21-year old Ivian Lunasol Sarcos, Miss Venezuela has been crowned Miss World 2011 at the beauty pageant held at the Earls Court Exhibition Center in London.
Gwendoline Ruais, a contestant from the Philippines emerged the first runner-up while Amanda Perez from Puerto Rico placed third.
The beauty queen will spend a year visiting different beneficent projects around the world. "Winning means everything for me and I hope to take advantage of it in a productive way. I'm incredibly happy to have won, and I have to say there were some fantastic girls (in the pageant)," Sarcos said.
"The first thing and what I want to do most is help people in need. I want to help people like me – I grew up an orphan – and I would also like to help the elderly and teenagers with problems and everyone I can."