Sahar Biniaz, winner of Miss Universe Canada 2012. Photo by Sandy Caetano.

Sahar Biniaz (26) from Vancouver, B.C., was crowned Miss Universe Canada 2012 at the conclusion of the 10th anniversary of the pageant Saturday May 19th, 2012.

Biniaz, who was born in India and raised in Iran, is now a proud Canadian citizen living in Vancouver who will now represent Canada at the 2012 Miss Universe competition to be held in mid-December.

Official Results:

Miss Universe Canada 2012: Sahar Biniaz
1st runner-up: Adwoa Yamoah
2nd runner-up: Majd Soudi
3rd runner-up: Katie Starke
4th runner-up: Kesiah Papasin

Top 12 Semi Finalists:  Chelsea Bird, Dajana Radovanovic, Ines Kipre, Jenna Talackova, Maria Julia Nahri, Sarah Harrison and Suzette Hernandez

Top 20 Quarter Finalists: Casar Jacobson, Christine White, Diana Schoutsen, Kuyan Elliott, Lisa Wong, Mandi Gale, Marta Jablonska,  Vaughan Marr

Special Awards:

Miss Photogenic: Ela Mino
Revlon Professional Best Hair: Sahar Biniaz
Miss Congeniality: Jenna Talackova, Kylee Apers, Maria Julia Nahri, Maria Cecilia Nicolas (4-way tie)

Below are highlights from the Presentation Show held on Thursday at the Bluma Appel Theatre at the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts. All Photo by Sandy Caetano.

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