The 55th Miss World Pageant took place on December 10, 2005 in Sanya, China for the third consecutive year. This was one of the most unique pageants to be hosted in the history of Miss World by pageant chairwoman Mrs. Julia Morley. Nine former Miss Worlds judge from 102 contestants for the ultimate woman to be crowned Miss World 2005 by former Miss World from Peru, María Julia Mantilla García. Additionally, this year six continental winners were chosen by public or viewer votes through the Internet and as well as telephone and SMS voting. ...more on Wikipedia about "55th Miss World Pageant"
A beauty contest or beauty pageant is a competition between people that is based largely, though not always entirely, on the beauty of their physical appearance. Almost invariably, competitions for men and women are separate events, and those for men are not referred to as beauty contests except derogatorily. Those for women are more common, and winners are called beauty queens. Beauty contests for men, like Mr. Universe, are traditionally body building contests. In the 1990s, male beauty contests focusing more on the physical beauty and attractiveness of the contestants have emerged; these include Mr. World and Manhunt International. There are also beauty contests for children; they are controversial, in particular if the term sexy is used and/or the children (mostly females) are dressed in no more than a swimsuit or frilly dresses. The term prosti-tot came into being after the still unsolved murder of JonBenét Ramsey. ** ...more on Wikipedia about "Beauty contest"
The Big Four pageants are: Miss Universe, Miss World, Miss Earth, and Miss International. ...more on Wikipedia about "Big Four pageants"
Binibining Pilipinas or Miss Philippines is the most prestigious beauty pageant in the Philippines. Winners of this pageant often go on to compete in many international beauty pageants. It is the official Philippine franchise holder of the Miss Universe pageant since 1964, Miss International since 1968, and the Miss World pageant since 1992. One of its main organizers is Maria Stella Márquez Zawadzky (more commonly known as Madame Stella Araneta), winner of the first Miss International beauty pageant. ...more on Wikipedia about "Binibining Pilipinas"
Janice McDonald (born 1959) is a former Miss South Carolina USA. A native of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, she is the daughter of Dorothy McDonald and the late Weyman McDonald. Janice was a 20 year old senior at the University of South Carolina, majoring in broadcast journalism, when she won the title of Miss South Carolina USA in 1979. During her year as Miss South Carolina USA she competed in the Miss USA Pageant in Biloxi, Mississippi, and traveled throughout the state for appearances. ...more on Wikipedia about "Janice McDonald"
The Miss Alabama USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state Alabama in the Miss USA pageant. ...more on Wikipedia about "Miss Alabama USA"
The Miss Alaska USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state Alaska in the Miss USA pageant. ...more on Wikipedia about "Miss Alaska USA"
The Miss America pageant (not to be confused with the similar Miss USA pageant) is a long-standing competition which awards prizes to young female contestants from the states of the United States of America. The first prize winner of the national pageant is awarded the title of "Miss America" for one year. ...more on Wikipedia about "Miss America"
Miss Asia Pageant, organized by the Asia Television Limited (ATV, a broadcast company in Hong Kong), organized this event since 1985. Since 2004, it became an event for not just Hong Kong, but Asia, as it became an event for pagneants from other parts of Asia to participate. Until 2005, pagneants have came from these countries or regions: Hong Kong, Mainland China, Thailand, Philippines, South Korea, Japan, India, Singapore, Lebanon, Uzbekian, Kazakhstan, and Vietnam. Apart from Champion, First-Runner up and Second Runner-up, Third Runner-up and different awards are awarded occasionally. ...more on Wikipedia about "Miss Asia Pageant"
Miss Australia is the title for the winner of the Miss Australia Quest/Awards, which ran from 1954 until 2000, when the last "Miss Australia" was called. ...more on Wikipedia about "Miss Australia"
Miss Barbados Universe is the pageant for selecting a delegate to represent Barbados at the Miss Universe pageant. It is the most prestigious pageant in a country that has many beauty pageants. ...more on Wikipedia about "Miss Barbados Universe"
The Miss Belgium (Dutch: Miss België, French: Miss Belgique) contest is the largest national beauty pageant of Belgium and has been held since 1969. It is responsible for selecting the country's representatives to the Miss World (winner), Miss Universe (1st runner-up) and Miss International pageants. ...more on Wikipedia about "Miss Belgium"
The Miss Black America pageant is a competition for young Black American women in areas such as speech, talent, style, and poise, essentially the Black version of the popular Miss America pageant. ...more on Wikipedia about "Miss Black America"
The Miss Brasil Pageant is a beauty contest that has been held every year since 1954 between winners of the Brazilian state pageants. The winner of Miss Brasil competes in the Miss Universe contest, the runner-up competes in the Miss World, and the second runner-up competes in the Miss International. ...more on Wikipedia about "Miss Brasil"
The Miss California USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state California in the Miss USA pageant. ...more on Wikipedia about "Miss California USA"
Miss Caribe Hibiscus is a beauty contest held in St. Lucia every December. Countries from the Caribbean and Latin America participate. Peru has won the contest two years in a row. ...more on Wikipedia about "Miss Caribe Hibiscus"
The Miss Chinese International Pageant was established by TVB the #1 Hong Kong broadcasting network in Hong Kong. All contestants have to be at least 17 years old and can't be over 25 years old (similar to Miss Hong Kong). The contestants have t be winners of cities around the world including Hong Kong,Toronto,Vancouver,New York,Seattle,Chicago,and more. You have to win their city pageant in order to represent their city in Hong Kong. This pageant is usually held in January/February. The number of contestants range from 17 to 27. The first winner was from Hong Kong Miss Michelle Reis. She is known for the most beautifulest Miss Hong Kong. For the most top 3 placements it goes to Hong Kong with 11. However Vancouver has the honor to be the most beautiful Miss Chinese International City and has a total number of 4 winners in the last 5 years(back to back!). Hope more and more cities around the world join this pageant so Miss Chinese International Pageant could be the the 5th international after Miss Universe, World, International, and Earth. ...more on Wikipedia about "Miss Chinese International"
Miss Colombia is officially known as the Concurso Nacional de Belleza of Colombia, namely the National Contest of Beauty. It is the most significant pageant in a country that, like neighboring Venezuela, gives incredible weight to beauty contests. The Miss Colombia pageant elects representatives to Miss Universe and Miss International. The Miss Mundo Colombia pageant is a separate and smaller event that sends Colombia's representative to Miss World. The Miss Earth Colombia pageant is a separate yet sizable country-wide search for Colombia's representative to Miss Earth. ...more on Wikipedia about "Miss Colombia"
Miss Earth is the third largest international pageant competition among women from countries around the world, after Miss Universe and Miss World. It has already more than 80 participating countries just like Miss Universe. ...more on Wikipedia about "Miss Earth"
Miss Europe is an annual, regional beauty pageant among female contestants from the nations of the European continent. Most contestants won their respective national contests for Miss Universe, Miss World, and Miss Earth and participated as supplemental training for their respective competitions. If the titleholders have not succeeded in winning their international titles, titleholders eventually compete for the Miss Europe crown, such as the case of France's Elodie Gossuin who placed in the Top 10 at Miss Universe 2001 yet won the Miss Europe title in the subsequent year. ...more on Wikipedia about "Miss Europe"
The Miss Florida USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state Florida in the Miss USA pageant. ...more on Wikipedia about "Miss Florida USA"
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The Miss France pageant is a long-standing competition which awards prizes to young women contestants from France. Since the 1950s, Miss France winners competed in the Miss Universe pageant. The organization lost the right to send a delegate in the 2003 edition of the international competition after a dispute with a rival pageant organization. In 2004, Endemol, the new co-owner and broadcaster of the Miss France and Miss Europe pageants regained the right to send its titleholders to Miss Universe. ...more on Wikipedia about "Miss France"
The Miss Georgia USA competition is the pageant that selects the represetative for the state Georgia in the Miss USA pageant. ...more on Wikipedia about "Miss Georgia USA"
The Miss Hong Kong Pageant (香港小姐競選 or simply 港姐), or simply MHK, is a beauty pageant organised by the leading Hong Kong television station, Television Broadcasts (TVB). ...more on Wikipedia about "Miss Hong Kong Pageant"
The Miss Illinois USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state Illinois in the Miss USA pageant. ...more on Wikipedia about "Miss Illinois USA" shortopedia, it's as simple as that! shortopedia
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