Ritika Khatnani from India, Miss Odalys Duarte from Mexico (middle), Kiara Pineda from Venezuela

@ Vikas Sharma | Sr Journalist

Gurugram:Miss Odalys Duarte from Mexico won the top spot at Miss Teen International 2018 held at Kingdom of Dreams, Gurugram. While Ritika Khatnani from India won the 1st runner up title Kiara Pineda from Venezuela has been named second runner up.  

In an exciting finish to the finale, 17-year-old, Miss Odalys Duarte from Mexico beat 11 contestants from across the world to win the pageant. The 22nd edition of beauty pageant saw the participation of teenagers in the age group of 14-19 years.  

A resident of Mexico, Odalys Duarte is currently studying at High School, Colegio CEA Centro Regional De.

On her significant victory, tear-eyed Odalys Duarte  said, “I am extremely thankful to the entire team and the organizers for giving me this immense opportunity. This is a wonderful feeling and I am very delighted to represent my country. The whole experience here was life changing; I met so many different people across the globe, made new friends, which has actually enlarged my vision. It’s not just winning the crown or the fame that comes with it, but it is about the experience, which I went throughI am really thankful to our mentors who have been supportive throughout our journey focusing on individual attention.”

The crown was presented to the winner by  Mr Nikhil Anand, (Chairman), Glamanand Entertainment Pvt Ltd.

The divas who reached the finale underwent rigorous trainings and workshops under the mentorship. It was a tough choice for the judges to make as each of the 12 stunning finalist, chosen across the globe, put their best foot forward. The pageant saw an impressive line-up of judges including comprising of Mr. Nikhil Anand, Chairman, Glamanand Entertainment Pvt Ltd, Rekha Vohra, Motivational speaker and Holistic healer and Rajiv Srivastava, Director of Special projects, Glamanand Entertainment Pvt Ltd.  


“We are happy to see the passion in these girls who have left no stone unturned to make their dreams come true. This platform is a new start for their onward journey and I really hope that this experience will help all the participants to face the world with immense self-confidence. We wish all the participants best of luck for their future endeavors,” said Mr Nikhil Anand, (Chairman), Glamanand Entertainment Pvt Ltd. 


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