China and the world tuned in as the curtains were raised at the Beijing MasterCard Centre Monday, waiting with excitement to see who would be crowned the new Miss Universe China.
Zilin Luo, the contestant no. 18 from Shanghai, China, with her elegant manners and calm performance, won the champion of 2011 Miss Universe China Pageant.
She was also selected as “the most popular Miss Universe” by millions of netizens from Sina weibo, TuDou, QIYI, PPTV, Netease and YouKu, making her a double hit.[ Also Read: Alyssa Campanella Crowned Miss USA 2011 ]
Zilin Luo said: “I’m looking forward to the training in the U.S.; I’ll win the Miss Universe for China in Sao Paulo, Brazil! Chinese are known for their hospitality, I wish I could be a window for the world to know more about and love China!”[ Also Read: Lindsey Way Crowned Miss Hooters International ]
Yue-sai Kan, the director of 2011 Miss Universe China Pageant said: “Zilin Luo is a very pretty girl, with a nice figure with long legs and also good manners on stage. She also speaks good English and has elegant temperament, which is very rare.”
The search for the new Chinese beauty began in March and competitions were held in Changsha, Nanjing, Shanghai, Hangzhou and Beijing to select the 32 charming and talented contestants who graced the stage Monday.
The winner will compete against 80 other contestants from around the world at Miss Universe 2011 in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on September 12. The Miss Universe Pageant, an international contest, has had contestants from Mainland China since 2002.