Zhang Zilin – The First Miss World of East Asian Origin

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Birth name: Zhang Zilin (張梓琳)

Date of Birth: March 22, 1984

Place of Birth: Shijiazhuang, Hebei, China 

Nationality:  Chinese

Occupation: Model

Height:  6 feet 0 in; 1,82m

Measurements: 34.3-24.4-35(in) ;87-62-89(cm)

Zilin in one sentence: Zhang is a beautiful and tall Asian beauty, former athlete and an inspiring woman.


People think I lead a glamorous life because I am surrounded by beautiful clothes and people, but away from work I’m a very ordinary person.

Lots of underprivileged kids need somebody to visit and talk to them; it’s not just about monetary donation.

You look at beauty a tad differently when you’re a judge.

I don’t really believe in love at first sight.

Somewhere inside my head I had a great beauty dream.

It's important to have a dream, but I think education is the most important thing for the lady.

I feel strongly that we should love our fellow man and respect the flora and fauna of the world.

My motto is:” Where there's a will, there's a way”.

I can't change the world, but I want to do whatever I can to help people who are less fortunate than me.

There is an inner and outer type of beauty. I would like to be beautiful on the inside and the outside.

Good Miss World works hard and doesn't spend too much time shopping or going to parties.

Interesting Facts:

  • In 2007, she was crowned Miss China.
  • Zhang was crowned Miss World in 2007!
  • Zilin has a Bachelor’s degree in Science and Technology.
  • Zilin began training various types of sports when she was a child.
  • She was a professional athlete (100 meter Hurdles); Zilin competed and won many athletic competitions.
  • Zhang started her modeling career in 2003.

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Always remember that true beauty comes from within.