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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.
» The term almost invariably refers only to contests for women and girls such as the Big Four international beauty pageants.
» The Big Four are: Miss Universe, Miss World, Miss International and Miss Earth
» Miss Universe is an annual international beauty pageant that is run by the Miss Universe Organization.
» It is held in more than 190 countries worldwide.
» The current Miss Universe is Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters of South Africa.Miss Universe 2017 was Iris Mittenaere of France who was crowned on 30 January 2017 in Manila, Philippines.
» The Miss World pageant is the oldest surviving major international beauty pageant. It was created in the United Kingdom by Eric Morley in 1951.
» The current Miss World is Manushi Chhillar of India. Miss World 2017 Stephanie K. Del Valle of Puerto Rico who was crowned on 18 December 2016 in Washington, D.C. United States.
» Miss Earth is an annual international environmental-themed beauty pageant promoting environmental awareness.
» Carousel Productions organized and launched the first Miss Earth beauty pageant in 2001 as an international environmental event with the mission of channeling the beauty pageant entertainment industry as an effective tool to actively promote the preservation of the environment.
» The Miss Earth winner is the spokesperson for the Miss Earth Foundation, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and other environmental organizations.
» It’s headquarter is in Manila, Philippines.
» The current Miss Earth is Katherine Espín of Ecuador who was crowned on 29 October 2016 in Pasay, Philippines.
Miss International (Miss International Beauty or The International Beauty Pageant) is a Tokyo-based international beauty pageant organized by The International Culture Association. The pageant was first held in 1960. Along with Miss World, Miss Universe, and Miss Earth, this pageant is one of the Big Four international beauty pageants- the most coveted beauty titles when it comes to international pageant competitions.
The current Miss International is Kevin Lilliana of Indonesia. Miss International 2017 was Kylie Verzosa from the Philippines who was crowned on October 27, 2016 in Tokyo, Japan.
National Beauty Pageant
Femina Miss India
» Miss India’ or Femina Miss India is a national beauty pageant in India that annually selects representatives to compete in Miss World.
» It is organised by Femina, a women’s magazine published by The Times Group.
» The first Miss India was Pramila (Esther Victoria Abraham), from Calcutta, who won in 1947.
» The current Femina Miss India-2016 is Priyadarshini Chatterjee. Aditi Arya was the Femina Miss India in the year 2015.
|Name of Pageant||Placements||Best Result|
|Miss Universe||23||Winner (1994, 2000)|
|Miss World||25||Winner (1966, 1994, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2018)|
|Miss International||19||1st Runner-up (1960, 1997, 2003)|
|Miss Earth||6||Winner (2010)|
|Miss World||1966||Reita Faria|
|1997||Diana Hayden [Miss India 1997]|
|1999||Yukta Mookhey [Miss India 1999]|
|Miss Universe||1994||Sushmita Sen [Miss India 1994]|
|2000||Lara Dutta [Miss India 2000]|
|Miss Earth||2010||Nicole Faria [Miss India Earth 2010]|
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