Nicol Ocles Crowned Miss World Ecuador 2018
Shirley Nicol Ocles Congo from Imbabura was crowned as Miss World Ecuador 2018 during the grand finale of Miss Mundo Ecuador 2018 on June 23, 2018 at Civic Center Theater Eloy Alfaro in Guayaquil. She succeeds Romina Zeballos as the new Miss World Ecuador and will now represent Ecuador at Miss World 2018 wherein Manushi Chhillar of India will crown her successor as next Miss World.
The newly crowned Miss World Ecuador has made the history by becoming the first titleholder of the said pageant from an African descent.
During the same event, Carla Prado from Guayas was titled as the first runner up and Nina Solorzano from Manabi was adjudged as the second runner up.
María Camila Marañón Solórzano was the last representative from Ecuador to place at the Miss World pageant in 2015, wherein she was adjudged as the Top 20 semi-finalist. Ecuador has never won the Miss World crown and the closest the country came to winning the Miss World title was back in 1986 when Alicia Gisela Cucalón Macas was adjudged as the sixth runner up at Miss World 1986.