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Queen’s student is Miss World Canada 2009

Queen’s student is Miss World Canada 2009

[photo of Lena Yanbing Ma]Courtesy of Lena Yanbing Ma

Lena Yanbing Ma, Mus’09, from North York, ON, has won the title of Miss World Canada 2009. Ma is the first woman of Chinese origin to win this competition. She is now the Canadian representative for the 2009 Miss World Competition, which will be held in Johannesburg, South Africa in ­December.

As a contestant, Ma worked as a fundraiser for SOS Children’s ­Villages Canada, an international organization that’s dedicated to helping ­orphaned and abandoned children in more than 130 countries.

Ma and the other contestants raised over $25,000 for a village near ­Ondangwa, Namibia.

[Queen's Alumni Review 2009-2 cover]