List of beauty pageants

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This is a list of beauty pageants from around the world. A beauty pageant or beauty contest is a competition that has traditionally focused on judging and ranking the physical attributes of the contestants, although some contests have evolved to also incorporate personality, intelligence, talent, and answers to judges' questions as judged criteria.[1][2][3] The pageant industry commonly uses three specific courtesy titlesMiss, Ms and Mrs – to clearly identify the difference between pageant divisions. Similar events for men or boys are usually called by other names and are more likely to be bodybuilding contests.

Women's pageants[edit]

International pageants[edit]

Major international pageants[edit]

The following is the list of the world's four major beauty contests in alphabetical order (referred to as the Big Four):[1][2][3][4][5]

Minor international pageants[edit]

List of notable minor international pageants in alphabetical order:

Continental and regional pageants[edit]

Former pageants[edit]

National pageants[edit]

Africa[edit]

Asia[edit]

Europe[edit]

North America[edit]

Oceania[edit]

South America[edit]

Former states[edit]

Men's pageants[edit]

International pageants[edit]

Continental and regional pageants[edit]

National pageants[edit]

Africa[edit]

Asia[edit]

Europe[edit]

North America[edit]

South America[edit]

Other pageants[edit]

Asia[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Miss Earth 2004 beauty pageant". China Daily. Reuters. 2004-10-25. Retrieved 2007-10-23. 
  2. ^ a b "Brazil's Miss World finalist has her hands and feet amputated". English.pravda.ru. 22 January 2009. Retrieved 24 September 2012. 
  3. ^ a b Enriquez, Amee (2 February 2014). "Philippines: How to make a beauty queen". BBC News. Retrieved 3 February 2014. 
  4. ^ "24-year-old former Tian Zhizi elected as "Miss Japan 2011"". Business Times (Hong Kong). 4 July 2011. Retrieved 21 July 2011. 
  5. ^ "Beauty with scandals". The Standard. 21 July 2011. Retrieved 21 July 2011. 
  6. ^ "Belarusian Svetlana Kuznetsova has been named Mrs. Globe 2017 at the 20th edition of the prestigious beauty pageant". Belarus Feed (Online). BelarusFeed Copyright © 2017. December 2016. Retrieved 26 August 2017. 
  7. ^ Changed name to Miss Lindeza in 2017