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Miss Spain Crowned Miss World 2015 (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 12.19.2015 | Style

A 23-year-old student from Barcelona has been crowned Miss World 2015. Mireia Lalaguna Royo, 23, received the crown Saturday night in Sanya, China, ma...

Miss World: I'm Being Targeted By China

Reuters | Nico Pitney | Posted 11.10.2015 | World

Canada's China-born Miss World contestant said on Tuesday her visa to travel to the beauty pageant at a Chinese resort has been delayed and her fathe...

How Beauty Pageants Both Helped and Hurt Me at the Same Time

Sarah Hillware | Posted 06.03.2015 | Women
Sarah Hillware

The real competition should lie in community service hours logged, charity dollars raised, and persons inspired. Women should be judged based on character and contributions, instead of looks.

Miss World Linor Abargil Spoke Up About Being Raped, Now Everyone Can See Her Bravery

Cecilia Peck | Posted 08.11.2014 | Entertainment
Cecilia Peck

During her reign as Miss World, Linor had to testify against the rapist in a difficult, public trial. When the guilty verdict came in, Linor turned to a news camera in the courtroom and said to all the women in Israel that if she could do it, they could too.

Priyanka Chopra: An Exclusive Interview

Nova Lorraine | Posted 07.14.2014 | Entertainment
Nova Lorraine

Through her successful film career, she has become one of the highest paid Bollywood actresses and a smash success on the international scene.

Miss Philippines Wins Miss World In Indonesia

AP | FIRDIA LISNAWATI | Posted 11.28.2013 | Style

BALI, Indonesia — Miss Philippines, Megan Young, was crowned Miss World on Saturday amid tight security on Indonesia's resort island of Bali, wh...

Muslim Beauty Pageant Features Quran Recitation And Headscarf Styling

Religion News Service | Richard S. Ehrlich | Posted 09.16.2013 | Religion

(RNS) After hardline Islamists voiced opposition to the Miss World contest now being staged in Muslim-majority Indonesia, a rival World Muslimah beaut...

Is Miss Uzbekistan Actually A Beauty Queen Imposter?

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 09.16.2013 | Style

The first-ever Miss Uzbekistan is one of 110 pageant queen hopefuls in the 63rd Miss World Competition. The only problem? Apparently, nobody in Uzbeki...

Islamic Clerics SLAM Miss World Pageant, Call For Ban

AP | NINIEK KARMINI | Posted 08.26.2013 | Religion

JAKARTA, Indonesia -- One of Indonesia's most influential Islamic groups is urging the government to cancel the Miss World pageant scheduled for next ...

Miss World Winner: 'I Don't Believe In Size Zero'

Posted 08.09.2013 | Style

Priyanka Chopra is used to putting her face and body on stage, as both an actress and the winner of the Miss World pageant in 2000. As such, the India...

Donald Trump Talks Bikinis And Burqas

Posted 06.10.2013 | Style

From calling Rosie O'Donnell a "fat pig" to declaring that he would date Ivanka Trump if she wasn't his daughter, Donald Trump is no stranger to sexis...

Beardyman: The Human Drum Machine (VIDEO) | Posted 08.07.2013 | Arts

Darren Foreman, the human drum machine better known as Beardyman, is as much a part of the summer festival circuit as chemically induced happiness a...

Miss World's Big Change For Islam

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 06.07.2013 | Style

In a nod to Indonesia's Muslim population, the Miss World beauty pageant is shedding the bikinis for more conservative wear this September, the Austra...

A New Take On Animal Print

The Huffington Post | Michelle Persad | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

Eva Reuber-Staier is an Austrian actress and former Miss World. While she held the title in 1969 she starred in the Bob Hope USO tour in Vietnam gaini...


AP | Posted 10.18.2012 | World

ORDOS, China -- China's Yu Wenxia has been crowned the 2012 Miss World. This is the second time Miss China has been awarded the title. The last time ...

WATCH: Pageant Contestant Blows Us Away With Insane Beatboxing Skills

Posted 08.15.2012 | Style

When it comes to the talent portion of beauty pageants, the typical menu of items includes singing, dancing, playing a musical instrument and the occa...

PHOTOS: Miss World Really Wishes She Could Be A Nun

The Huffington Post | Jessica Misener | Posted 01.07.2012 | Style

England has crowned some new royalty: Miss Venezuela was awarded the title of Miss World 2011 today in London. 22-year-old Ivian Sarcos of Venezuel...

Venezuela's Beauty Queens Hit The Slopes In Lebanon

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Talk about bringing new meaning to the term "bunny slope" -- Miss World Top Model 2010 Luna Ramos and Adriana Pena, Miss Venezuela 2007, stripped down...

PHOTOS: 18-Year-Old American Wins Miss World

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Text by The Associated Press: The newest Miss World is from the United States. Alexandria Mills, a soft-spoken 18-year-old, was named the winner...

Ten Minutes with: Lynda Carter

Fabio Periera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Fabio Periera

Best known to the world as Wonder Woman, Lynda Carter has been working in showbiz since she was a teenager. She started off in Phoenix as a girl singe...

Kaiane Aldorino, Miss Gibraltar, Miss World 2009 Winner (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

(AP) JOHANNESBURG - Leggy brunette Kaiane Aldorino from Gibraltar has been named as the new Miss World. Aldorino was crowned at a glittering two-hour...

Miss World 2009 Contestants (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

112 beautiful women from around the globe will gather in Johannesburg, South Africa this Saturday for the 2009 Miss World pageant. The contest will be...

Miss California Is Right to Scream Foul

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Miss USA organizers have threatened to snatch Miss California's crown away for violating the "ethical and moral" standards of the pageant. What nonsense.

Mariana Bridi Dies: Miss World Finalist Succumbs After Amputations

AP | BRADLEY BROOKS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil — One month ago, 20-year-old beauty queen Mariana Bridi was living the dream of many young Brazilian women, trading her s...

Mariana Bridi da Costa: Miss World Finalist (PHOTOS) Loses Hands And Feet, Fighting For Life

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

UPDATE, 1-24-09: Mariana Bridi Dies: Miss World Finalist Succumbs After Amputations Read the previous article from January 22, below: SAO PAULO - A...