Hu Yanliang (Karen Hu) represented China on stage among 88 other constestants at the 63rd Annual Miss Universe Preliminary Competition on Wednesday.
The preliminary round includes the evening gown and swimwear competition.
Hu also showed off this ensemble for the Miss Universe National Costume Fan vote, although she didn’t qualify as a Top Five finalist. For some reason, this mangled heap of hockey net worn by Miss Canada did.
Judges will pick out the Top 15 contestants based on their on the performance in the preliminary competition and the women will advance to the Miss Universe finale held in Florida on January 25.
Hu, 24, is a photographer and model from Beijing who graduated from the Beijing Film Academy. She was crowned as Miss Universe China 1st Runner-up in a 2014 session.
Here is Xu being charming in her official Miss Universe interview.
And here she is twirling around in the costume competition much to this film-taker’s delight.
[Image via tieba.baidu.com]