Jin Ye, Miss Universe China 2013, competes in her evening gown. (Photo: Miss Universe L.P., LLLP)
Jin Ye, Miss Universe China 2013, competes in her evening gown. (Photo: Miss Universe L.P., LLLP)

Jin Ye, Miss Universe China 2013 has bagged the title of Miss Congeniality Universe 2013 at the 62nd beauty pageant held in Russia.

Gabriela Isler of Venezuela was crowned Miss Universe 2013 in Moscow's finale on 9 November. Isler is the seventh woman from Venezuela to take home the Miss Universe crown. Miss Universe Spain, Patricia Yurena Rodriguez and Miss Universe Ecuador, Constanza Baez were the first and second runner-ups respectively.

Jin Ye has been awarded a cash prize of $1,000 (£625) and a gift from Miss Universe pageant sponsor, Diamond Nexus for winning the Miss Congeniality Universe 2013 Award.

"This award reflects the respect and admiration of the delegate's peers who voted for her as the most congenial, charismatic and inspirational participant," Miss Universe Organization said in a statement.

Jin Ye also made the top sixteen semi-finalists during the pageant's finale but could not make the top ten after competing in evening gown round.

Jin Ye grew up in the small village of Hebei Province in China with her brother and grandmother.

"My hometown is a humble place that keeps me grounded as my life changes," she says in her official bio for Miss Universe pageant.

Ye wanted to enter the fashion and beauty industry since she was 10 years old after she was inspired by American Model Carmen Dell'Orefice.

Scroll down to view the journey of Miss Universe China through the pageant.

Jin Ye, Miss Universe China 2013, gets her hair done by CHI artist, Wajid Khan, backstage during Miss Universe 2013 pageant.  (Photo: Miss Universe L.P., LLLP)
Jin Ye, Miss Universe China 2013, gets her hair done by CHI artist, Wajid Khan, backstage during Miss Universe 2013 finale. (Photo: Miss Universe L.P., LLLP)
Jin Ye, Miss Universe China 2013, poses for Yamamay swimsuit photo shoot during Miss Universe 2013 pageant.  (Photo: Miss Universe L.P., LLLP)
Jin Ye, Miss Universe China 2013, poses for Yamamay swimsuit photo shoot during Miss Universe 2013 pageant. (Photo: Miss Universe L.P., LLLP)
Jin Ye stuns in black gowns during Miss Universe 2013 pageant.  (Photo: Miss Universe L.P., LLLP)
Jin Ye stuns in black gowns during Miss Universe 2013 pageant. (Photo: Miss Universe L.P., LLLP)
Jin Ye competes in evening gown (L) and National Costume show during Miss Universe 2013 pageant.  (Photo: Miss Universe L.P., LLLP)
Jin Ye competes in evening gown (L) and National Costume show during Miss Universe 2013 pageant. (Photo: Miss Universe L.P., LLLP)
Jin Ye, Miss Universe China 2013, is announced as one of the top sixteen contestants in Sherri Hill fashion and Chinese Laundry footwear during the opening of Miss Universe 2013 pageant (L); she competes as one of the top sixteen contestants in Yamamay swimwear and footwear by Chinese Laundry.  (Photo: Miss Universe L.P., LLLP)
Jin Ye, Miss Universe China 2013, is announced as one of the top sixteen contestants in Sherri Hill fashion and Chinese Laundry footwear during the opening of Miss Universe 2013 pageant (L); she competes as one of the top sixteen contestants in Yamamay swimwear and footwear by Chinese Laundry. (Photo: Miss Universe L.P., LLLP)

This article was updated November 30, -0001 00:00 AM
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