Last week, Yu Wenxia was Miss China. Now she’s Miss World 2012.
The beauty queen was crowned Miss World on Saturday. According to the Straitstimes, last year’s winner Ivian Sarcos of Venezuela crowned Wenxia at the Dongsheng stadium in China.
MissWorld.com reports that Wenxia beat out 116 contestants from around the world. Wenxia is the second woman from China to be crowned Miss World since 2007 when Zhang Zilin won the crown.
After winning the award, Wenxia said that she hoped to use the crown to make children around the world feel lucky.
“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.”
Sophie Elizabeth Moulds of Wales was the runner up at the beauty pageant, and Jessica Michelle Kahawaty of Australia came in third.
According to her bio on MissWorld.com, Yu Wenxia, 23, is a music student who wants to become a teacher.
Miss World writes:
“Wenxia studied music, and would like to become a music teacher. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, travelling, singing, dancing and playing the piano. She describes herself as someone who follows her dreams with a smile, and says her favourite food is dumplings.”
Here’s a video of Yu Wenxia.
Here are the opening ceremonies from Miss World 2012.
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