Li Zhinyeng (center), a 6’1″ tall beauty from Shanghai won the Miss Universe China 2016 title. She will represent China at the Miss Universe contest which will be held in the Philippines next year. Ren Shuai (right) from Lioaning was hailed as the first runner-up while Han Chuyun from Fujian Province is the second runner-up.
The Miss Universe pageant began in 1952 in the United States and the Miss Universe China National Director Yue-Sai Kan highlighted the fact that the pageant is also involved in several charity projects.
This year’s pageant was formatted to reflect a reality TV format. Every stage of the contest were broadcasted to make it more interactive. Training sessions including several behind the scenes clips were also broadcasted.