Miss World 2012 winner is Yu Wenxia of China
Miss Wales Sophie Moulds (above, left) was runner-up and Miss Australia Jessica Kahawaty (above, right) came in third. Miss Mexico Mariana Reynoso, had been the odds-on favorite to win, but did not make the final seven. U.S. contestant Claudine Book was in the Top 15 semi-finalists.
When asked why she should be crowned the winner, Yu answered, "When I was young I felt very lucky because so many people helped me, and I hope in the future I can help more children to feel lucky."
During their month-long stay in China, the 116 contestants learned how to churn yogurt in a nomad's yurt and donned local clothing to climb sand dunes.