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.