The most beautiful women on the planet will be vying for the Miss World 2011 crown at the Earls Court exhibition center in London on Sunday. And the competition is so intense that 36 contestants qualified in the beach beauty segment, instead of the usual 20.

The top 20 beauties include the representatives of Bolivia, Brazil, England, Italy, Kazakhstan, Korea, New Zealand, Paraguay, Northern Ireland, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Russia, Serbia, Spain, St. Barthelemy, Sweden, Ukraine, Venezuela, and Zimbabwe.

The popular beauty pageant, originally begun as a bikini contest in 1951, will be celebrating its 61st year. At the highly anticipated finale on Sunday, Miss World 2010 (Miss United States Alexandria Mills) will crown her successor.

Currently, gambling fans are crazy about who will be the ultimate winner. Start the slideshow to check out the top 20 beauties who we think have a good shot at winning the coveted crown.