by Yemi Olowu
Ivian Sarcos, Miss Venezuela, becomes the 61st beauty to be crowned as Miss World, with Miss Philippines and Miss Puerto Rico as first and second runner up respectively. The event which was held at the Earls Court in London was hosted by Jason Cook and Angela Chow.
The Top seven countries are Scotland, South Africa, Puerto Rico, Philippines, Korea, Venezuela and England. They were all given an opportunity to tell the judges why they should become the next Miss World. Also, on the judging panel are Miss World 1953, Denise Perrier and Miss World 1954, Antigone Costanda.
Handing over Queen, Miss World 2010, Alexandria Mills had the honor of addressing the audience. She spoke about how being crowned Miss World has changed her life, as well as lives of people around the world.
Before Mrs. Julia Morley, came out to announce the winner, there was a special message from Madiba which was delivered by his grandson. Nelson Mandela sent his greetings and love to the contestants, and supports Miss World and its work through Beauty with a Purpose charity which helps children worldwide.
Miss World 2012 pageant would be held at Inner Mongolia in China.
Photos: Miss World Facebook Page