Miss China Yu Wenxia has won the Miss World Title 2012. Yu Wenxia is Miss Wold 2012 and replaces Ivian Sarcos of Venezuela who won the crown in 2011.She emerged winner in the beauty pageant’s final ceremony at the Ordos Stadium Arena in Ordos, a city in the Inner Mongolia autonomous region on Saturday.
Sophie Moulds of Wales was the second in the contest while Jessica Kahawaty of Australia emerged the third.
Miss Mexico, Mariana Reynoso, had been the bookmakers’ favourite for the title, but failed to make the last seven candidates despite a strong showing in the early rounds of the pageant.
“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,” Yu, a 23-year-old aspiring music teacher said when asked why she should be crowned.
Yu Wenxia, who became China’s second Miss World winner, appeared on stage in a dazzling array of ballgowns during the two-hour final and serenaded the audience with a piercing rendition of a popular Chinese song.
Last year’s Miss World, Ivian Sarcos of Venezuela, handed over her crown to Yu, who wore a sparkling blue dress.
Over 116 contestants took part in a variety of stunning gowns.