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'Miss World Pageant' - 26 News Result(s)

  • Controversy Over Emcee of PM Modi's Sydney Reception

    Controversy Over Emcee of PM Modi's Sydney Reception

    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.

  • Former Farmer Crowned as New Miss Uganda

    Former Farmer Crowned as New Miss Uganda

    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.

  • Miss Venezuela Pageant Reflects Country's Hard Times

    Miss Venezuela Pageant Reflects Country's Hard Times

    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.

  • Dethroned Myanmar Beauty Queen, Pageant Officials Tussle Over Tiara

    Dethroned Myanmar Beauty Queen, Pageant Officials Tussle Over Tiara

    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.

  • Miss India Koyal Rana has Bollywood, Miss World on wish list

    Miss India Koyal Rana has Bollywood, Miss World on wish list

    Born in Jaipur and raised in Delhi, Koyal says education is as important for her as being Miss India.

  • Fresh protests in Indonesia ahead of Miss World final

    Fresh protests in Indonesia ahead of Miss World final

    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.

  • Security tightened at the venue of Miss World pageant in Indonesia

    Security tightened at the venue of Miss World pageant in Indonesia

    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.

  • Muslim beauty pageant challenges Miss World contest

    Muslim beauty pageant challenges Miss World contest

    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.

  • In India, cheers for new Miss America Nina Davuluri

    In India, cheers for new Miss America Nina Davuluri

    The first Miss America pageant winner of Indian heritage was cheered by family members halfway around the world.

  • Angry tweets question Nina Davuluri, Indian-origin winner of Miss America

    Angry tweets question Nina Davuluri, Indian-origin winner of Miss America

    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 ...

  • Now, a pageant that is 'Islam's answer to Miss World'

    Now, a pageant that is 'Islam's answer to Miss World'

    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.

  • Indonesian hardliners protest against Miss World beauty pageant

    Indonesian hardliners protest against Miss World beauty pageant

    About 150 hardliners protested in the Indonesian capital Jakarta today against the Miss World beauty pageant.

  • Indonesian clerics call for ban of Miss World competition

    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.

  • Miss World axes bikinis for this year's contest

    Miss World axes bikinis for this year's contest

    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.

  • Brooklyn native Mallory Hagan wins Miss America crown

    Brooklyn native Mallory Hagan wins Miss America crown

    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...

  • Miss America contestant pursuing double mastectomy

    Miss America contestant pursuing double mastectomy

    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.

  • Mexican beauty queen killed in shootout

    Mexican beauty queen killed in shootout

    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...

  • Meet the new Miss USA

    Meet the new Miss USA

    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.

  • Miss Venezuela wins Miss World crown

    Miss Venezuela wins Miss World crown

    Miss Venezuela, Ivian Lunasol Sarcos Colimenares, was crowned the 2011 winner of the Miss World beauty pageant at a glittering final ceremony in London on Sunday.

  • Beauty queen loses title over nude photo

    A beauty pageant winner in Britain has lost her crown over her nude photo on Facebook. But she insists she was not fully nude.Charlotte Campbell's Facebook photo led her to lose her Miss York City title. She was accused of breaking competition rules about pictures in the buff. Campbell, 23, said the...

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