34 finalists of Miss World China 2011 have been selected. They will be vying for the tittle and the right to represent China in 61st Miss World Pageant to be held in London this November.
Wang Shan (王珊) of Hebei, Pisces, 173cm. Hobbies/Strengths: Music, playing instruments, traveling, exercise. School: Xi'an Academy of Fine Arts. Statement: With youth and vitality, I'll write myself the most brilliant memories.
The criteria for Miss World China 2011 Finalists are so strick. The beauties come from a variety of backgrounds, and generally seem to typify where upwardly mobile Chinese women are today. Every contestant is involved in some sort of higher education, with traditional universities, international universities (University of Missouri) and even performance schools (since this is a pageant, after all) like Beijing’s Central Academy of Drama represented amongst the finalists. However, their hobbies are all predictably some combination of singing, dancing and being thin keeping fit. And the girls all manage to fit into a 13cm range of heights, with no one under 170cm or over 183cm. One of the most fascinating aspects of the photo-sets is the contrasting identities the women project in different fashion aesthetics. While some women succeed when working with a more contemporary and glamorous look worthy of any nightclub, other ladies seem more enticing in China’s one and only exportable traditional feminine costume, the qipao.
I’ll keep introducing all 14 Miss World China 2011 Finalists in the next entries. Stay tuned!!!