“Life doesn’t have to end badly”, orphan girl from Venezuela crowned Miss World 2011

 Miss Venezuela Ivian Sarcos, center, waves after she is crowned winner of the Miss World competition at Earls Court in London, Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011.

Britain Miss World

Miss Venezuela Ivian Sarcos, center, waves after she is crowned winner of the Miss World competition at Earls Court in London, Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011.

 Miss Venezuela Ivian Sarcos reacts as she is crowned winner at the Miss World competition held at Earls Court in London, Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011. (AP Ph

Britain Miss World

Miss Venezuela Ivian Sarcos reacts as she is crowned winner at the Miss World competition held at Earls Court in London, Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011. (AP Ph

Miss Venezuela, Ivian Lunasol Sarcos Colmenares, was crowned Miss World 2011 on Sunday at the beauty pageant held in London where young women from more than 100 countries competed.

The 21-year-old Venezuelan brunette, 5 feet 10 inches tall, is a graduate in human resources and comes from a family of 12 brothers and sisters.

However, she lost her parents at the age of eight and spent five years in an orphanage run by nuns.

“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,” she told AFP after being crowned Miss World 2011,

“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.”

AFP