This is an international list of beauty pageants around the world. They are categorized according to different criteria's and acknowledgement from various government, private institutions and agencies around the globe. Here are the following criteria's originality, their history, longevity and the years of existence, advocacies, mission and vision, motto or slogan, relevance, platforms, passion, purpose, patency, popularity and publicity, performance and production, prestige, pre-pageant events, controversies, consistencies and community involvement. Further categories which are important includes, the official language use by the presenter during the competition, list of participating countries, names and number of the delegates in an annual basis, the live and delayed broadcast, telecast either locally and internationally via satellite, webcast via the internet around the world of their annual international competition. And lastly, the pageant information’s through their official website and Wikipedia mode. See articles about beauty pageants.
Originality and History are the two most important in the world of pageantry especially when organizing a new title in a beauty contest. Best thing to do is investigate if it is feasible otherwise after few edition/s it will be defunct later, search if there is already existing title before launching a pageant to avoid copying others title.
Major Beauty Pageants they are the beauty pageants which are already probed many years ago in the society that all the criteria's mentioned they are compliant. And this category, these are the most respectable, famous, and prestigious pageants around the world and they showed, possessed, and embodied the true essence and a meaning of a beauty contest. 2nd Tier Beauty Pageants and 3rd Tier Beauty Pageants they were both considered important in their respective pageants and entities. 4th Tier Beauty Pageants they are pageants which are considered relevant, and majority in this category are those beauty contest which are relatively newbie in the world of pageantry. And these are the pageants which least number of countries and territories participated and lack of popularity and publicity. Modeling Pageants these are pageants which cannot be categorized to any of the tier pageants because of certain qualifications involved to be considered. This contest usually focused on modeling, fashion, beauty, body, career, profit and businesses, less participation in advocacy, platform and community involvement. Married Women Beauty Pageants these are pageants which is relatively limited for a mother and women who has been married. Teen Beauty Pageants they are the beauty pageants made for a teenager whose ages 14 to 19 years old. Miscellaneous Beauty Pageants these are pageants that were held in an inconsistent basis. Past/Former/Defunct Beauty Pageants pageants that has been discontinued and inactive for 3 to 5 consecutive years.
Note 1: There were two Miss Supranational 2014 Edition both of them were under World Beauty Association, they're using almost similar logos except the crown on top of Miss Supranational , both of them had the same history from 2009 to 2013 except 2014 edition, Due to conflict of interest, one organization split into two. And now the question is? Which among of the two owns the original copyright, the old and official logo of Miss Supranational from 2009 was used by Miss Supranational WBA, Ltd. and the old crown of Miss Supranational from 2009 was used by Miss Supranational WBA, S.A.? Both of them were on their six editions when you look up in their website. For first five editions from 2009-2013 they had the same winners, but on their six editions two separate pageants were held one in Poland and one in India, two winners and two countries carried the title of Miss Supranational 2014. This is one of the major controversies in the world of pageantry. The status of both Miss Supranational as a 2nd tier is only temporarily until further issues will be resolved. You cannot rank a beauty pageant with same title one them it will be compensated and it will be unfair on other hand. To avoid confusion both of them should be presented and updates their website and Wikipedia showing off their official logo, history, advocacy, the mission and vision, list of countries, names and number of participating delegates every year, the winners, runner-ups and semifinalist, countries winner/s ranking and tally board, other special awards given. After splitting into two editions in 2014, here are the winners on both edition. Miss Supranational 2014 (World Beauty Association, S.A.) - Asha Bhat of India was held in Krynica-Zdrój, Poland Miss Supranational 2014 (World Beauty Association, Ltd.) - Yennifer Poleo of Venezuela was held in Udaipur, India
Note 2: Albania hosted Miss Globe International from 2004-2009. After hosted for six consecutive years, Albania started to founded and organized its own pageant as Miss Globe was established in 2010 under Deliart Association (DA).
There is another Miss Globe which was also existed since 2010 under World Beauty Organization (WBO) same organization with Miss Intercontinental and Top Model of the World. These two pageants are not related to each other. Miss Globe 2014 (Albania Edition Miss Globe ÂŽ under Deliart Association) - Jacqueline Wojciechowki of Canada was held in Shkodër, Albania Miss Globe 2013 (under World Beauty Organization) - Savanagh Walker of Canada was held in El Gouna, Egypt Miss Globe 2014 (under World Beauty Organization) - winner not specified was also held in El Gouna, Egypt
Note 3: Aside from Miss Supranational and Miss Globe, there is another beauty pageant with the same title Miss Planet one was established in 2013 in France and the other one was established in 2014 in Bulgaria . Here are the two Miss Planet winners on both editions in a two different owners, organizations and organizers. Miss Planet 2014 (under MPO) - Anais Chetcuti of Malta was held in Lyon, France. Miss Planet 2014 - Ana Sorokina of Russia was held in St. Vlas, Bulgaria.
Note 4: Majority of the past/former/defunct pageants listed were founded in China and Malaysia. Other past/former or defunct pageants from international, continental and regional some are not included in the list due to lack of information's and history.