Ivian Sarcos, the 22-year-old representing Venezuela, was crowned Miss World on Sunday night, reports Fox News.
Sarcos wore a “frilly bright pink princess dress” during the ceremony. She cried and crossed herself when she was announced the winner.
According to Sarcos’ bio on the pageant website, she currently works for a broadcasting company. Her goals are to promote NGOs and work with children. After losing her parents at the age of eight, she spent five years living in an orphanage run by nuns. She said after being crowned she is excited to work with Beauty With A Purpose--the pageant’s charitable organization--to help “people like me”.
Julia Morely, Miss World’s chairman and chief executive told Fox News, “She's a very real person, very sweet and very genuine and I think that we're really lucky to have her."
Sarcos’ win makes Venezuela’s number of Miss World titles over the years total six. She beat out 100 other women to achieve the title.
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