Nora Xu was crowned the title of Miss Universe China 2014 at the conclusion of the national pageant held on September 13rd, 2014 in Shanghai. The beauty from Henan province is 19 years old and stands 1,78 m. She will represent China in the Miss Universe 2014 pageant, rumored to be held on January 18th, 2015 in Miami, Florida.
Nora Xu wins Miss Universe China 2014 and will compete in the Miss Universe 2014 pageant.
Newly crowned Miss Universe China 2014 Nora Xu poses for the group photo with some of the judges of the pageant.
The first runner-up was Yanliang Hu, 24 year-old beauty from Beijing. The top 5 were completed with Jemila, Katrina Peng and Vivi Tian.
Every contestant fielded by Kan since she began heading the pageant has brought home an award from the Miss Universe finals, including two finalists and two special awards.
On January 6, 2011, the Miss Universe Organization designated media icon and entrepreneur Yue-Sai Kan as the official licensee for the People’s Republic of China. Miss Universe officials and the then-reigning titleholder, Ximena Navarrete of Mexico, traveled to China to award the license to Kan. In her first year, Yue-Sai Kan set up an international calibre pageant, flying in foreign celebrities including Petra Nemcova, Fadil Berisha and Riyo Mori to headline and launching a multi-million dollar production with major corporate sponsors. In subsequent years, the pageant has raised millions of dollars for China’s national charities as well as Kan’s China Beauty Charity Foundation. Celebrities including Paris Hilton and Charles Aznavour have participated in the pageant, and former Harper’s Bazaar chief Lizzette Kattan provides styling for each year’s candidates.