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Sri Lanka arrests 'Mrs World' over assault

Colombo - Colombo police on Thursday arrested the current "Mrs World" on charges of assault over an on-stage fracas in which she pulled the crown off the head of the new "Mrs Sri Lanka".

Myanmar beauty queen speaks out against military coup

Bangkok - A commitment to "world peace" might be a beauty pageant cliche, but as blood spills in the streets of Myanmar, Miss Grand International contestant Han Lay made a plea Thursday to end the violence in her homeland.

Glamour and equality in Thailand at world's top transgender pageant

Pattaya - After her friends were killed in transphobic attacks at home in Brazil, Ariella Moura's aim was to make a statement against gender discrimination on Saturday at the world's top transgender pageant in Thailand.

First Miss Venezuela crowned after ditching contestants' measurements

Caracas - A 19-year-old student has been crowned Miss Venezuela, becoming the first winner of the annual pageant since it opted not to publish contestants' waist, hip and bust measurements.

Sixth Miss World win draws India level with Venezuela

Sanya - An Indian medical student was crowned Miss World at a glitzy event in a Chinese resort on Saturday, making her country the joint-most successful in the beauty pageant's history.

Iraq gets first beauty queen since 1972

Baghdad - "Some people out there think we don't love life," said Humam al-Obeidi, one of the organisers, as the crowd spilled out of the Baghdad hotel ballroom where the pageant was held.

Chinese paper chides Miss Canada over rights stance

Bejing - Chinese media blasted this year's Miss Canada on Monday over her claim that Beijing froze her out of an international beauty pageant due to her outspoken views on human rights.

Beauty contestant barred over 'Taiwan' sash: Government

Taipei - A beauty contestant from Taiwan has been suspended from an international pageant after Beijing objected to the sash she was wearing, the woman and the government in Taipei said.

Miss USA crowned despite boycott over Trump controversy

Washington - With flashes of flesh and impressive resumes, Miss USA was crowned Sunday, after the pageant was shunned by major networks following controversial comments on Mexican immigrants by presidential candidate Donald Trump.

Op-Ed: Inside America’s beauty pageant scene Special

Panama City - America has seen enough reality TV to have a pretty close idea of what goes on behind the scenes of a beauty pageant; crazy moms, backstabbing contestants sabotaging each other, and shallow brain-dead girls hoping for their fifteen minutes of fame.

Miss Holocaust Survivor crowned in Israel

Haifa - Fourteen women, aged 74 to 97, have competed in a beauty pageant for Holocaust survivors. The pageant is stirring controversy, with organizers calling it "a celebration of life".

Texas pageant winner gets her crown back

A Texas beauty pageant winner, who said officials accused her of being too fat before stripping her of her title, had her crown returned after a court appearance.

Pageant winner in New Zealand stripped of crown for dyeing hair

Wanganui - After she posted a photo of herself with brown hair on Facebook, a 15-year-old girl in New Zealand was told to choose between her new hair colour or her pageant crown.

Chinese police cancel gay pageant

Tonight, the first ever gay pageant in China was cancelled by police moments before it began at Lantung Bar and Bistro in Solana Mall in downtown Beijing.

Miss California's Breast Implants Paid By Beauty Pageant

Another controversy is brewing with Miss California, Carrie Prejean. Reports now indicate she received free breast implants just before the Miss USA competition, and the bill was picked up by the Californian pageant.

Camel beauty pageant in Abu Dhabi

Thousands of camels will be fluttering their long eyelashes and swaying their giant humps in the Al Dhafrah Festival to celebrate Bedouin culture. As much as $40 million (AED) and 143 trucks will be given away.

Vietnam Will Co-Host Miss Earth 2007 With Indonesia and Philippines

According to Thanh Nien Daily’s Editor-In-Chief and VP of the Vietnam National Youth Federation, the country of Vietnam pays very much attention to environmental conservation.

Trump Tried to Dump Because of Baby Bump

Trump wanted to drop Nancy O'Dell as host of the Miss USA Pageant because he doesn't like the way pregnant women look.

Spanish beauty pageant queen loses title for being mother

A beauty pageant in Spain disqualified its winner two weeks after she won her crown after learning she was the mother of a three-year-old boy, sparking criticism from left-wing parties and a governmental woman's institute.

Miss USA

There has been much debate over the upcoming Miss USA. Should the young woman give back her crown? Was her behavior that inappropriate?

Miss Hawaii Crowned Miss America 2001

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ, - Angela Perez Baraquio of Honolulu, Hawaii, was crowned Miss America on Saturday, Oct 14, 2000, in Atlantic City. The 24-year old elementary school teacher,is a graduate of the University of Hawaii-Manoa. She won a $50,000 scholars...

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Miss Alabama  the 2013 Miss USA first runner up
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