With the Miss World 2015 beauty pageant underway in Sanya, let's take a look at the dark haired beauty representing the Middle Kingdom.
"Tough and adventurous" – these are the words this year’s Chinese contestant, in the Miss World 2015 beauty pageant, uses to describe herself.
Hailing from Shijiazhuang, the capital of Hebei province (and one of China's most polluted cities), Lu Yuan, is currently studying broadcasting and hosting (when she's not getting all dolled up for beauty contests).
Lu, 21, could also be described as ambitious, with aspirations to one day host her own television program, showcasing the beautiful vistas and diverse cuisines that make China such an exotic place.
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In her down time, Lu enjoys rocking out on the sensual guzhen (a traditional Chinese string instrument), dancing, running and playing badminton.
Lu is considered to be among the front-runners in this year’s pageant, with women from China traditionally placing well when the competition has been held in the PRC (Yu Wenxua, also of Shijiazhuang, won the Miss World 2012 title on home turf).
Go get ‘em Lu, the That’s team is rooting for you.
Want to know more about this bold and beautiful Middle Kingdom bombshell? Scroll down for a Q&A from Lu’s Miss World webpage:
What’s your favorite website?
Zhi Hu, Sina Micro blog.
If you could invite anyone to dinner, who would it be and why?
Audrey Hepburn. Because she was the model of beauty and she devoted herself to charity, so she can express the spirit of Miss World more accurately.
What would be your dream job?
To be a host of a travel or cooking TV program.
What item of make-up could you not live without?
Eyebrow pencil and lipstick.
Mac or PC?
Sweet or savory?
If you could have any super power, what would it be and why?
I wan to be Iron Man, because his intelligence and ideas can help him to protect people around him.
Which challenge do you feel most confident about?
Model and talent
Why did you enter the Miss World competition?
I think Miss World represents beauty with purpose, and it’s also a challenge for me and an opportunity to make a distribution to charity activities.
[Images via China News and Miss World 2015]