Ivian Sarcos

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Ivian Sarcos
Beauty pageant titleholder
Ivian Sarcos.jpg
Born Ivian Lunasol Sarcos Colmenares
(1989-07-26) July 26, 1989 (age 26)
Guanare, Portuguesa, Venezuela
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Measurements Bust: 90 cm (35.4 in)
Waist: 61 cm (24.0 in)
Hips: 90 cm (35.4 in)
Hair color Brown
Eye color Brown
Title(s) Miss Amazonas 2010
Miss Venezuela Mundo 2010
Miss World 2011
Miss Venezuela 2010
(Miss Venezuela Mundo)
(L'bel Most Beautiful Face)
Miss World 2011
(Miss World Americas)

Ivian Sarcos (born July 26, 1989 in Guanare, Venezuela) 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 is a Diplomacy student at the Central University of Venezuela[2] who stands 1.80 m (5'11") tall. Being an orphan at the age of 8 as her parents died, Sarcos was raised by the 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. She is a supporter of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez.[3][4][5]

Miss Venezuela World 2010[edit]

Sarcos competed as Miss Amazonas in her country's national beauty pageant, Miss Venezuela 2010, on October 28, 2010, and obtained the title of Miss Venezuela World 2010.[6] She also won the L'bel Most Beautiful Face award.[7]

Miss World 2011[edit]

Ivian Sarcos in a school in Mumbai

On 6 November 2011, Sarcos won the 2011 Miss World pageant held in Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London, United Kingdom. She placed third runner-up during the Miss World Beach Beauty event[8] held on October 29 and fifth-runner-up in Miss World Top Model,[9] 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 Miss World crown. 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,” she said, “I want to help people like me”.[10] The President of Venezuela, Hugo Chávez, congratulated Sarcos, by telephone and on Twitter.[11] Ivian was interviewed on Univision for two TV programs (Despierta America, Don Francisco Presenta) [12] in Miami (USA) and had a big homage during a 7 hours special on Venevision during her homecoming in Venezuela, reaching 73% share of the viewing audience.[13] A press conference for her victory in Miss World 2011 was held in Caracas with several journalists.[14] She appears on Hello (magazine) [15] for UK, Look Caras and OK! magazine for Venezuela.[16] On January 4, 2012, President of Venezuela, Hugo Chávez, received Sarcos with flowers and planted a kiss on the hand of Sarcos after their meeting at the Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas. On the other hand, he also gave his government's support.[17][18][19] Ivian has a foundation, called Belleza con Proposito (Beauty with a purpose), for people in need.[20] On November 16, 2011, she attended the Duke of Edinburgh birthday lunch.[21] On January 16, 2012, Ivian was at the Ordos City Ice Festival.[22]

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 the respective Miss World Russia for the Miss World 2012 pageant.[23][24] 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 honored to be one of the special guests attending the MIPTV in Cannes, France held on April 1 and 4. Originally, 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.[25] Sarcos was in Ireland for Variety Children's Charity sharing with Brian Ormond. Ivian travelled to Ghana and Kenya from 19th to 28 May for humanitarian works. In May, she travelled to Nairobi, where she crowned Miss World Kenya for the Miss World 2012 pageant.[26] 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 Her Majesty the Queen's official river procession (Queen Elizabeth II). On board the boat were Miss World Chairman (Julia Morley) and Ivian Sarcos.[27]

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 during the Miss World 2012 Final in Ordos City, Inner Mongolia, China.


  1. ^ "Miss World Official Site: MISS WORLD 2011 is VENEZUELA". Missworld.com. Retrieved 2011-11-08. 
  2. ^ "http://www.carasonline.net/estilo/protagonistas/361584/ivian-sarcos-mujer-pocas". Carasonline.net. Retrieved 2011-12-06.  External link in |title= (help)
  3. ^ "and MISS WORLD 2011 Una ex monja representará a Venezuela en el certamen de Miss Mundo 2011". Vidayestilo.excite.es. 2010-10-30. Retrieved 2011-11-08. 
  4. ^ Nacomprende (2010-11-18). "http://guanabee.com/2010/11/new-miss-venezuela-ivian-sarcos-video/". Guanabee.com. Retrieved 2011-11-08.  External link in |title= (help)
  5. ^ skintouch (2011-11-09). "http://worldcelebsbiography.blogspot.com/2011/11/21-yr-old-venezuelan-orphan-ivian.html". Worldcelebsbiography.blogspot.com. Retrieved 2011-12-06.  External link in |title= (help)
  6. ^ Foto: Reuters / Isaac Urrutia. "Miranda es la nueva Miss Venezuela 2010". Noticias24.com. Retrieved 2011-11-08. 
  7. ^ Foto: Nota de prensa. "http://www.noticias24.com/gente/noticia/11725/ivian-sarcos-se-corona-como-rostro-l%E2%80%99bel-en-el-miss-venezuela-2010/". Noticias24.com. Retrieved 2011-12-06.  External link in |title= (help)
  8. ^ "http://www.missworld.com/pages/The-Final-Score-Board/27.html". Missworld.com. 2011-11-09. Retrieved 2011-12-06.  External link in |title= (help)
  9. ^ "Miss World". Miss World. 2011-11-09. Retrieved 2011-12-06. 
  10. ^ "http://www.taiwannews.com.tw/etn/news_content.php?id=1752722". Taiwannews.com.tw. Retrieved 2011-12-06.  External link in |title= (help)
  11. ^ Foto: Captura Twitter. "El Presidente Chávez conversó con "la hermosa llanera" Ivian Sarcos en". Noticias24.com. Retrieved 2011-12-06. 
  12. ^ leggluver (2011-12-02). "2011 Miss World Entrevista Prendido Despierta America". YouTube. Retrieved 2011-12-06. 
  13. ^ "Homenaje A Miss Mundo Arraso En Sintonia". 
  14. ^ "EXCLUSIVA Rueda de Prensa con Ivian Sarcos Miss Mundo 2011". 
  15. ^ "Ivian Para La Revista Hello". 
  16. ^ "Ivian Sarcos En Su Primera Portada Como Miss Mundo En OK Venezuela". 
  17. ^ "Fotos y Video - Visita de Ivian Sarcos a Miraflores". 
  18. ^ "Pictures of the day 5 January 2012". 
  19. ^ "Ivian Sarcos Miss Mundo 2011 se Reunira con El Presidente Chavez". 
  20. ^ "Belleza con Proposito". 
  21. ^ "Duke of Edinburgh". 
  22. ^ "Ordos". 
  23. ^ "Miss Russia 2012". 
  24. ^ "Miss Grand Slam 2011 Ivian Sarcos Miss Venezuela World is the Winner". 
  25. ^ "Miss Indonesia 2012". 
  26. ^ "Miss Keny 2012". 
  27. ^ "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 Venezuela World
Succeeded by
Caracas Gabriella Ferrari
Preceded by
Jéssica Guillén
Miss Amazonas
Succeeded by
Diana Wood