Yu Wenxia

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Yu Wenxia
Beauty pageant titleholder
Born (1989-08-06) August 6, 1989 (age 25)
Shangzhi, Heilongjiang, China
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Hair color Black
Eye color Brown
Title(s) Miss China World 2012
Miss World 2012
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Yu.

Yu Wenxia (Chinese: 于文霞; pinyin: Yú Wénxiá; born 6 August 1989) is a Chinese beauty queen. She won Miss World 2012 in Ordos City, Inner Mongolia, the second Chinese national to do so after Zhang Zilin in 2007.[1]

Biography[edit]

The second of two daughters to farming parents, she was born on 6 August 1989 in Shangzhi, Heilongjiang in northeast China. Yu dreamed of becoming a singer as a child, enjoying classes in music and nature.[citation needed] She completed a four-year university course in Chinese Folk Music at Harbin University.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

Miss China World 2012[edit]

On 30 June 2012, Yu was crowned Miss China 2012 at the Jinhai Lake Resort in Beijing.[citation needed]

Miss World 2012[edit]

On 18 August 2012, Yu won the 2012 Miss World pageant held in Dongsheng Fitness Center Stadium, Ordos City, Inner Mongolia, China. She was also named Miss Talent, where she performed her winning talent - Chinese folk song on stage during the final.

When asked how she felt at winning the Miss World crown, she replied: "Surprised and very happy. Winning Miss World is a big responsibility; there is so much to learn. I really admire Zhang Zilin, my country’s first Miss World winner, I hope to follow her example, but at the same time make my own mark. I very much look forward to working with the Miss World Organisation sharing my compassion and love and helping to improve the lives of many people throughout my year of reign."[2]

During her reign as Miss World, Yu travelled globally.

Miss World 2013[edit]

On the grand final of Miss World 2013, Yu performed "Tanzette" along with the Talent competition winner and runner-up, Vania Larissa from Indonesia and Erin Holland from Australia.[3][4]

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Venezuela Ivian Sarcos
Miss World
2012
Succeeded by
Philippines Megan Young
Preceded by
Philippines Gwendoline Ruais
Miss World Asia & Oceania
2012
Succeeded by
Philippines Megan Young
Preceded by
Chile Gabriela Pulgar
Miss World Talent
2012
Succeeded by
Indonesia Vania Larissa
Preceded by
Liu Chen
Miss China World
2012
Succeeded by
Yu Weiwei