2012 Miss World Pageant Concludes, China Wins

August 18, 2012

Miss China Wenxia Yu won the 2012 Miss World Pageant today [Aug 18], defeating 115 other young ladies from around the world. The Miss World 1st runner-up was Wales, and the 2nd runner-up was Australia.

Miss Bermuda Rochelle Minors placed out of the top overall 15, however she did make the semi-finals of two of the individual events [talent and model], and was also announced as one of the finalists in the multi media award category.

All the contestants being introduced, Miss Bermuda comes in at the 45 sec mark:

It is not clear at this time where Miss Bermuda placed overall, with the placings below the top seven not yet available, however we will update as able.

Miss Minors was shown being introduced when the broadcast got underway, and later in the show her supporters got some brief airtime as when the camera panned to the audience a Bermuda flag was shown on TV.

StyleBermuda tweeted the screencap below showing the Bermuda flag in the audience saying “Bermudians always up in the mix.” The finals were held in Ordos, China.

Update Aug 19, 1.35pm: There still does not appear to be any form of final list of all 116 places available, so we are still unsure where Miss Bermuda placed, however will continue to try and find out.

Update Aug 20, 7.40am: The top 30 have been released, but 31-116 have not, so it is still unclear where Miss Bermuda placed overall.

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  1. And The Winner Is says:

    I didn’t see Miss China do anything spectacular. Smells like politics.

    • Yup….too many young ladies out shone her!! And to ad insult to injury, she walked like a bird…not at all graceful!! Oh well….Miss Bermuda, you still did Bermuda proud!!

    • bermudisation71 says:

      well in Bermuda they pick the winner on colour of skin…so that’s even worse..so u getting your own medicine…

  2. O WOW!! says:

    Miss China wins in China. lol way to go! laughable!!!

  3. BIG DOG says:

    Have the pageant in BDA then, maybe Sybil will win !!!!!!

    • fairchild says:

      in any competi.,schoolarship,govt jobs,here u must be BLACK or go back..and that is pure racist rubbish..so if Ms China won in China.mind your own business

      • young observer says:

        that is not true at all!..u sound very ignorant and angry (making harsh conclusions like that)..go have a drink and stop blaming others for your own inadequacies. Sounds like you’re a sore loser and u need to STEP YOUR GAME UP..

        • swing voter says:

          Idiot ….. its about academic standing, not color. Sounds like your kid just wastn’t smart enough so you have to pay his/her tuition

      • LOL (original TM*) says:

        My opinion is that she won based on being a Berkleyite (You’ll note Miss Teen is as well) and her international modeling experence in the uk I think. Bermuda has all ways valued international exp. above our own. Not taking anything away from Miss Bermuda but she was not in my top three but as I said on the other threads I would not have wanted to be a judge.

        LOL

    • citi zen says:

      The sad thingabout your comment is that Sybil thinks he will win it.

  4. Honestly says:

    The contestant from the home country is usually favorable BUT this is fishy! There was some very attractive women including our own beauty. IDK

  5. M.P.Mountbatten JP says:

    Foregone conclusion for China , anyways I agree with Big Dog .

  6. welldone says:

    This definitely seems like a fix.
    Many other girls outshone China and in the last question, Southern Sudan spoke the best and didnt even come 2nd or 3rd.

    Miss Bermuda looked beautiful and represented our country well!

    • tisoy says:

      definitely my friend! miss china doesnt deserve to win as miss world 2012!! she does not even know how to speak english!! i prefer miss south sudan or wales to win the title!! or even miss philippines in the top 7 contenders!! what a shame on the organizer of miss world to pick china as thwe winner!! CHINA doesnt deserves to win miss world!! this is a fraud the whole wolrd should protest over thsi issue!! this is political i think china and julia moorely have knows things about this!! i love Miss PHILIPPINES!!!

  7. Katura says:

    Way to go Rochelle!!! Top 15! Incredible!!!

    • confused says:

      where does it show..bermuda was top 15 finalist? can’t find..

  8. Terry says:

    Bitch moan.
    Irony.

  9. missing the point says:

    Really strange coverage…Ms Wales came from left field and had very little prior coverage…Ms Sudan spoke so well…Ms China made no effort to speak in English…all others did and it was clearly difficult for them but they tried their best. Rochelle…you represented so well and should be proud of your achievements…..with just 2 weeks to prepare…I would be still packing…Great job!!

  10. Wou says:

    Katura, please re-read carefully and be sure to comprehend this time. Unfortunately, Miss Bermuda did not place top 15.

  11. US Observer says:

    6:50….Miss New Zealand gets pushed out the way…LOL!!! Gurl you are standing on my spot…

    • swing voter says:

      hahaahhaaha that’s funny lipsync with a smile “move over” good one!

  12. TJ says:

    clearly Miss China did not win she just got the title cause from what I saw she did NOT deserve to win, not saying she did not have some qualities but come on judges you did the world an injustice. Yes people will always have something to say about who wins, but this hands down is ridiculous!!!!! Such disrespect shown to the ladies who did participate and were much more deserving of the crown. On another note Miss Bermuda even though you did not place in the top 15 job well done Bermuda should be very proud.

  13. Politely Pompous says:

    I am so disgusted that Miss China won. It just smacks of political undertones. The two times Miss China has won Miss World, the contest was held, guess where? You guessed it-China!

    When this young lady first won Miss China, the Chinese talked about how much intensive work they were going to have to put into her, including teaching her English (that worked out really well-not) because they felt she was just not pageant ready. However, she just happens to come out and leave the rest of the girls in the dust? WOW.

    I’ve always heard these contests are politically-motivated and this just proves it’s true!!!

  14. winners says:

    Rochelle did a good job.

  15. Sir Osy says:

    I did not see any extraordinary appeal that would make Miss China win the crown. But of course I understand that Miss World Org. is a business.. and this British-based pageant needs China to survive…I noticed that it is only in MISS WORLD that China managed to be recognized as runners-up & winners, despite of being non-English speaking. In a very credible pageant the American-owned Miss Universe, I haven’t seen in its half-a century existence that a Chinese outshone Latina, European & American beauties.. Even in Asia, Miss China is no match to the Philippines or Thailand or Japan, even Korea had a first runner-up finished in Miss U. China got its big boost as 4th runner up ONLY last year

  16. Sir Osy says:

    I did not see any extraordinary appeal that would make Miss China win the crown. But of course I understand that Miss World Org. is a business.. and this British-based pageant needs China to survive…I noticed that it is only in MISS WORLD that China managed to be recognized as runners-up & winners, despite of being non-English speaking. In a very credible pageant the American-owned Miss Universe, I haven’t seen in its half-a century existence that a Chinese outshone Latina, European & American beauties.. Even in Asia, Miss China is no match to the Philippines or Thailand or India or Japan, even Korea had a first runner-up finished in Miss U. China got its big boost as 4th runner up ONLY last year.

  17. navin johnson says:

    Donald Trump owns one of these Pageants so they pick whoever may have the most commercial value..held in China…1.3 billion people…..at least Miss Bermuda had the trip of a lifetime…

  18. Shaking the Head says:

    Miss China was second favorite to win according to the bookmakers so it’s not a surprise. Miss Mexico was favourite and Miss Jamaica in the top 7 based on the odds. The odds on Bermuda said it all.
    For those who said it was fixed, it most likely is, and the local pageant is unlikely to be any different. Rochelle certainly did her best under the circumstances, especially to be in the top 10 in the multi media award.
    What should now be obvious is that the criteria to win is so different from the days when Gina won, Bermuda should stop wasting money sending a contestant. This year it was so bad even the Salvation Army had to help Rochelle. What a disagrace.

  19. And The Winner Is says:

    It seems that larger country’s are always on top if you look at the top 15. Smaller country’s IE: islands especially do not get any respect that’s also relevant in football etc. China winning maybe is an indication that China owns the world, the certainly own the U.S.A..LOL

    • Clive Spate says:

      How do islands not get any respect in football?
      Do you mean that not many are good enough to qualify for major competitions?

  20. I wonder,, says:

    i just want to know how Bermuda Motors are allowed to get away with the costs of their products.. We need a consumer protection agency in Bermuda, because this is gone beyond crazy,,,

  21. tisoy says:

    i hate china!! this is the most disgusting miss world show ever!! china is not fit to win in miss world 2012!! south sudan is more fluent in english or miss wales but not this chinese lady who is illiterate!! how could she will be an ambassadress of miss world if she dont know how to speak english!! SHAME ON YOU CHINESE PEOPLE!! disgusting MISS WORLD Show ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Clive Spate says:

      Taking xenophobia to a new level. You hate 1.3 billion people?
      Is speaking English a pre-requisite to win the title?
      Imagine her speaking her native language in her own country. What ag cheek.

      I take it you’re not planning on going to Chopsticks for dinner any time soon?

  22. Bermudian Overseas says:

    Mongolia is part of China.

  23. Kno dat says:

    I am sO proud of Miss Bermuda Rochelle Minors for Placing in the top 15 that is so Awesome!!!

    • Bernews says:

      Sorry, perhaps our article is not clear enough as this is the second comment to this effect, but she was not in the top 15. She looked great and did very well in three division of the contest, but was not in the top 15 overall…

  24. OMGG says:

    wots the big hooha when this is hosted in china

  25. citi zen says:

    Somebody tell me how do we get to Gonernment scholarships from Miss World pagent. Might I also say, the scholarship business has nothing to do with color nor achedemics; it might just be who you are and the circles you roll in. My child never got any money for school from anyone but her single parent. He/she maintained a 3.5 avg. in high school and has gone on to be the head of a Government office.

    So there you have it. Black or White its who you know. If you are at the bottom of the rong I wish you luck.