Miss World 2012 Wenxia Yu arrived in Manila today along with Miss World founder Julia Morley. This is the first time for Wenxia Yu to visit the Philippines and her first time to celebrate the Chinese New Year away from family but the beauty queen is far from sad. In her stilted English she said, “I’m very happy to be in the Philippines, it is a great experience! I miss my family but I can Sykpe them.”
Wenxia Yu welcomed the Press at The Manila Hotel – her official residence while in town and will be available for a meet and greet with fans and Miss World supporters at MOA. Scroll down for her itinerary.
As the 5’10 opera singer entered the function room I thought – what a beautiful cat-like beauty! Tilted eyes, pointed chin and a sparkling complexion. But she was more kitten than tiger – extremely polite and soft- spoken. The first thing she did was shake hands with each of the Press folk seated at the table starting with me.
China may not be my favorite country at the moment, given the territorial dispute between that nation and the Philippines, but Wenxia Yu’s sweet disposition and lack of airs warmed my heart. Yes, she is beautiful but that doesn’t always impress me. Its the spirit behind the beauty that counts.
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The best part of the Press Con came when someone asked her to sing. I was waiting to see what she would do; would she gamely sing for us or would she decline on some excuse? Even Julia Morley, who is very protective of her queens, glanced at her worriedly and asked if she was comfortable with the request. But Wenxia Yu was already holding the mic, ready to sing. That’s when she captured my heart – she showed a true willingness to make her audience happy! Will post the bid later. She sang a Chinese traditional song.
Miss World 2012 Wenxia Yu will only be in Manila for 3 days. Here is her itinerary:
Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013
3:30pm – Press Con Manila Hotel
7pm – Special Chinese New Year Dinner at Mandarin Hotel. Aside from Miss World 2012 Wenxia Yu, guest of honor is Vice President Jejomar Binay.
Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013 (Kung Hei Fat Choi)
11:30am Wreath -Laying at Jose Rizal Shrine in Luneta.
12nn – Ribbon Cutting for an Art Exhibit at the Manila Hotel
2:30 to 3:30pm – Meet and Greet Miss World 2013 at SM Moa. This is your chance to have photos with Wenxia Yu and ask for her autograph!
Monday – Feb 10, 2013
Charity Day! Miss World 2013 Wenxia Yu and Julia Morley will be spending the day at PGH visiting the patients in the different wards.
It is going to be very special visit for Julia because she will be reunited with little Sunshine Sison whom she met in 2011. Sunshine is a heart patient at PGH who touched the heart of Julia Morley. Since then, the Beauty with a Cause arm of Miss World has been supporting Sunshine’s medical needs. When they first met 2 years ago, Sunshine could not get out of bed a d struggled with every breath. But thanks to Julia, she is now able to run and play and enjoy her childhood!
Kung Hei Fat Choi!!!