Globally several beauty pageants hold annually around the world. Here are the top nine that have maintained a high standard of distinction and prestige.
Below are the top 9.
- Miss Universe is an annual international beauty pageant that is run by the American-based Miss Universe Organization. It airs in more than 190 countries worldwide and seen by more than half a billion people annually
2. Miss World is the oldest running international beauty pageant. It was created in the United Kingdom by Eric Morley in 1951. Since his death in 2000, Morley’s widow, Julia Morley, has co-chaired the pageant.
3. Miss Earth is an annual international environmental-themed beauty pageant promoting environmental awareness.
The reigning titleholders dedicate their year to promote specific projects and often address issues concerning the environment.
4. Miss International is a Japanese-based international beauty pageant organized by The International Culture Association. The pageant was first held in 1960. Miss International is the fourth largest pageant in the world in terms of having crowned national winners to participate in the international contest.
5. Miss Supranational was born in 2009, with its first edition held in the city of Płock (Poland). … The duties of Miss Supranational are to work for charitable causes as well as travelling the world promoting tourism, goodwill among all nations and a healthy image.
6.Miss Grand International (MGI) has now become the world’s leading international beauty pageant. Under the corporation and sponsorship from governments and organizations that will make a stand for the betterment of humanity.
7.Miss Asia Pacific International is a beauty pageant headquartered in Manila, Philippines after a successful rebirth in 2016. It is the oldest such pageant in Asia currently headed by Jacqueline Tan-Sainz.
8. The Miss Polo International is a beauty pageant on the platform of the Polo game, its aim is to crown a young lady as an Ambassador to carry out charitable acts in improving education globally. It is the first International pageant to originate from Nigeria with 5 continents in participation in its maiden edition. It was founded by Mrs Ibife Alufohai.
9. The Miss Multiverse Reality TV program is broadcasted in large parts of Latin America and the United States – The program showcases the fun, adventures, moments in the cat walk, posing for fashion photographers, the highlights of success in a group of beautiful models jearney to the crown.
10.Commonwealth Pageants South 9Africa was created for women of all ages to become Ambassadors within South Africa and the broader International community. To empower women with the knowledge to bring change to communities in need.
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