Ivian Sarcos is the first woman from her country to win Miss World-
|Beauty pageant titleholder|
|Born||Ivian Lunasol Sarcos Colmenares |
July 26, 1989
Guanare, Portuguesa, Venezuela
She said: 'Winning means everything to me and I hope to take advantage of being a winner in a productive manner. I’m unbelievably happy to have won and there are some incredible girls. I first and foremost want to help people in need. I would like to help people like me. I am an orphan. I would also like to help the elderly and troubled teenagers. As many people as I can.
Ivian Sarcos (born in Guanare, Portuguesa, Venezuela on July 26, 1989) is a beauty pageant titleholder from Venezuela who was crowned Miss World 2011 on November 6, 2011 in London, United Kingdom. Sarcos is the first woman from her country to win Miss World since Jacqueline Aguilera in 1995 and the 61th Miss World in the history of the pageant.
Miss World Venezuela 2010-
Sarcos competed as Miss Amazonas in her country's national beauty pageant, Miss Venezuela 2010, on October 28, 2010, and obtained the title of Miss World Venezuela 2010. She also won the L'bel Most Beautiful Face award.
Miss World 2011-
On 6 November 2011, Sarcos won the 2011 Miss World pageant held in Earls Court Exhibition Centre, in London, United Kingdom. She placed third runner-up during the Miss World Beach Beauty event held on October 29 and fifth-runner-up in Miss World Top Model also held on October 29, becoming the eventual winner of Miss World 2011 on November 6. She became the sixth woman from Venezuela to capture the Miss World crown.
In a press conference after her victory, she said: “This has taught me that life, although it may be bad, doesn’t have to end badly. Although I no longer have my parents, it has taught me to be stronger”. “I want to carry on doing the wonderful work that ‘Beauty with a Purpose’ and the Miss World organization does and to help people in need,” she said, “I want to help people like me”
A woman who spent five years living in a nunnery and once dreamed of becoming a nun has been crowned Miss World 2011.
Miss Venezuela, Ivian Lunasol Sarcos Colmenares, beat contestants from 113 countries to the coveted title after impressing the judges in the categories of beach beauty, top model, talent, sports, and beauty with a purpose - where the contestants must demonstrate involvement in a charity project.
Ms Sarcos Colmenares, 21, one of 13 siblings, was orphaned at eight and spent five years studying at a nunnery.
She dreamed of becoming a nun but her life took a different direction, as she gained a degree in human resources and worked for a broadcasting company before becoming a beauty queen.
She was the favourite for the Miss World title going into the final at Earls Court, London, yesterday evening but reacted with delight and disbelief when she was announced as the winner of the famous beauty pageant. Now she said she wants to use her title to help other people.