Queen's student wins Miss World Canada
Queen's University student Lena Yanbing Ma won the title of Miss World Canada 2009 on March 21, 2009. Ma studies voice at Queen's School of Music.
Ma is the first woman of Chinese origin to win the title of Miss World Canada. She is now the Canadian representative for the 2009 Miss World Competition, which will be held in Johannesburg, South Africa in December 2009.
As a contestant, Ma worked as a fundraiser for S.O.S. Children's Villages Canada, an international organization dedicated to helping orphaned and abandoned children in over 130 countries. Ma and the other contestants raised over $25,000 for a village in Ondangwa, Namibia.