KATHMANDU: Miss China Yu Wenxia was crowned Miss World 2012 on Saturday.
There were as many as 116 contestants, all of them the beauty queens of their countries, from across the globe vying for the title during the grand finale for the most-coveted title held in the northern Chinese mining city of Ordos.
Miss Nepal Shristi Shrestha finished as 34th in the beauty pageant.
According to the Associated Press, this is the second time Miss China has been awarded the title. The last time was in 2007 when Zhang Zilin took the honour.
The first runner-up is Sophie Elizabeth Moulds of Wales and the second runner-up is Jessica Michelle Kahawaty of Australia.
The 23-year-old Yu is a music student who says she wants to become a music teacher.