Miss China crowned Miss World 2012, Vanya Mishra reaches top 7

  • PTI, Beijing
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  • Updated: Aug 19, 2012 12:22 IST
  • Yu Wenxia

    Miss World 2012 winner Yu Wenxia of China waves during the pageant's final ceremony at the Ordos Stadium Arena in the inner Mongolian city of ...

  • Yu Wenxia

    Yu Wenxia of China waves to the audience after being crowned the winner of Miss World 2012 during the pageant's final ceremony at the Ordos ...

  • Yu Wenxia

    Yu Wenxia of China waves to the audience after being crowned the winner of Miss World 2012 during the pageant's final ceremony at the Ordos ...

  • Lauren Gabrielle Lawson Guerrero

    Miss World contestant, Nicaragua's Lauren Gabrielle Lawson Guerrero, waits backstage prior to a rehearsal for the final ceremony at the Ordos Stadium Arena in the ...

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    Miss World contestants wait backstage prior to a rehearsal for the final ceremony at the Ordos Stadium Arena in the inner Mongolian city of Ordos. ...

  • Sonia Lynn-Gabriel

    Miss World contestant, Lebanon's Sonia Lynn-Gabriel (C), prepares prior to a rehearsal for the final ceremony at a hotel in the inner Mongolian city of ...

  • Silvana Sanchez Jiminez

    Miss World contestant, Costa Rica's Silvana Sanchez Jiminez, prepares backstage prior to a rehearsal for the final ceremony at the Ordos Stadium Arena in the ...

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    Miss World contestants wait backstage prior to a rehearsal for the final ceremony at the Ordos Stadium Arena in the inner Mongolian city of Ordos. ...

  • Georgia Georgiou

    Miss World contestant, Cyprus' Georgia Georgiou, poses for a photo as she waits backstage prior to a rehearsal for the final ceremony at the Ordos ...

  • Maricely Pomares

    Miss World contestant, Panama's Maricely Pomares, poses for a photo as she waits backstage prior to a rehearsal for the final ceremony at the Ordos ...

China's Wenxia Yu was on Saturday crowned Miss World 2012 while India's contender Vanya Mishra could only make it to the top seven.

This is the second time Miss China has been awarded the title. In 2011's Miss World Ivian Sarcos of Venezuela handed over her crown to Wen at a glittering ceremony held in Dongsheng Fitness Center Stadium in Beijing.

The 23-year-old Wenxia Yu 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.

Though Mishra didn't make it beyond top seven, she did 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.

Miss India 2012, Vanya Mishra, reaches top 7 in Miss World pageant 2012. AFP file photo

Mishra was being touted as one of the probable winners and was expected to bring back the title home after a gap of more than a decade. Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra last won the title for India in 2000.

During the final round, the contestants were asked why they deserved to be the next Miss World to which Vanya answered, "I believe that the next Miss World should be a woman with a kind heart and humility, who wherever she goes, makes people feel that she is their own.

"Somebody who carries simple values in this complex world, somebody who believes in herself. And this is what I believe I am."

 

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