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This is an international list of beauty pageants around the world. They are categorized according to different criteria and acknowledgement from various government, private institutions and agencies around the globe. The criteria include: 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 include: 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 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. These are the biggest pageants popularly known worldwide and referred to as the "Big Four", "Premier Pageants", "Alpha Four" or "Titan Four" Pageants.
These 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.
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
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.
Miss Diversity UK established in 2013 in Birmingham UK
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.
Note 3: The majority of the past/former/defunct pageants listed were founded in China and Malaysia. Other past/former or defunct international, continental and regional pageants are not included in the list due to lack of information and history.