Ivian Sarcos

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Ivian Sarcos
Ivian sar. (cropped).jpg
Ivian Lunasol Sarcos Colmenares

(1989-07-26) July 26, 1989 (age 29)
ResidenceNew York City, New York, U.S.
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
TitleMiss Amazonas 2010
Miss World Venezuela 2010
Miss World 2011
Beauty pageant titleholder
Hair colorBrown
Eye colorBrown
Miss Venezuela 2010
(Miss World Venezuela)
(Most Beautiful Face)
Miss World 2011
(Miss World Americas)

Ivian Sarcos (born July 26, 1989) is a Venezuelan model and beauty queen who won Miss World 2011[1] on November 6, 2011, in London, United Kingdom. Sarcos is the sixth woman from Venezuela to win Miss World.

Early life[edit]

Ivian was a diplomacy student at the Central University of Venezuela[2] who is 1.80 m (5'11") tall. Orphaned at the age of eight, Sarcos was raised by nuns in a convent in Cojedes. She had intended to become a nun, but she found a new passion in the world of fashion and started her career as a model. Sarcos comes from a family of 12 brothers and sisters.[3]

Miss Venezuela 2010[edit]

Sarcos competed as Miss Amazonas in her country's national beauty pageant, Miss Venezuela 2010, on October 28, 2010, and was crowned Miss World Venezuela.[4] She also won the Most Beautiful Face award.[5]

Miss World 2011[edit]

Ivian Sarcos in a school in Mumbai

On November 6, 2011, Sarcos won the 2011 Miss World pageant held in the Earls Court Exhibition Centre in London. She was placed third runner-up during the Miss World Beach Beauty event[6] held on October 29 and fifth-runner-up in Miss World Top Model,[7] 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 title. 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.... I want to help people like me."[8] The President of Venezuela, Hugo Chávez, congratulated Sarcos, by telephone and on Twitter.[9] Sarcos was interviewed on Univision for the TV programs Despierta America and Don Francisco Presenta[10] in Miami (USA) and featured in a 7 hour special on Venevision for her return to Venezuela, reaching a 73% share of the viewing audience.[11] A press conference for her victory was held in Caracas with several journalists.[12] She appeared in Hello magazine[13] for the UK and in Look Caras and OK! magazine in Venezuela.[14] On January 4, 2012, President Hugo Chávez received Sarcos with flowers and kiss her hand after their meeting at the Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas and expressed his government's support.[15] Sarcos has a foundation, called Belleza con Proposito (beauty with a purpose), for people in need.[16] On November 16, 2011, she attended the Duke of Edinburgh's birthday lunch.[17] On January 16, 2012, Sarcos was at the Ordos City Ice Festival.[18]

Ivian Sarcos, Miss World 2011, sharing with children

In January 2012, Sarcos won the "Miss Grand Slam 2011" title bestowed by Global Beauties.com. On March 2, she travelled to Moscow, where she crowned Miss World Russia for the Miss World 2012 pageant.[19] She also travelled to Mumbai, where she crowned Femina Miss India World 2012 on March 30. In March, she attended the second "International Ordos Nadam Fair" in Ordos. Sarcos was one of the special guests attending the MIPTV in Cannes, France, held on April 1 and 4. Sarcos was expected to travel to the Fiji Islands, where she was to crown Miss World Fiji 2012 at an event held in Suva; however she did not reach the destination due to travel scheduling. On April 28, she travelled to Jakarta, where she crowned Miss World Indonesia for the Miss World 2012 pageant.[20] Sarcos was in Ireland for Variety Children's Charity sharing with Brian Ormond. She travelled to Ghana and Kenya from 19 to 28 May for humanitarian works. In May, she travelled to Nairobi, where she crowned Miss World Kenya for the Miss World 2012 pageant.[21] On June 3, 2012, The Miss World Organization chartered a special boat and joined one of the largest flotillas ever assembled on the River Thames as part of the Queen's official river procession. On board the boat were the Miss World chairman Julia Morley and Sarcos.[22]

As Miss World 2011 she traveled to China, France, Ghana, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Kenya, Russia, United Kingdom, United States and Venezuela.

On August 18, 2012, Sarcos crowned her successor Yu Wenxia of China at the Miss World 2012 Final in Ordos City, Inner Mongolia, China.


  1. ^ "Miss World Official Site: MISS WORLD 2011 is VENEZUELA". Miss World. Archived from the original on November 7, 2011. Retrieved November 8, 2011.
  2. ^ "Ivian Sarcos mujer como pocas". Carasonline.net. Retrieved December 6, 2011.
  3. ^ "Una ex monja representará a Venezuela en el certamen de Miss Mundo 2011". Vidayestilo.excite.es. October 30, 2010. Retrieved November 8, 2011.
    - Nacomprende (November 18, 2010). "New Miss Venezuela Ivian Sarcos video". Guanabee.com. Retrieved November 8, 2011.[permanent dead link]
    - skintouch (November 9, 2011). "21-yr old Venezuelan orphan Ivian". Worldcelebsbiography.blogspot.com. Retrieved December 6, 2011.
  4. ^ Foto: Reuters / Isaac Urrutia. "Miranda es la nueva Miss Venezuela 2010". Noticias24.com. Archived from the original on November 10, 2011. Retrieved November 8, 2011.
  5. ^ "Ivian Sarcos se corona como rostro L'bel en el Miss Venezuela 2010". Noticias24.com. Archived from the original on September 4, 2012. Retrieved December 6, 2011.
  6. ^ "The Final Score Board". Miss World. November 9, 2011. Retrieved December 6, 2011.
  7. ^ "Miss World". Miss World. November 9, 2011. Retrieved December 6, 2011.
  8. ^ Cherice Chen (November 8, 2011). ""Life doesn't have to end badly", orphan girl from Venezuela crowned Miss World 2011". Taiwan News. Retrieved December 6, 2011.
  9. ^ Foto: Captura Twitter. "El Presidente Chávez conversó con "la hermosa llanera" Ivian Sarcos en". Noticias24.com. Retrieved December 6, 2011.
  10. ^ leggluver (December 2, 2011). "2011 Miss World Entrevista Prendido Despierta America". YouTube. Retrieved December 6, 2011.
  11. ^ "Homenaje A Miss Mundo Arraso En Sintonia".
  12. ^ "Rueda de Prensa con Ivian Sarcos Miss Mundo 2011".
  13. ^ "Ivian Para La Revista Hello".
  14. ^ "Ivian Sarcos En Su Primera Portada Como Miss Mundo En OK Venezuela".
  15. ^ "Visita de Ivian Sarcos a Miraflores".
    - "Pictures of the day 5 January 2012". telegraph.co.uk.
    -"Ivian Sarcos Miss Mundo 2011 se Reunira con El Presidente Chavez". www.noticias24.com.
  16. ^ "Belleza con Proposito".
  17. ^ "Duke of Edinburgh". Miss World.
  18. ^ "Ordos".
  19. ^ "Miss Russia 2012".
    - "Miss Grand Slam 2011 Ivian Sarcos Miss Venezuela World is the Winner". globalbeauties.com. January 18, 2012.
  20. ^ "Miss Indonesia 2012".
  21. ^ "Miss Keny 2012".
  22. ^ "Elizabeth Queen".

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
United States Alexandria Mills
Miss World
Succeeded by
China Yu Wenxia
Preceded by
United States Alexandria Mills
Miss World Americas
Succeeded by
Brazil Mariana Notarangelo
Preceded by
Zulia Adriana Vasini
Miss World Venezuela
Succeeded by
Caracas Gabriella Ferrari
Preceded by
Jéssica Guillén
Miss Amazonas
Succeeded by
Diana Wood