China is prepping itself for Miss Universe 2011 in a big way. Here comes tall and elegant Luo Zilin (going by the western name of Roseline) who will wear the sash of the most populous country in the world in Sao Paulo. The professional model from Zhejiang – who stands at 1.82m or virtually 6 feet – was selected Miss Universe China 2011 at Beijing’s Mastercard Arena last night. She literally stood tall while being crowned in the presence of 2007 Miss Universe Riyo Mori and Miss Universe Glam photographer Fadil Berisha. Her court of beauties include 1st Runner-Up Li Han Zi, 2nd Runner-Up Zhang Ya Mei and 3rd Runner-Up Yi Na. The national pageant, which is now being handled by internationally-renowned entrepreneur Yue-Sai Kan, has gotten a big lift this year and is going the route that Japan and Korea took years back.The question is…will Luo Zilin be successful? The Chinese are always pumped to go for all the superlatives, like in the Olympics where they want to establish the fastest swims, the longest jumps, the swiftest leaps and the heaviest lifts. Will they now get tagged as having the prettiest woman in the universe?
This much I can say. Miss Universe 2011 is going to be the toughest beauty competition in years. And the Asia-Pacific region alone is fielding some of the most outstanding beauties it has produced in a long time. Luck will play a major role for sure. 😉