Miss Venezuela, Ivian Lunasol Sarcos, was crowned the winner of the Miss World beauty pageant 2011 Sunday, in London.
Sarcos, 21, took the ultimate beauty accolade at Earls Court in London while being watched by a billion viewers.
The Miss World 2011 winner defeated Miss Philippines Gwendoline Ruias and had a unique story that may have helped her win the crown.
Sarcos was orphaned at the age of just eight and at one point in her life, she studied in a nunnery for five years. According to Nueva Prensa publication, her dream was to become a nun but she later gave up the idea and went to study in the Central University of Venezuela.
"Unfortunately, I lost both my parents at a very young age, which led me to study for five years in a nunnery. I spent my five years in there and my dream was to become a nun," said the new Miss World, as reported by Agence French Presse.