1/5
  • Miss World 2011: How India‚Äôs Kanishtha Dhankhar Fared in the Beauty Pageant (Photos)
    India's hope of winning the Miss World-2011 was lost as its contestant Kanishtha Dhankhar could not make it to the top 25 in the mega beauty pageant.www.facebook.com
  • Kanishtha Dhankhar
    Kanishtha Dhankhar with other contestants for the "Miss World 2011" crown, in Edinburgh, Scotland.Femina Miss India
  • Kanishtha Dhankhar
    Miss World 2011 contestants (L-R) Miss China Liu Chen, Miss Japan Midori Tanaka, Miss India Kanishtha Dhankhar, Miss Hong Kong Chu Hy-man, and Miss Philippines Gwendoline Ruais pose for photographers in front of the Houses of Parliament and the Big Ben clocktower in London October 31, 2011.Reuters
  • Miss World 2011: Miss Venezuela, Ivian Sarcos Wins the Crown, Full Coverage [PHOTOS]
    Miss Venezuela, Ivian Sarcos, is crowned Miss World 2011 in Earls Court in west London November 6, 2011.Reuters
  • Miss World 2011: Miss Venezuela, Ivian Sarcos Wins the Crown, Full Coverage [PHOTOS]
    Miss Venezuela, Ivian Sarcos (M) with 2nd Runner-up Miss Puerto Rico, Amanda Perez (R) and 1st Runner-up Miss Philippines, Gwendoline Ruais (L) after being crowned Miss World 2011.www.facebook.com

India's hope of winning the Miss World-2011 was lost as its contestant Kanishtha Dhankhar could not make it to the top 25 in the mega beauty pageant.

Miss Venezuela Ivian Sarcos was crowned Miss World 2011. Sarcos defeated over 100 beauties from various parts of the world at the 61st Miss World contest.

Miss Philippines Gwendoline Ruais was the first runner-up and Miss Puerto Rico Amanda Perez became the second runner-up.

The gala event kicked off Sunday evening with a dynamic performance by British street dance troop 'Diversity', followed by the introduction of the Miss World contestants. It ended with Miss World 2010 Alexandria Mills crowning the new Miss World Ivian Sarcos.

The first Indian to win the Miss World crown was Reita Faria Powell in 1966. Since then, three Indians have won the Miss World title - Aishwarya Rai in 1994, Yukta Mokhey in 1999 and Priyanka Chopra in 2000.

Kanishtha walked in creations by designed by Rohit Bal and Sabyasachi Mukherjee.

Here are some photographs of Kanishtha and the beauty pageant.

Must Read: Miss World 2011 Winner Ivian Sarcos: From Orphanage to Global Stardom (PHOTOS)