Thulisa Keyi places 5th in Miss World Top Model Fashion Show

Thulisa Keyi (Photo: Gallo)
Thulisa Keyi (Photo: Gallo)

Cape Town - Miss World South Africa Thulisa Keyi is currently in Sanya, China competing for the title of Miss World 2018.

Beauty queens from across the globe, dazzled in spectacular gowns for the Miss World Designer Awards on Tuesday.

After an intense deliberation, Portugal, People's Republic of China, South Africa, Malaysia and Thailand made the top five.

And in a surprising twist, South Africa's Thulisa Keyi and People's Republic of China emerged joint winners at the awards. 

The gown, which was designed by Biji Gibbs, is made from black velvet material with a simple sihoutte. (Read the full story here)

Thanking the designer on Instagram, Thulisa wrote: "People couldn't get over the beaded sleeve, it was definitely a show stopper. Thank you so much for incorporating my Xhosa heritage in this dress so beautifully."

Later the evening, Thulisa placed fifth in the Miss World Top Model Fashion Show. 

The winner of Miss World Top Model and the first contestant to secure her spot in the Miss World 2018 final was France.

Thulisa is proving to be a real force in the competition, and was selected as one of only 12 delegates to speak at a conference last week. 

She was later chosen as one of only three contestants to conduct press interviews alongside Miss Canada and Miss China.

We're keeping fingers crossed! 

The Miss World pageant takes place on 8 December in Sanya, China.