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Miss China Wen Xiayu crowned Miss World

Newly crowned Miss World Yu Wenxia of China waves after she won the Miss World 2012 beauty pageant at the Ordos Stadium Arena in inner Mongolia, China Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

Newly crowned Miss World Yu Wenxia of China waves after she won the Miss World 2012 beauty pageant at the Ordos Stadium Arena in inner Mongolia, China Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)   | Photo Credit: Andy Wong

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China’s Yu Wenxia was crowned the Miss World 2012 at a gala ceremony on Saturday.

Wales’ Sophie Moulds was adjudged the first runner-up, while Australia’s Jessica Kahawaty was the second runner-up.

India’s Vanya Mishra made it to the top seven spot but failed to progress further. She, however, did bag the titles of Miss Social Media and Miss Beauty with a Purpose.

In the semifinals, the contestants were asked to perform on the music of their country and Vanya chose to dance on Dil cheez kya hai from 1981 film Umrao Jaan, which landed her a spot in the top seven finalists.

Last year’s winner, Venezuela’s Ivian Sarcos, crowned Wen as the new Miss World at the glittering ceremony held in Dongsheng Fitness Centre Stadium in Ordos.

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