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Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8.



Yan Ling Mei will represent China at the Miss World 2008 pageant at Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg on Saturday 13th December 2008.

Date of Birth:Dec.12 1983





Languages:  Chinese & English

Yan Ling is studying for her Masters in Public Relations.

She wants to have her own Public Relations Company.

Yan Ling once worked at Pizza Hut which she says opened another door to life outside of the student campus.

Yan Ling’s interests are: traveling; reading (especially autobiographies and fashion magazines);

She likes listening to R&B & pop music; surfing the internet; jogging; hiking; Chinese dance; and performing the ‘Tea Ceremony’.

Yan Ling’s favorite food is Peking Duck.

Yan Ling’s motto is “They who cannot do as they would, must do as they can”.

Talk to Bill and others about their experiences raising bi-cultural Japanese-American kids.

Bill Belew

Daddy and Christian.

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