Miss World 2012: Miss China Yu Wenxia wins beauty crown
Miss China Yu Wenxia was crowned as Miss World 2012 at the Dongsheng stadium in China on Saturday.
According to the Straitstimes, last year’s winner Ivian Sarcos of Venezuela crowned Yu Wenxia.
MissWorld.com reports that Yu Wenxia, 23, beat out 116 contestants from around the world. Yu Wenxia is the second woman from China to be crowned Miss World since 2007 when Zhang Zilin won the crown.
After winning the award, Yu Wenxia said that she hoped to use the crown to make children around the world feel lucky.
She said: “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 is a music student who wants to become a teacher.
The website 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 favorite food is dumplings.”