2012.09.02 Miss Universe China Final Pageant Closing ceremony
Celebrating Chinese Woman
2012 Miss Universe China Final Pageant
The final chapter of Miss Universe China 2012 beauty pageant, took place September 1st in Shanghai, with 21 contestants vying for the honor of being crowned the country’s Fairest of the Fair.
Xu Jidan from Jilin was crowned Miss China 2012, while Xu Lingyue and Zhang Yutong were the first and second runners up. There are 5 other girls receiving special awards as well. Miss China will be awarded a 3.28 million RMB ($515,000) tiara and will compete in the Miss Universe contest in December.
The 2012 Miss Universe China Pageant provides priceless benefits for every contestant, including national and global recognition, personal development and opportunities to be part of charitable and commercial events. Contestants will also receive an incredible array of valuable prizes.
In addition to the diamond crown valued at 3.28 million RMB by Luk Fook, 2012 Miss Universe China Winner will also get a yearlong supply of skincare and cosmetics from Yuesai Cosmetics, the chance to be Godmother of the new Costa Cruise ship, the Atlantis, and a $100,000 special scholarship provided by New York Film Academy. China Branding Group will also offer the winner a photo shoot with Maggie Q in New York or Toronto.
Beyond appearance, Miss Universe China defines beauty based on personality, talent, intelligence, elegance and soul. In addition to the final top 5 winner awards, contestants have the chance to win the following special awards: Miss HaoQiSe, Miss Shiny Hair, Miss Pearl, Miss Icedew, Miss Beautiful Smile, Miss Stylish, Miss Beautiful Sound and Miss Talent.
Miss HaoQiSe will receive a yearlong supply of skincare and cosmetics from Yuesai Cosmetics. Miss Shiny Hair will receive a yearlong supply of hair care products from LUX and a one-year contract as LUX spokesperson. Miss Beautiful Sound will receive Harman Kardon GLA55 Crystal desktop speakers. Miss Beautiful Smile will receive a 5000 RMB VIP card from Arrail Dental. Miss Icedew will receive 5000 RMB eco-friendly scholarship from Coca-Colar Icedew. Miss Pearl may receive a trip to Tahiti as special prize. Miss Stylish will receive shoes and clothes from AEE and D:espina. Miss Talent will receive 20,000 RMB of products and services provided by the Kerry Hotel Pudong.
The 90-minute grand finale, which featured a stellar cast of judges, including Heiress to the Hilton Hotel empire and socialite Paris Hilton, Tahitian black pearl tycoon Robert Wan, Former Miss Taiwan Denise Li, famous Chinese director Sherwood Hu, and executive vice president of Shangri-la Hotels and Corporate Office in China Cetin Sekercioglu saw participants competing in the areas of swimsuit, evening gown, performing art and Q/A.
After this pageant, the 2012 Miss Universe China winner will receive higher-level training and vie for the Miss Universe title in 3 months.