The Miss World beauty pageant is a powerhouse of enormous talent that has recognized and crowned 60 of the world’s most beautiful women over the years.

Bestowed before more than 1 billion viewers globally, the Miss World crown is one of the most prestigious of its kind in the world.

This year, it celebrates its 60 years of successful existence in London, the same city where it all began in 1951.

According to an online fan voting Web site, the top five contestants leading in the fan vote are Miss Latvia, Miss Ukraine, Miss Russia, Miss India, and Miss Philippines.

Check out the most popular contestants, who could win the crown in the grand finale of Miss World 2011 to be held at the Earls Court exhibition center in London on Sunday.

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