|Nora Xu Karen Hu|
This morning, Yue-Sai Kan, President and National Director of Miss Universe China, announced that Nora Xu has relinquished her title as Miss China 2014. As she is only 19 and continuing her college education, her parents did not want her to suspend her schooling to fulfill her duties.
The organization wishes Nora all the best in her future career, but is also excited to welcome Karen Hu (HU Yanliang) as the new Miss China. Karen is 24 years old, 1.80 m tall and a graduate of the Beijing Film Academy. She is an accomplished athlete and photographer, with her own studio in Beijing, and has graced numerous magazine editorials and high fashion runways in China. Karen is also fluent in English. She is currently training in Shanghai and will travel to New York for a month of preparation in December.
Here is a link to the letter that is being distributed to our sponsors and friends, as well as some photographs of Karen.
You can also find the six episode documentary, "Finding Miss China," at this link.
By Jeff Lee for Critical Beauty
|1st runner-up Karen Hu and winner Nora Yu at the Miss Universe China 2014 |
pageant last Sept. 3
|Karen Hu, the new Miss Universe China 2014, will compete in the 63rd edition of Miss Universe pageant to be held in Doral, Florida on January 25, 2015.|