Miss World 2011, the 61st edition of the Miss World pageant, was held on 6 November 2011 at the Earls Court Two in London. As part of the events, the contestants also traveled to Edinburgh, Scotland between 23 and 27 October.Alexandria Mills of the United States crowned her successor Ivian Sarcos of Venezuela at the end of the event. Although over 120 delegates were expected to compete, problems regarding the timely acquisition of visas prevented several candidates from participating, thus reducing the final number to 113.
* Top 20 contestants were presented during the final telecast before the announcement of top 15. ** Contestants in the Top 31 were recognised for their placements on the scoreboard but were not formally announced as quarter-finalists during the final telecast.
Miss World 2011 Sportswoman Fast Track was announced on 22 October. There are 24 contestants who selected as semi-finalists which divided into 4 groups participated the Sports Final held on 24 October at the Crieff Hydro Hotel in Perthshire, Scotland.
Miss World 2011 Top Model Fast Track was held on 29 October at the London Film Museum in London along with Beach Beauty Fast Track. The announcement of Top 20 qualifiers were made 2 days after the fashion show.
Miss World 2011 Beach Beauty Fast Track was held on 29 October at the London Film Museum in London along with Top Model Fast Track. The judges choose Top 36 instead of Top 20. After a further deliberation, the judges picked Top 20 finalists, the announcement was made on 2 November.
Miss World 2011 Talent Fast Track was announced on 22 October. There are 20 contestants who selected as semi-finalists. After a further deliberation, the judges picked Top 11 finalists who competed in the final of Talent Fast Track held on 31 October at The Ballroom of The Hilton Park Lane in London. The winner of Miss World Talent was announced on 6 November.
Albania - Isi Topçiu-Ulaj was appointed to represent Albania, she was the 3rd runner-up at the Miss Albania 2010 pageant.
Belarus - Anastasiya Kharlanava was appointed to represent Belarus, after no national pageant was held because the Miss Belarus pageant is a bi-annual event. It was last time held in 2010. Anastasiya was the 2nd runner-up at the Miss Belarus 2010 pageant.
Curaçao - Monifa Jansen was appointed as Senorita Kòrsou World 2011 after she wasn't allowed to compete at Miss Universe 2011 because she didn't meet the age minimum requirement.
Egypt - Donia Hamed was appointed to represent Egypt after no national pageant was held due to the political crisis. Donia was previously Miss Universe Egypt 2010.
Greece - Eleni Miariti was appointed to represent Greece, after no national pageant was held due to the financial crisis. She was chosen among the group of contestants that took part of the Miss World Greece 2011 casting call held on 8 October.
Austria - Julia Hofer replaced the original winner of Miss Austria 2011 pageant, Carmen Stamboli, because Carmen was overage and didn't meet the age requirements stipulated by Miss World organization. Julia was the 1st runner-up at the national pageant.
Hong Kong - Miss Hong Kong 2011 winner Rebecca Zhu was replaced by the 1st runner-up Hyman Chu, due to Rebecca was busy to star in her first TV Drama ever during Miss World 2011.
Mauritius - Joelle Nagapen replaced Laetitia Darche due to Laetitia's participation at the Miss Intercontinental 2011 pageant. Joelle was the 1st runner-up at the Miss Mauritius 2010 pageant.