Miss World 2012 is Wenxia Yu of China; Miss Philippines is One the 15 Finalists

Miss World 2012 is China PR Wenxia Yu, a model from China. The 62nd edition of the Miss World pageant took place at the Ordos, Inner Mongolia, China on Saturday, August 18, 2012.

Reigning Miss World Ivian Sarcos of Venezuela crowned her successor Miss China PR Wenxia Yu, who won the title of Miss World 2012 on Saturday during the pageant held in China's Dongsheng stadium in the desert city of Ordos. Miss Wales Sophie Moulds and Miss Australia Jessica Kahawaty came second and third respectively.

Miss Wenxia Yu who beat out 115 other candidates is a model from China.

Meanwhile, Miss Philippines Queneerich Rehman was among the top 15 finalists. 

From the 15 semi-finalists, they're trimmed down to Top 7 namely Miss Jamaica, Miss South Sudan, Miss India, Miss Australia, Miss Brazil, Miss China PR  and Miss Wales.

The pageant night was started with TV host Myleene Klass and American actor Jason Cook who welcomed the audience.

The stunning 116 contestants were introduced individually to the audience as they walked the ramp. The crowd is buzzing with different country names as Mongolian warriors performed live on stage.

The show starts with an audio visual presentation of all the 116 contestants praising the beautiful city and culture of Shanghai and Changsu. The post card video shows the spectacular time the contestants had in China where they witnessed China's greatest performing acts. 

Here is the list of winners to the Miss World 2012 Pageant:


Miss World 2012 - Wenxia Yu (Miss China PR)
First Runner-Up - Sophie Moulds (Miss Wales)
Second Runner-Up - Jessica Kahawaty (Miss Australia)

Miss World 2012 Special Awards:

Beach Fashion - Sophie Moulds (Miss Wales)
Talent Champion - Wenxia Yu (Miss China PR)
Top Model - Atong Demach (Miss South Sudan)
Beauty with a Purpose - Vanya Mishra (Miss India)
Social Media Award - Vanya Mishra (Miss India)
Sports Woman - Sanna Jinnedal (Miss Sweden)

Top 7:

1. Jamaica - Deanna Robins
2. South Sudan - Atong Demach
3. India - Vanya Mishra
4. Australia - Jessica Kahawaty
5. Brazil - Mariana Notarangelo
6. China PR - Wen Xia Yu
7. Wales - Sophie Moulds

Top 15:

1 India - Vanya Mishra
2 Mexico - Mariana Berumen
3 Australia - Jessica Kahawaty
4 Jamaica - Deanna Robins
5 China PR - Wen Xia Yu
6 Wales - Sophie Moulds
7 South Sudan - Atong Demach
8 England - Charlotte Holmes
9 Brazil - Mariana Notarangelo
10 Spain - Aránzazu Estévez
11 Philippines - Queenierich Rehman
12 United States - Claudine Book
13 Netherlands - Nathalie den Dekker
14 Indonesia - Ines Putri Tjiptadi Chandra
15 Kenya - Shamim Nabil

Continental Queens of Beauty:

Americas: Brazil
Africa: South Sudan
Asia and Oceania: China
Caribbean: Jamaica
Europe: Wales

Photo Credits: The Times of India