From a field of 113 beautiful candidates, one lady rose from the ranks and was crowned Miss World 2011 in glittering final rites held at Earl’s Court in London.
Ivian Sarcos of Venezuela was selected winner and in the process defeated a large group of competitors vying for the prestigious title held by last year’s Alexandria Mills of the US.
Making up her court of beauties are First Runner-Up Gwendoline Ruais of the Philippines (who should have won in my opinion) and Second Runner-Up Amanda Vilanova of Puerto Rico.
At the start of the live coronation, the list of 113 was trimmed down to just thirty (30) delegates with the highest preliminary scores and fast-track points. From here, their individual scores were shown on the way to revealing only fifteen (15) names who remained in contention for the crown. Afterwards, the Top 7 were announced and were then subjected to further scrutiny by the Board of Judges with a final Q&A.
Congratulations to all the winners, but most especially to Gwendoline Ruais for being the highest-placed Filipina in Miss World since 1973! 🙂