched a charity foundation for orphans kids in Kenya. After receiving the title Miss Universe Ukraine 2018, Karina plans to develop herself in the media industry in her country to help promote charity on the territory of Ukraine.
Vanessa Ponce de León (born March 7, 1992, Guanajuato, Mexico) is a Mexican model and beauty queen who was crowned Miss World 2018. She is the first Mexican to be crowned as Miss World.
Vanessa completed her Degree in International Business and is currently on the Board of Directors of a Rehab centre 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; she also enjoys playing volleyball, painting and ultimate Frisbee. Her favourite TV show is 'Downton Abbey'. Personal Motto: 'We all need each other.'
Katarina Sonja Rodriguez (born August 1, 1992) is a Filipino-American MTV VJ, athlete, model, and beauty pageant titleholder. Katarina was born in Orlando, Florida to Filipino parents both of Spanish origin. She attended her high school years in Orlando before moving to the Philippines with her family, to study a double major in Business Management and Philosophy from De La Salle University in Manila.
She is Asia’s Next Top Model 2014 2nd Runner-Up, Miss Intercontinental 2017 1st Runner-Up and Miss Philippines World 2018.
Katarina Rodriguez speaks Tagalog, Filipino, English & basic Spanish.
Trần Tiểu Vy (Trần is the family name, Tiểu is the middle name and Vy is the given name) is Miss Vietnam World 2018
Vy 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. Vy enjoys cooking traditional Vietnamese dishes, travelling and discovering new cultures. She also enjoys playing the guitar. Her favourite film is 'Coco' by Pixar. Personal Motto: 'If you believe, you can achieve.'
Dayanara Martínez is Miss Puerto Rico World 2018. Dayanara is studying for a Master’s Degree in Health Programme Evaluation having completed her Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology. She has future aspirations to continue her education, enter medical school and become a doctor. Dayanara has a passion for singing and playing the piano; she also enjoys synchronised swimming and has a talent for arts and crafts. Personal Motto: 'Health is the foundation for the Happiness in our World.'
Dayanara Martínez speaks Spanish, English, French & Mandarin.
Vanessa Vargas is Miss Bolivia World 2018. She is 23-years-old. Vanessa completed her Degree in Architecture and has ambitions to build houses for the homeless. She is currently working on her Degree project. Vanessa has a passion for dancing, keeping fit and Volleyball and has represented Bolivia internationally. She also enjoys painting, writing poetry, dancing and playing the piano. Her favourite film is 'A Walk to Remember.' Personal Motto: 'Dream as much as you want, don't ever let anyone tell you that you can't.' Vanessa Vargas speaks Spanish & English.