Lena Ma

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Lena Ma
Beauty pageant titleholder
Born Ma Yanbing
(1987-07-07) July 7, 1987 (age 29)
Jinan, Shandong, China
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 54.1 kg (119 lb)
Hair color Black
Eye color Brown
Title(s) Miss World Canada 2009
Major
competition(s)
Miss World Canada 2009 (winner)
Miss World 2009 (Fourth Runner up)

Lena Ma (simplified Chinese: 马艳冰; traditional Chinese: 馬艶冰; pinyin: Mǎ Yànbīng; born July 7, 1987), is a Canadian beauty queen known for winning Miss World Canada 2009.[1] She was the winner of the Miss Chinese Toronto Pageant 2004. She participated in Miss Chinese International 2005 but did not place in the top 3; the eventual winner was Leanne Li.

Biography[edit]

Ma was born in Jinan, Shandong and immigrated to Canada at age nine.[2]

In 2008, she participated in Miss World Canada. She finished as the 4th runner-up. She also received the Miss Photogenic and Miss Entrepreneur award. The winner of Miss World Canada 2008 was Leah Ryerse.

On March 21, 2009, Ma won the title of Miss World Canada 2009, the first Canadian woman of ethnic Chinese descent to do so. At Miss World Canada 2009, Ma also won the Miss Talent award (vocalist), Beauty With a Purpose Award (judged on community/charity volunteering), Best in Evening Gown Award, Best in Interview Award, and the Top Model Award. She represented Canada at the Miss World contest, held in December 2009 in South Africa. She won Miss World Talent (tied with Sierra Leone), which fast-tracked her to the Top 16, and eventually placed as 4th runner-up overall.

Ma studied at Queen's University and graduated in 2009.[1]

Profile[edit]

  • Name: Lena Ma 馬艶冰 (full name: Lena Yanbing Ma)
  • Nickname: Lena
  • Profession: Student, Model, Singer
  • Date of birth: July 7, 1987
  • Weight: 54.1 kg (119 pounds)
  • Height: 1.79 m (5'10.5)
  • Languages: English, Mandarin
  • Origin: Jinan, Shandong

Awards[edit]

  • Miss World 2009 4th runner-up
  • Miss World Talent 2009 Winner
  • Miss World Canada 2009 Winner
  • Miss World Canada 2009 Talent Award
  • Miss World Canada 2009 Beauty With A Purpose Award
  • Miss World Canada 2009 Best in Evening Gown
  • Miss World Canada 2009 Best in Interview
  • Miss World Canada 2009 Top Model Award
  • Miss World Canada 2008 4th Runner-Up
  • Miss World Canada 2008 Miss Photogenic
  • Miss World Canada 2008 Miss Entrepreneur for Beauty with a Purpose
  • Miss Chinese International Pageant 2005 Finalist
  • Miss Chinese Toronto 2004
  • Miss Chinese Toronto Pageant 2004 Miss Friendship
  • Canadian Fashion Designer Awards - Best Female Model Award

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Queen's student is Miss World Canada 2009". www.queensu.ca. Retrieved 2016-04-03. 
  2. ^ nurun.com. "Model of modesty". The Kingston Whig-Standard. Retrieved 2016-04-03. 
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Leah Ryerse
Miss World Canada
2009
Succeeded by
Denise Garrido