The president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, met today with the Mexican woman who won the Miss World 2018 contest, Vanessa Ponce de León, who returns to the country to advance her project in favor of indigenous children.
"Any gift you have is useless if you do not put it at the service of others," said the model in his meeting with López Obrador.
With his social project, Ponce wants to "support indigenous Mexican children" and "create lasting change in Mexico," he explained during the interview at the National Palace.
The Navalí Project, which has been running for five years in the state of Guanajuato (center of the country), consists, commented the model, in providing "education, health and nutrition to children of indigenous day laborers families".
In this way, minors, instead of going to work, are taken to a place where they receive education and medical attention.
For his part, López Obrador expressed the "pride" that supposes for Mexico that Vanessa Ponce has won Miss World.
"For the beauty and for the social dimension that these competitions entail," the leftist leader stressed.
At the meeting, in which Mexican promoters of the event were present, the young woman – dressed in an elegant white dress – wore the crown and the winning ribbon.
The director of the event, the British businesswoman Julia Morley, was also at the meeting and thanked Ponce for her charitable work.
He also transmitted to López Obrador his intention to "teach the world who the Mexicans are".
The politician gave the "thanks (both) for spreading what is our beloved Mexico, a good people, hardworking, full of culture, happy and happy."