Myanmar held the 6th prestigious pageant for peace across the world. Clara Sosa from Paraguay was crowned as Miss Grand International 2018. Clara Sosa succeeds Maria Jose Lora of Peru who was crowned as Miss Grand International 2017. While Meenakshi Chaudhary of India was declared as the first runner-up participant for Miss Grand International 2018, which is a remarkable achievement for India.
The same event declared the 2nd runner-up Miss Grand Indonesia Nadia Purwoko, 3rd runner-up Miss Grand Puerto Rico Nicole Colon and 4th runner-up Miss Grand Japan Haruka Oda. The first runner-up crown went for Meenakshi Chaudhary for Miss Grand India 2018. The pageant started with all the finalists who were participated to become Miss Grand International. Then the host declared the winner of national costume which went to Miss Grand Peru 2018 Andrea Moberg. Then quarter-finalists were declared by the host and then they all took the center stage, and Meenakshi Chaudhary was one of the 20 finalists.
After that, the quarter-finalists were selected for the successive semi-final round, which had 10 semi-finalists. For the semi-final event, all 10 semi-finalists took the stage with their ramp walk and their stunning beauty in beautiful evening gowns. This round was notable highlights from the event. After mesmerizing the audience with their elegant beauty, one of the outgoing contestant Maria Jose Lora made the audience emotional with her special message to their fans, and she thanked their fans for their constant support and encouragement.
Then for selecting the finalists, the list was cut down to total five contestants which were Miss Grand Puerto Rico Nicole Colon, Miss Grand Japan, Haruka Oda, Miss Grand Paraguay Clara Sosa, Miss Grand India Meenakshi Chaudhary, and Miss Grand Indonesia. Nadia Purwoko. The shortlisted finalists gave their final speech to stop the war and making peace. After declaration of Meenakshi Chaudhary as the first runner-up, she said, “I would like to thank everyone who has supported me in my journey right from the time I participated in fbb Colors Femina Miss India 2018 to then winning the title of fbb Colors Femina Miss Grand India 2018 and now being crowned as Miss Grand International 2018 – 1st runner-up. I am proud and happy to represent our country in this coveted pageant, my sincere gratitude goes out to everyone for believing in me and most importantly my mother, who has been the pillar of strength and thanks to her I am here holding my head high with this prestigious crown.”