Today is Chinese New Year and the beginning of the year of the horse so here, to celebrate, is the surprisingly curvy Miss China 2013 Wei Wei Yu.
There are, of course, two separate international contests for national beauty queens: the American Miss Universe contest and the British-founded Miss World. Miss Yu is Miss World China so was an entry in the Miss World competition
Wei Wei won Miss China at her third attempt and so went to Bali in September for the 2013 competition which, with 127 contestants. was the biggest Miss World in history. Sadly, Wei Wei didn't make the top 20 but did make the top eleven in the beach fashion contest.
Born in Xi'an, the Chinese capital during the Tang dynasty she studied music at university and is a talented pianist and opera singer.
Wei Wei is a willowy 5'10" tall and apart from her musical talents is also keen on calligraphy and Taekwondo.