It was China’s Wen Xia Yu who was crowned the Miss World 2012 at a gala ceremony. Wales’ Sophie Moulds was adjudged the first runner-up, while Australia’s Jessica Kahawaty was the second runner-up.
In the semi-finals, the contestants were asked to perform on the music of their country and Vanya chose to dance on “Dil cheez kya hai” from 1981 film “Umrao Jaan”, which landed her a spot in the top seven finalists.
Last year’s winner, Venezuela’s Ivian Sarcos, crowned Wen as the new Miss World at the glittering ceremony held in Dongsheng Fitness Centre Stadium here.
The competition saw 116 countries competing for the title.
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