Miss Venezuela, 21-year old Ivian Lunasol Sarcos Colmenares, won the Miss World 2011 after beating contestants from 122 countries to the coveted title after impressing the judges in the categories of beach beauty, top model, talent, sports, and beauty with a purpose.
The contest took place at Earls Court, London.
She was orphaned at a young age and spent five years studying at a nunnery. She dreamt 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 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.
‘Unfortunately I lost both my parents at a very young age which led me to study for five years in a nunnery. I spent my five years in there and my dream was to become a nun.’
Runners up were – Miss Philippines and Miss Puerto Rico.
Congratulations to Ivian Lunasol Sarcos Colmenares.
Check more pictures of her –