Jin Ye is a model in Hebei. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, dancing and photography.She competed for Miss China World in 2009, 2011, 2013, but did not place. She is good friends with Miss China World 2013 Yu Weiwei who also competed Miss China World in 2009, 2011, and 2013.
Jin was crowned by last year's winner, Diana Xu, Miss Universe China 2012. The pageant finale was on September 28, 2013 and was held at Jing An Shangri-La Hotel, Shanghai China.
Jin Ye competed at Miss Universe 2013 in Moscow, Russia where she finished in the Top 16. She was also the third Chinese woman to place at Miss Universe. She also chosen by her fellow contestants as Miss Congeniality and was awarded a $1,000 cash prize and a gift from Diamond Nexus.