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Miss China wins Miss World contest

posted 18 Aug 2012, 10:58 by Mpelembe   [ updated 18 Aug 2012, 10:59 ]

Miss China, Yu Wenxia, wins the Miss World crown for 2012, defeating more than 100 other hopefuls from across the globe.

ORDOS, INNER MONGOLIA, CHINA (AUGUST 18, 2012) (MISS WORLD) - China's Yu Wenxia was crowned Miss World 2012 on Saturday (August 18).

It is only the second time that Miss China has been awarded the title.

Last year's Miss World Ivian Sarcos of Venezuela handed over her crown to Wen at a glittering ceremony

23-year-old Wen is a music student who wants to become a music teacher, Chinese media reported.

Sophie Moulds from Wales was the runner-up, while Australia's Jessica Kahawaty came third.

Miss China's triumph on home soil took place in the unlikely location of Ordos, a mining city on the edge of the Gobi desert.