World News | Associated Press | Sunday February 1, 2015
A Brazilian beauty pageant took a bizarre turn when the first runner-up snatched the crown off the winner of the Miss Amazon contest, refusing to accept her loss.
World News | Associated Press | Tuesday January 20, 2015
Explosive confrontations are nothing new for Israel and Lebanon, but the latest spat between the longtime foes is perhaps the first to have been caused by an alleged photo-bomb.
Indo-Asian News Service | Thursday January 8, 2015
Former Miss World Aishwarya Rai lauded the organisers of the international beauty pageant for removing the swimsuit round from their competition
World News | Press Trust of India | Friday December 19, 2014
For the first time in 63 years, Miss World pageant has decided to ditch the swimsuit round from its competition from 2015.
246 | Tuesday December 16, 2014
Actress and former Miss World, Aishwarya Rai was honoured at the international beauty pageant for her charity work
247 | Monday December 15, 2014
The 41-year-old actress appeared on stage with her husband Abhishek Bachchan, their daughter Aaradhya and her mother Vrinda Rai
World News | Agence France-Presse | Monday December 15, 2014
Miss South Africa, 22-year-old Rolene Strauss, was crowned Miss World 2014 at the pageant's final in London on Sunday, with an estimated billion viewers watching on television around the globe.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday November 21, 2014
A shaken Honduras buried its Miss World contestant and her sister on Thursday, after the latter's boyfriend shot them in a jealous rage, according to police and media reports.
World News | Associated Press | Thursday November 20, 2014
Tears and anger poured out for the dark-haired beauty who was to have flown to London on Wednesday to represent Honduras at the Miss World pageant, only to be found shot to death with her sister on a remote river bank.
World News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday November 18, 2014
An emcee of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi's high-profile community reception in Sydney landed in a controversy today after a pageant organiser alleged that she had falsely represented herself as a winner of Miss India Australia title.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Sunday October 26, 2014
A former mushroom and poultry farmer has been crowned Miss Uganda following a major rebranding of the annual beauty pageant, which saw the glamour of the catwalk ditched for an army-sponsored boot camp on a farm.
World News | Associated Press | Friday October 10, 2014
Mariana Jimenez, a 20-year-old social communications student, has been crowned as the new Miss Venezuela, surpassing 24 other contestants and winning the right to represent Venezuela in the Miss Universe pageant.
World News | Reuters | Wednesday September 3, 2014
South Korean organizers of the Miss Asia Pacific World pageant threatened to call in the police on Wednesday in their row with dethroned Myanmar beauty queen May Myat Noe, demanding she return a gem-studded tiara from her home country.
World News | Press Trust of India | Sunday June 15, 2014
Indian-origin Dakshnia Agrawal has won the 'Miss Marwadi Nepal 2014' title during the second edition of the pageant in Kathmandu.
Deepu M Kurup | Monday April 7, 2014
Born in Jaipur and raised in Delhi, Koyal says education is as important for her as being Miss India.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Saturday September 28, 2013
Hundreds of Islamic hardliners in Indonesia held a mass prayer session Saturday to express their opposition to Miss World, just before the final of the pageant began on Bali after weeks of protests.
World News | Associated Press | Saturday September 28, 2013
Security is tight ahead of the crowning of Miss World on Indonesia's resort island of Bali, where the event was moved following protests by Muslim hardliner groups.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Thursday September 19, 2013
Muslim women in headscarves and elaborately embroidered dresses took to the stage Wednesday for the finale of an Islamic beauty pageant in Indonesia, a riposte to the Miss World contest that has sparked hardline anger.
India News | Associated Press | Monday September 16, 2013
The first Miss America pageant winner of Indian heritage was cheered by family members halfway around the world.
World News | Associated Press | Monday September 16, 2013
Nina Davuluri, 24, had this to say after winning the Miss America pageant held in Atlantic City on September 15, 2013: "I'm so happy this organization has embraced diversity. I'm thankful there are children watching at home who can finally relate to ...
World News | Agence France-Presse | Saturday September 14, 2013
The Miss World beauty contest, which has attracted fierce opposition by hardline Islamic groups in host country Indonesia, is now facing another challenge - a rival pageant exclusively for Muslims.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday September 3, 2013
About 150 hardliners protested in the Indonesian capital Jakarta today against the Miss World beauty pageant.
World News | Associated Press | Monday August 26, 2013
An Indonesian Islamic group has called on the government to cancel next month's Miss World pageant, saying women exposing skin in a competition violates Muslim teachings.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday June 5, 2013
Contestants at this year's Miss World beauty pageant will not wear bikinis in the parade in a bid to avoid causing offence in Muslim-majority Indonesia, organisers confirmed on Wednesday.