Miss World 2012, the 62nd edition of the Miss World pageant was held on August 18, 2012 in Dongsheng Fitness Center Stadium, Ordos, Inner Mongolia, China. 116 contestants from all over the world competed for the crown, marking the biggest turnout in the pageant’s history. Ivian Sarcos of Venezuela crowned her successor Yu Wenxia of China PR (People’s Republic of China) at the end of the event.
India’s contender for the much-coveted Miss World 2012 title, Vanya Mishra was amongst the top seven finalists at the global beauty pageant. Vanya won ‘Miss Social Media’ and ‘Beauty with a Purpose’ title and was being touted as one of the probable winner. Vanya Mishra was crowned the winner of Femina Miss India on March 30, 2012.