Miss China Universe
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Miss Universe China is a national pageant that sends representatives to Miss Universe Pageant. The pageant is not related to Miss China World. All the Provinces, Autonomous Regions, Municipalities, Special Administrative Regions, and the National Capital are represented making 34 delegates.
The first ever Miss China Universe pageant was held in Guangdong province in March, 2002. Some reports claimed that the contest was shut down before voting took place by officials who mistakenly believed it was not licensed. However Zhuo Ling, Miss China Universe 2002 denied and stated that 40 finalists from across China made it to the event.
In July 2002 the Miss Universe license-holder for China was awarded to Mr. Johnny Kao, the prominent Chinese-American entrepreneur and businessman. The new organization held its first Miss China Universe pageant in Jinan, Shandong Province on April 20, 2003.
|Year||Contestant||Province Represented||Placement / Sub-Award|
|2002||Zhuo Ling||Shanghai||2nd Runner-up|
|2004||Alina Zhang Meng||Tianjin|
|2006||Qi Fang (dethroned)||Hong Kong SAR|
|2007||Zhang Ningning*||Liaoning||Miss Congeniality|
|2009||Wang Jingyao||Shandong||Miss Congeniality|
* - Zhang Ningning was selected by the organization to represent China in Miss Universe 2007.
** - Wei Ziya won Miss China Universe in 2007 but didn't compete in Miss Universe 2007. She later competed in Miss Universe 2008.
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- ^ "Miss China Universe Organization". Miss China Universe. http://www.misschinauniverse.com/en/missuniverse/missunivchina.shtml. Retrieved 2008-05-15.
- ^ "History". Miss China Universe. http://www.misschinauniverse.com/en/history/. Retrieved 2008-05-15.