Nicol Ocles, representing Imbabura, was crowned the new Miss World Ecuador in a glittering finale held June 24 at the Teatro Centro Cívico “Eloy Alfaro” in Guayaquil.
The 20-year-old tourism student is the first of Afro descent to win the title. She is set to compete at the 2018 Miss World finals in China in December.
“I was the first Afro queen of the Pimampiro canton, which is where I come from and now I am the first Afro queen of Miss World Ecuador and I think it will radically turn all the prejudices, stereotypes, the whole ideology, perhaps we have had until today in society,” Ocles was quoted by El Universo.
Karla Prado of Guayas and Nina Solórzano of Manabí placed first and second princesses, respectively.
Ecuador has yet to win the Miss World title. Since 1960, the country only made it to the quarterfinals of the Big5 pageant four times. Missosology.Org