Anastasia Lin was crowned Miss World Canada 2015 this summer and will represent her country at Miss World 2015 on 19 December 2015 at the Beauty Crown Grand Theatre in China. Canada has never won the Miss World Pageant but they won the title of Queen of the Americas several times in 2003 and 1989.
Miss World Canada 2015 Final Results
Miss World Canada 2015: Anastasia Lin
1st Runner-up: Betty Lu
2nd Runner-up: Raven Yray
3rd Runner-up: Becky Molly
4th Runner-up: Safia Nazarali
Who is Anastasia Lin ?
Anastasia was born in China’s Hunan province and moved to Canada at age 13 with her mother. Her father is a businessman based in China. She went to high school in Vancouver before moving to Toronto. Since beginning acting at the age of 7, Lin has appeared in over 20 films and television productions, and most prominently played lead actress in several Toronto-based films about human rights themes in China.
Along with her acting and participation in pageants, Lin is known for her public position against human rights abuses in China, particularly against practitioners of Falun Gong, a spiritual discipline. In 2012, she was one of eleven stakeholders selected to meet Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird upon the establishment of Canada’s Office of Religious Freedom. Previously, Lin was one of ten Youth Leaders who met Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs Bob Dechert to consult on the same issue.