Miss World 2012
China's Wen Xia Yu was crowned Miss World 2012 at a gala ceremony at the Dongsheng Fitness Center Stadium in the inner Mongolian city of Ordos on August 18, 2012. Wales' Sophie Moulds was adjudged the first runner-up, while Australia's Jessica Kahawaty was the second runner-up.
In the picture above, Miss World 2012 winner Yu Wenxia (C) of China waves next to second place contestant Miss Wales Sophie Moulds (L) and third place Miss Australia Jessica Kahawaty (R) during the pageant's final ceremony. China's Yu Wenxia of China defeated more than 100 other hopefuls at the glittering ceremony held in the Chinese mining city of Ordos, on the edge of the Gobi desert.