Monday, August 20, 2012

Yu Wenxia Miss China crowned Miss World 2012

On Saturday Aug 18 2012, Miss China won the coveted title of Miss World, triumphing on home soil in a mining city on the edge of the Gobi desert.

 YuWenxiaYu Wenxia, ( 于文霞
The mostly Chinese audience erupted in cheers when it was announced that the home candidate, Yu Wenxia, (于文霞) had been awarded the title. This is the second time Miss China has been awarded the title. The last time was in 2007 when Zhang Zilin took the honour. She is also the second Miss World titleholder of East Asian origin.

"When I was young I felt very lucky because so many people helped me and I hope in the future, I can help more children to feel lucky," said Yu, who was wearing a glittering blue dress, after the result was announced. Last year's Miss World Ivian Sarcos of Venezuela handed over her crown in the futuristic Dongsheng stadium in the northeastern city of Ordos. Ordos, around 700 kilometres (440 miles) from the nearest beach, is an unusual venue for the world's biggest beauty pageant.

A total of 116 contestants -- the highest number ever -- took to the stage during the contest, watched annually by about a billion people around the globe.

Some images of  Yu Wenxia below:


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