Sunday, August 19, 2012

Miss China is Miss World 2012

Photo Courtesy of The Express Tribune 

Miss China PR (Yu Wenxia) was crowned Miss World 2012. The 62nd edition of the Miss World pageant was held on August 18, 2012 (Saturday) in Dongsheng Fitness Center Stadium, Ordos, Inner Mongolia, China. There were 116 contestants who vied for the coveted crown from all over the world, marking the biggest turnout in the pageant's history.

This is the second time Miss China clinched the Miss World title after Zhang Zilin who won in 2007.

Photo Courtesy of The Express Tribune 

First Runner-up went to Miss Wales (Sophie Moulds) and Second Runner-up to Miss Australia (Jessica Kahawaty).

Miss Philippines (Queenierich Rehman) made it only in the Top 15. But she won a special award in the World Fashion Designer Dress category.

Top 7 Finalists (not in order):
1.  Jamaica - Deanna Robin
2.  South Sudan - Atong Demach
3.  India - Vanya Mishra
4.  Australia - Jessica Kahawaty
5.  Brazil - Mariana Notarangelo
6.  China PR - Wen Xia Yu
7.  Wales - Sophie Moulds

Miss World 2012 - Top 7 Finalists

Photo Courtesy of IBN Live

Top 15 Semi-Finalists (in order):
1.  China PR - Wen Xia Yu
2.  Mexico - Mariana Berumen
3.  Jamaica - Deanna Robin
4.  India - Vanya Mishra
5.  South Sudan - Atong Demach
6.  Australia - Jessica Kahawaty
7.  Wales - Sophie Moulds
8.  Philippines - Queenierich Rehman
9.  Brazil - Mariana Notarangelo
10.  England - Charlotte Holmes
11.  Spain - Aránzazu Estévez
12.  Netherlands - Nathalie den Dekker
13.  Indonesia - Ines Putri Tjiptadi Chandra
14.  Kenya - Shamim Nabil 
15.  United States - Claudine Book

Miss Philippines - Queenierich Rehman

Miss World 2012 - Top 15 Announcement

Continental Queens of Beauty:
1.  Africa : South Sudan - Atong Demach
2.  Americas : Brazil - Mariana Notarangelo
3.  Asia & Oceania : China PR - Yu Wenxia
4.  Caribbean : Jamaica - Deanna Robins
5.  Europe : Wales - Sophie Elizabeth Moulds

Special Awards:
Beach Fashion :  Wales - Sophie Moulds
Talent : China PR – Yu Wenxia
Sports & Fitness :  Sweden – Sanna Jinnedal
Top Model : South Sudan – Atong Demach
World Fashion Designer Dress : Philippines – Queneerich Rehman
Beauty With A Purpose : India – Vanya Mishra
Multimedia Award : India – Vanya Mishra

First time to join Miss World were three (3) countries: Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, South Sudan. And South Sudan made it far in Top 7.

The following were nine (9) countries who withdrew participation: Cayman Islands, Egypt, Ghana, Kyrgyzstan, Liberia, Moldova, Namibia, Romania, St. Barthelem.

The following were nine (9) countries who returned to participate in the pageant after their absence in the past years: Angola, Ethiopia, Fiji, Guyana, Macau China, Malawi, St. Kitts & Nevis, Seychelles, Suriname.

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