Miss China M/s.Zhang Zi Lin- Miss World 2007
Updated 3rd Dec.2007
I cannot remember when a Chinese ever became a Miss World or for that matter any Chinese girl ever became a Miss World in the history of this competition.
Most of the Miss World finalist usually comes from South America. From Asia, India, Philippines and Thailand supplied the winners.
Miss. China who is the tallest contestant at 182 centimeters , won the title Miss World 2007 in her own country .Her father is 1.8m tall, while her mother, a lecturer at the China Agricultural University, is 1.7m tall. China has come a long way.
Contestants were rated on an array of disciplines, including physical fitness, style, dress, personality and beauty.
Twenty-three-year-old Zhang Zi Lin was crowned the winner in Sanya, China. Miss Angola, Micaela Reis, came second and Miss Mexico,Carolina Moran Gordillo third at the beauty pageant, held on the southern holiday island of Hainan.
Miss Angola was a surprise winner while the favourite Miss Dominican Republic did not make it into the finals.
Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. To be a judge is not easy job, when everyone of them are so beautiful.In a different place and different judges, the outcome may not be the same. In this year, luck favours the Chinese .
Congrats to her and all the people in the China PR and hope that she will be a very good ambassadress and help out with all those charitable organizations . A beauty with a purpose and not just a pretty face.
The other two finalists were Valene Maharaj from Trinidad & Tobago and Annie Oliv from Sweden. The other semi finalist were Austria, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Ghana, Grenada, Hong Kong China, Jamaica, Malaysia, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Sweden, United States and Venezuela.
Zhang Zilin (Chinese: 张梓琳; Pinyin: Zhāng Zǐlín) , or Zi Lin Zhang, is from the People’s Republic of ChinaShe was born on December 24 1986 , in Shi Jia Zhuang City in Hei Bei Province, then moved to the capital, Beijing. She is 5Ft 11.5 in (1.82 m) .
Her hobbies : travel; reading; watching movies, writing, sports; 100 meters jump & hurdle, triple jump, swimming, both classical and folk dancing, and listing to folk music.
Her favourite food is; fruit, chocolate, and ice cream. Zi Lin’s personal motto is “Where there’s a will there’s a way”.
She attended the University of Science & Technology and attained a Degree in Business Administration, and is now working as a fashion model.
In her final interview question ,”Why she should be selected as the Miss World and what she would do with the title ?”
She said,“There are 1.3 billion people behind me. If I win I want to become a link between the Olympic Games (in Beijing next year) and the Miss World Organization.
‘I want to use the power and beauty of Miss World to support those in need.”
She said, speaking throughout in hesitant English, adding a few words in Chinese.
She was too excited and her heart must have been fluttering and maybe butterflies in her stomach.She is a real beauty and have a very sweet disposition. I like to look at her face . She has the kind of innocent and child like face that can melt your heart.
The other titles at this Miss World contest were;-
Miss World Beach Beauty – Miss Dominican republic -Ada Aimée de la Cruz
Miss World Sports – Miss USA – Abigail McCary
Beauty With A purposee – Miss Ecuador – Valeska Alexandra Saab Gómez and Miss Hong Kong – Kayi Cheung
Miss World Talent – Miss Ghana – Irene Dwomoh
Africa – Miss Angola
America’s – Miss Mexico
Asia & Oceana – Miss China
Caribbean – Trinidad & Tobaco
Europee – Miss Sweden
Miss Malaysia ,M/s Deborah Priya Henry got into the semi final stage . There were just too many sassy beauties and anyone could have won..
Congrats to Miss Malaysia ! You did your very best but it was not enough. We are very proud of your achievements and you will be our unofficial Miss World 2007 . Your odds of winning was 15/1 and some sites 20/1 and you were better than
Miss England, Georgia Horsley,who is an 80/1 outsider and Australia’s Caroline Pemberton 100/1.
List of former Miss World finalist ;-
For more of her images, courtesy of Fox
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