China’s Wen Xia Yu was on Saturday crowned Miss World 2012 while India’s contender, Vanya Mishra, made it to the top seven.
This is the second time Miss China has been awarded the title. Last year’s Miss World Ivian Sarcos of Venezuela handed over her crown to Ms. Wen at a glittering ceremony held in Dongsheng Fitness Center Stadium in the northeastern city of Ordos.
The 23-year-old Ms. Wen is a music student who says she wants to become a music teacher, Chinese media reported.
Wales’ Sophie Moulds was the first runner-up, while Australia’s Jessica Kahawaty was the second runner-up.
Ms. Mishra bag the titles of ‘Miss Social Media’ and ‘Beauty with a Purpose’.
Her dance to the track “Dil cheez kya hai” from the 1981 film Umrao Jaan in the semi-finals gave her a place among the top seven finalists.
Ms. Mishra was touted as one of the probable winners and was expected to bring home the title home after a gap of more than a decade. Priyanka Chopra last won the title for India in 2000. — PTI