On August 18, Equatorial Guinea’s Jennifer Riveiro participated in the Miss World Pageant 2012, in Ordos, China, a city located at the heart of China’s rich coal country. Ms. Riveiro was one of 122 young representatives, and it was her first time participating in the pageant.
|Jennifer Riveiro, Miss Equatorial Guinea|
Ms. Riveiro got involved after winning the Miss Beauty of Equatorial Guinea 2012 pageant last April. She was born in Malabo and is currently in her third year at the National University of Equatorial Guinea.
Although Yu Wenxia, Miss China, was crowned Miss World on Saturday night, Riveiro represented Equatorial Guinea with pride and appreciation for her country. "I am a proud representative of Equatorial Guinea, a State of Central Africa, peaceful and prosperous, in which are combined wild nature and modernity,” she said. “I am very excited with this experience, which I hope will be unforgettable, and in the future I would like to dedicate myself to politics."
The first runner-up was Sophie Elizabeth Moulds of Wales and the second runner-up was Jessica Michelle Kahawaty from Australia.