Today, Yu Wenxia, Miss China won the coveted title of Miss World 2012 in the Grand Finale of the 62nd edition of the Miss World pageant held in Dongsheng Fitness Center Stadium, Ordos, Inner Mongolia, China.
The mostly Chinese audience erupted in cheers when it was announced that the home candidate, Yu Wenxia, had been awarded the title.
Sophie Moulds of Wales was declared as the 1st Runner Up while Jessica Kahawaty of Australia was 2nd Runner Up.
This is the second time Miss China has been awarded the title. The last time was in 2007 when Zhang Zilin took the honour.
The 23-year-old Yu Wenxia is a music student who says she wants to become a music teacher.
Explaining during the final why she should win the Miss World title, Yu 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.”
Last year’s Miss World — Ivian Sarcos of Venezuela — handed over her crown to the newly crowned Miss World Yu Wenxia who looked extremely gorgeous in a large blue colour gown as she was being crowned by reigning Miss World, Ivian Sarcos of Venezuela.
116 contestants from all over the world competed for the crown, marking the biggest turnout in the pageant’s history.
The Top 7 Finalist included Mariana Notarangelo of Brazil, Vanya Mishra of India, Deanna Robins of Jamaica and Atong Demach of South Sudan.
Vanya Mishra of India was awarded two subtitles Miss world Beauty with a Purpose 2012 and Miss Multimedia 2012.
Miss china PR Yu Wenxia was also awarded Miss Talent 2012, Miss World 2012 Beach Beauty was adarded to Sophie Moulds of Wales. While South Sudan’s Atong Demach took away the Miss World 2012 Top Model award and Miss World Sports Woman 2012 was awarded to Sanna Jinnedal of Sweden
The Grand Finale was aired live on CCTV, E!, RCTI, Venevisión and Xbox Live.
Miss World flag was then passed on to the next host country, the City of Bali in Indonesia.