World | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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.
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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday September 3, 2013
About 150 hardliners protested in the Indonesian capital Jakarta today against the Miss World beauty pageant.
World | 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 | 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.
World | Associated Press | Sunday January 13, 2013
Mallory Hagan won the Las Vegas beauty pageant Saturday night after tap dancing to James Brown's "Get Up Off of That Thing" and answering a question about whether armed guards belong in grade schools by saying we should not fight violence with violen...
World | Associated Press | Friday January 11, 2013
Win or lose on Saturday, Miss America contestant Allyn Rose will have conveyed a message about breast cancer prevention using her primary tool as a beauty queen: her body.
World | Associated Press | Tuesday November 27, 2012
A 20-year-old state beauty queen died in a gun battle between soldiers and the alleged gang of drug traffickers she was traveling with in a scene befitting the hit movie "Miss Bala," or "Miss Bullet," about Mexico's not uncommon ties between narcos a...
World | Associated Press | Monday June 4, 2012
A 20-year-old cellist from Rhode Island won the Miss USA crown and will represent the United States in this year's Miss Universe pageant after embracing transgender beauty queens.