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Miss World 2012: China Wins Title at Home for the 2nd Time

Miss China Wen Xia Yu bested 115 contestants from around the globe and emerged as the winner of Miss World 2012 on Saturday at Dongsheng Fitness Center Stadium in Ordos, Inner Mongolia, China.

This is the second time that China won the title at home, the first was when Zhang Zilin bagged the crown in 2007 when the pageant was held in Sanya, China.

23-year old Wen Xia Yu hails from Liaoning. According to the pageant’s official website, the 1.78m tall Chinese beauty studied music, and would like to become a music teacher someday. 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 are the complete results:

MISS WORLD 2012:
Miss China, Wen Xia Yu

1st Runner Up:
Miss Wales, Sophie Moulds

2nd Runner Up:
Miss Australia, Jessica Kahawaty

Top 7:

Miss Jamaica, Deanna Robins
Miss South Sudan, Atong Demach
Miss India, Vanya Mishra
Miss Brazil, Mariana Notarangelo

Top 15:

Miss Mexico, Mariana Berumen
Miss England, Charlotte Holmes
Miss Spain, Aránzazu Estévez
Miss Philippines, Queenierich Rehman
Miss United States, Claudine Book
Miss Netherlands, Nathalie den Dekker
Miss Indonesia, Ines Putri Tjiptadi Chandra
Miss Kenya, Shamim Nabil

Pre-Pageant Events:

Top Model:
Miss South, Sudan Atong Demach

Sports:
Miss Sweden, Sanna Jinnedal

Talent:
Miss China, Wen Xia Yu

Beauty With A Purpose:
Miss India, Vanya Mishra

Beach Fashion:
Miss Wales, Sophie Moulds

Multimedia:
Miss India, Vanya Mishra

Continental Queens of Beauty:

Americas:
Brazil

Africa:
South Sudan

Asia and Oceania:
China

Caribbean:
Jamaica

Europe:
Wales

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