Amid much fanfare at Ordos, in China, Miss China PR, Wenxia Yu, was crowned the 62nd Miss World with Miss Wales Sophie Elizabeth Moulds as the 1st runner-up and Miss Australia Jessica Michele Kahawaty as the 2nd runner-up.
Miss China PR Wenxia Yu looked extremely gorgeous in a large blue colour gown as she was being crowned by reigning Miss World, Ivian Sarcos of Venezuela.
Narrowed down from top 15, the top 7 comprised Jamaica, South Sudan, India, Australia, Brazil, China PR, Wales.The 15 semi finalists included India,Mexico, Australia,Jamaica,ChinaPR,Wales,SouthSudan,England, Brazil,Spain,Phillipines,United States,Netherlands, Indonesia, Kenya.
The evening took off with a grand performance by Mongolian warriors, touted as China’s most talented performing art, in between which the girls from 116 countries were introduced which included India’s Vanya Mishra.
As anchors Jason Cook, and Tv host Klass Myleene – took to the stage and introduced the jury the audience broke into a thunderous applause.
India was awarded two subtitles Miss world Beauty with a Purpose 2012 and Miss Multimedia 2012.
Miss china PR was also awarded Miss Talent 2012, Miss World 2012 Beach Beauty was Miss Wales. While South Sudan took away the Miss World 2012 Top Model award.Finally, Miss World Sports Woman 2012 was awarded to Miss Sweden
In keeping with the tradition, the Miss World flag was passed on to the next host country, the City of Bali in Indonesia.