New Miss World yearned to be a Catholic nun

November 9, 2011 by  
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New Miss World yearned to be a Catholic nunUK, November 8, 2011: Ivian Lunasol Sarcos Colmenares from Venezuela, who was crowned the new Miss World November 6, said her childhood dream was to become a Catholic nun.

“Unfortunately I lost both my parents at a very young age which led me to study for five years in a nunnery. My dream was to become a nun,” Sarcos Colmenares told reporters soon after being crowned the Miss World 2011.

The 21-year-old Miss Venezuela beat contestants from 122 countries to win the title at a pageant held in London.

She impressed the judges in the categories of beach beauty, top model, talent, sports and beauty with a purpose.

“Winning means everything to me and I hope to take advantage of being a winner in a productive manner,” she said.

Asked about her future plans, the new world beauty queen said she wants to “first and foremost” help people in need.

“I would like to help people like me. I am an orphan. I would also like to help the elderly and troubled teenagers. As many people as I can.”

Sarcos Colmenares has a degree in human resources and currently works for a broadcasting company.

The runners up prizes went to Miss Philippines and Miss Puerto Rico.

In her new role, Miss Venezuela will now spend the year visiting and supporting a range of global charity projects supported by Miss World’s Beauty With A Purpose program.

This beauty pageant completed 60 years this year. The first was held in London in 1951 during the Festival of Britain.

However, the beauty competition has faced both opposition and support during the past six decades.

A statement on the London Feminist Network website rallied women to join a protest held near the venue.

A statement on their website termed the contest as an “appalling offence against women’s equality.”

But Miss England director Angie Beasley disagreed and said the contest “had changed with the times” because it was no longer just about looking good in swimwear.

She said she supports women who stand up for what they believe in, but would not yield to bullying.

“We live in a free society where women have the right to choose. The contestants in Miss World are quite capable of making up their own minds. If you don’t like it, don’t watch it,” she added.

The supporters for the contest included Nelson Mandela, who congratulated the participants on their efforts for charities.


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