Miss Bangladesh or well-known as "Miss World Bangladesh" is a beauty pageant in Bangladesh. It sends a Bangladesh representative to Miss World; the Miss Bangladesh Contest was first organized in 1994, but the event did not attract national media attention. In 1994, Anika Taher first represented Bangladesh at the beauty pageant Miss World 1994 held in Sun City, South Africa. Shaila Simi was awarded the Miss Ruposhi Dhaka, Bangladesh award in 1998. Sonia Gazi received media attention. Tabassum Ferdous Shaon, who participated in the Miss World 2001 in South Africa was the last Bangladeshi contestant. Bangladesh has not sent a representative to Miss World since 2001; the pageant returned for one year in 2007 and was organized by Apurbo.com and sponsored by Motherland Group/Cinevision. However, the winner did not take part in Miss World. After 16 years Antar Showbiz was created Miss World Bangladesh to give Bangladesh the opportunity to participate in the "Miss World" pageant again. Color key Miss Bangladesh at Miss World from 1.
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Miss Earth is an annual international environmental-themed beauty pageant promoting environmental awareness. Along with Miss World, Miss Universe, Miss International, this pageant is one of the Big Four international beauty pageants – the most coveted beauty titles when it comes to international pageant competitions; the reigning titleholders dedicate their year to promote specific projects and address issues concerning the environment and other global issues through school tours, tree planting activities, street campaigns, coastal clean ups, speaking engagements, shopping mall tours, media guesting, environmental fairs, storytelling programs to children, eco-fashion shows, other environmental activities. The Miss Earth winner is the spokesperson for the Miss Earth Foundation, the United Nations Environment Programme and other environmental organizations; the Miss Earth Foundation works with the environmental departments and ministries of participating countries, various private sectors and corporations, as well as Greenpeace and the World Wildlife Foundation.
The current Miss Earth is Nguyễn Phương Khánh of Vietnam, crowned on November 3, 2018. Carousel Productions organized and launched the first Miss Earth beauty pageant in 2001 as an international environmental event with the mission of channeling the beauty pageant entertainment industry as an effective tool to promote the preservation of the environment. Miss Earth is one of the three largest beauty pageants in the world in terms of the number of national-level competitions to participate in the world finals along with its rivals Miss Universe and Miss World; the pageant has tie-ins with Philippine government agencies, such as the Philippine Department of Tourism, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority, as well as international environmental groups such as the United Nations Environment Programme and the American Global Release, to further its environmental advocacy. Those who participate in the pageant are involved with environmental causes.
The pageant winner is expected to be involved in international projects, which are promoted during the pageant's broadcast. The delegates take part in tree planting ceremonies and cultural immersion programs, sponsor visits and tours. In October 2001, Miss Earth adopted the slogan "Beauties For a Cause", but it was in 2003 that the first "beauty for a cause" prize was awarded. In 2004, the Miss Earth Foundation was created to further the pageant's causes and to work with local and international groups and non-governmental organizations that are involved in conservation and improvement of the environment; the Miss Earth Foundation campaign focuses on educating young people in environmental awareness. Its major project, “I Love Planet Earth School Tour", teaches and distributes educational aids for school children; the Miss Earth pageant has grown with more countries participating each year. The number of national Miss Earth pageants has grown on every continent as well. In 2006 the Miss Earth pageant started to co-host the United Nations Environment Programme's Champions of the Earth, annual international environment awards established in 2005 by the United Nations to recognize outstanding environmental achievers and leaders at a policy level.
In 2006, the host country Chile failed to meet the requirements of the host committee. Since it began, the pageant has been held in the Philippines, either in October or November, televised nationwide via ABS-CBN and Studio 23 with international delayed telecasts in more than 80 countries via Star World and The Filipino Channel. On November 4, 2008, the first Miss Earth Eco-Fashion Design Competition was launched by the Miss Earth Foundation as an annual event for professional and non-professional fashion designers to come up with designs that are eco-friendly; the outfit designs are made from recyclable, natural materials, organic materials, eco-chic designs or patterns that can be worn in everyday life or are runway worthy. In 2003, Vida Samadzai, an Afghan woman, now residing in the United States, received press attention after she competed in a red bikini. Samadzai was the first Afghan woman to compete in an international beauty pageant in three decades, but the fact that she wore a bikini caused an uproar in her native country.
In 2005, a Pakistani beauty queen, Naomi Zaman, was the first Miss Pakistan World winner to participate in Miss Earth, is the first delegate from Pakistan to compete in any major international pageant. Beauty pageants are frowned upon in Pakistan. Miss Tibet Earth 2006, Tsering Chungtak, the first Tibetan to represent Tibet in any major international beauty pageant, made headlines when she drew international attention towards the Tibetan struggle for freedom, she advocated for the boundaries of acceptable social etiquette towards modernity, in a traditionally conservative Tibetan culture, where most grown women wear ankle-length dresses. Her participation in the pageant received approval from the Dalai Lama. Carousel Productions licensed the Miss Cuba organization in 2007 to select the first Cuban representative at Miss Earth. Ariana Barouk won. In 2007, Miss Earth made history when delegates from China, Hong Kong, Macau and Tibet all competed together for the first time in an international pageant in spite of political sensitivities.
In 2008, the Buddhist Kingdom of Bhutan, one of the world's most isolated nations, sent its first Miss Bhutan, Tsokye Tsomo Karchun. Rwanda sent its first Miss Rwanda national winner, Cynthia A
Miss Angola is a national beauty pageant in Angola. Miss Angola is Angola's national pageant, founded in 1997. Angola has competed at Miss Universe since 1998 and has had two top fifteen placements, a top ten placement and a Miss Universe in 2011,with Leila Lopes, it has had great success in Miss World as well, with three straight top 5/6 finishes from 2006-8: a first runner-up position with Micaela Reis in 2007 and a third runner-up with Brigith dos Santos in 2008, a top 6 finish with Stiviandra Oliveira in 2006. *Began 2013 Miss Angola only sends its winner to Miss Universe. On September 12, 2011, Leila Lopes was crowned Miss Universe in São Paulo, receiving the title from the former Miss Universe Ximena Navarrete of Mexico, she is the 60th Miss Universe titleholder, is the first Angolan woman to hold the position. Lopes is the seventh woman of African descent to win the title since the beginning of the worldwide pageant and the fourth African woman from the African continent to win following Mpule Kwelagobe, Miss Universe 1999 from Botswana.
Lopes became the first woman from Angola to win a "Big Four" beauty pageant. Color key The winner of Miss Angola represents her country at Miss Universe. On occasion, when the winner does not qualify for either contest, a runner-up is sent. In 2006, Miss Angola 2005 did not compete at Miss Universe, due to minimum age recruitment, the 1st Runner-up took the title for replacing her at the pageant. In 2006-2007, Miss Angola winners competed at Miss World pageant; as of 2012, Comite Miss Angola has created a separate pageant called "Miss Angola Mundo" to select its representative for Miss World 2013. The pageant was held for the first time on August 24, 2012, in Luanda and the winner was Maria Castelo who represented Angola in Miss World 2013 in Indonesia on September 28, 2013. In 2017 Miss Angola is no longer holding Miss World franchise; the new franchise of Miss World Angola has held the contest of Miss Mundo Angola competition. The Miss World Angola is in under Miss CPLP Angola Organisation; this is a list of Angola's representatives and their placements at the Big Four international beauty pageants, considered the most important in the world.
The country has won one of the four beauty pageants: One — Miss Universe crownThe criteria for the Big Four inclusion is based on specific standards such as the pageants global prominence and prestige approved by worldwide media, the quality and quantity of crowned delegates recognized by international franchisees and pageant aficionados, the winner's post pageant activities. Color key × Did not compete↑ No pageant held Miss Universe country participation lists. Miss World country participation lists. Miss International country participation lists. Miss Earth country participation lists
Miss Universe Albania
Miss Universe Albania is a national beauty pageant in Albania. Albania debuted at Miss Universe in 2002 with the Miss Albania organization as the official franchise holder; the organization held national pageant yearly up into 2006. Beginning in 2007, the franchise license was given to the official photographer of Miss Universe, Fadil Berisha who happened to be from Albania. At this point Fadil created the "Miss Universe Albania" organization and would held occasional yearly national pageant or in some cases, designate a participant to represent Albania at Miss Universe. Fadil would continue to be the national director until 2013. In 2014 Eduart Deda acquired the Miss Universe franchise license in Albania and also the Miss World franchise license; the company would held yearly national pageants where two winners were crowned to compete at Miss Universe and Miss World. The company would held the license of Miss World until 2017. In 2018, the Miss World license was given to Vera Grabocka, the national director of Miss World in Albania between 2006-2013, while Eduart Deda only held the Miss Universe license.
On May 11, 2012, Miss World national director, Vera Grabocka and Miss Universe national director Fadil Berisha held a joint Mister & Miss Albania pageant where two contestants were crowned at the same event. In 2013 Agnesa Vuthaj, a former Miss Albania herself, acquired the license for Miss Earth in Albania and together with Fadil Berisha, organized the Miss Universe Albania pageant where the runner-up was given the title of "Miss Earth Albania 2013". Color Key Color Key Since 2016, the first runner-up in the Miss Universe Albania competition is sent to Miss World. From 2002 to 2012, the representative was either selected from the separate Miss Albania competition or was appointed. Color Key Declared as Winner Ended as Runner-Up Ended as one of the Finalists or Semifinalists Anisa Kospiri was the first Albanian delegate at the Miss Universe pageant, she went to compete in San Juan, Puerto Rico and in the grand final she was the first girl to be called in the Top 10. She scored 8.51 and 8.34 respectively.
However, her average score was not high enough for her to advance in the next phase of the competition. Until 2010 she held the record of the highest placing Albanian candidate in the Miss Universe pageant. On October 2013, Miss Universe Albania, Fioralba Dizdari withdrew from the Miss Universe 2013 pageant out of respect for Miss Universe Kosovo having to withdraw as Russia did not recognize Kosovo as an independent country and thus the contestant would be denied entrance into Russia, but on October 8, 2014, Miss Universe Albania 2014 was back to Miss Universe with Zhaneta Byberi as the crowned beauty pageant titleholder. Miss Universe Kosovo Official website
Miss Universe Australia
Miss Universe Australia is a national Beauty pageant that has selected Australia's representative to the Miss Universe pageant. The Miss Universe name is a registered trade name owned by the Miss Universe Organization, owned since 1996 by Donald Trump and NBC. In 2015, after Trump made statements about illegal aliens from Mexico in his presidential campaign kickoff speech, NBC ended its business relationship with Trump and stated that they will no longer air the pageant, or the Miss USA pageant, on their networks. Since 1992, Jim Davie, a distributor of swimwear and athletic wear, has been managing the Miss Australia Awards. In 2002, Davie obtained the licence from the Miss Universe Organisation to select Miss Universe Australia to represent Australia at international Miss Universe pageants; the new national director of the Miss Universe Australia Organisation is Troy Barbagallo of Pink Tank Events. Pink Tank have managed the Miss Universe Western Australia pageant since 2009 and was rewarded for their best in world platform with the national job in February 2016.
Barbagallo is a director of Barbagallo Group, luxury motor vehicle group and The Horologist, a leading luxury watch dealer. Barbagallo founded Box Magazine in 2003. A Miss Universe Australia pageant is held each year to select a young woman to represent Australia at the international Miss Universe pageant. Contestants to the national pageant come from each of the States and Territories of Australia, which are described as regions or divisions, represent that State or Territory. In 2016 there are over 220 participants in the national pageant of which 30 are competing in the National Final; the international Miss Universe pageants started in 1952. Until 2000, while the Miss Australia Awards were held, the winners of the Miss Australia pageant would represent Australia at international Miss Universe pageants, but Australia did not have a representative in each year's event. In 1952 Leah MacCartney was the first Miss Universe Australia, she was Miss Victoria and elected as Miss Universe Australia 1952 on 16 June 1952 in Melbourne.
In 1958 the independent pageant selected Miss Universe Australia. Miss Universe Australia partnered to Australian Photographic Agency. In 1964 and 1965 Miss Universe Australia selected by Agency casting in Melbourne. Between 1968 and 1976 the winners of Quest of Quests Dream Girl Australia represented Australia at Miss Universe. Between 1977 and 1990 the winners of Miss Australia Beauty or Miss Universe Australia by TVW Enterprises represented Australia at Miss Universe. There was no Australian entrant to the Miss Universe pageant in 1991 and 2001. In 2002 through 2004, the Australian representative to the Miss Universe pageant was chosen by a national pageant held in Sydney, organised by Adpro Management Group; the national Miss Universe Australia pageant came under new management in 2005. Of the 307 who participated at the state level, 24 made it to the national pageant, Michelle Guy became Miss Universe Australia 2005. There have been two Miss Universe title holders from Australia: Kerry Anne Wells in 1972 and Jennifer Hawkins in 2004.
Welles entered the Miss Universe pageant as Miss Australia. In February 2016, was announced that the new director of Miss Universe Australia is Troy Barbagallo, appointed by IMG. Color Key Miss Universe Australia 2017 Australia at major beauty pageants Footnotes Sources"Aussie top three in Miss Universe". BigPond News. 25 August 2010. Retrieved 13 February 2011. Official Miss Universe Australia website The Gorgeous Ladies of Miss Universe Australia 2012 Madeline Taylor: Hot fave for Miss Universe Australia 2012! Miss Universe Australia 2012 Renae Ayris Appears on the cover of GCMAG in June 2012
Miss Universe Canada
Miss Universe Canada or "Beauties of Canada" is a national beauty pageant in Canada. Beauties of Canada Organization gained the exclusive rights to send a Canadian representative to the Miss Universe Pageant in 2002. Created by Brandon Mclennan, the company President is Nicaraguan-born Canadian Denis Davila; the Miss Universe Canada contest was first held in 2003, with the first winner being Leanne Marie Cecile. Cecile made the Top 10 in Miss Universe 2003. Natalie Glebova was crowned the winner in 2005 and went on to become Miss Universe 2005. Glebova's successor Alice Panikian was viewed as a strong contender to win the 2006 Miss Universe crown and placed in the Top 10. In 2010, Miss Universe Canada made headlines when Maria Al-Masani, the first beauty pageant contestant of Yemeni origin, competed; this was controversial due to accommodating her religious beliefs by allowing her to wear a semi-transparent sarong over her swimsuit. In 2012, CNN World News named her one of its eight "agents of change" to follow, the only Canadian to receive that designation.
The 2012 contest was accused of transphobia after disqualifying a transgender contestant, Jenna Talackova, for not being a "naturally born female". A spokesperson from Miss Universe Canada released a statement saying she was disqualified because on her entry form she stated she was born a female, not the case. Talackova was let back into the competition. After this, Sahar Biniaz dropped out of the Miss Universe pageant a few days prior to it starting, having hurt her foot. Adwoa Yamoah, the first runner-up, replaced her and competed in Miss Universe 2012. On May 27, 2013, two days after the Miss Universe Canada 2013 pageant, it was announced that Denise Garrido was the winner; as it turned out, Garrido was 3rd runner-up and due to a mathematical error was named the winner. Calgary's Riza Santos was the actual winner. During the validation of the computerized scoring results, a typo was discovered in the top five entries, which impacted the final results of the competition. Colour key Note: 2012: Sahar Biniaz did not compete at Miss Universe 2012 due to a foot injury.
Color key The following is a list of all Miss International Canada titleholders in under Beauties of Canada or Miss Universe Canada since 2003. Note: 2016: Amber Bernachi won Miss Eco International 2017 in Egypt. Color key The Canadian Search Miss Universe or Miss Canadian Universe was hosted by Terry Lynn Meyer, a former Miss Canada and Seanna Collins; the special entertainment guests were Dendra Taylor. After Miss Canada stopped the annual pageant in 1993, the new franchise was taken by former Miss Canada, Terry Lynn Meyer; the Miss Canada pageant obtained the franchise for the Miss Universe Pageant in 1978, when that year's first runner-up, Andrea Leslie Eng, competed internationally. From 1979 to the final contest, the winners of Miss Canada went on to compete. Miss Canada 1982, Karen Baldwin, being the only Miss Canada to win Miss Universe; the show was popular in the 1970s, with up to 5 million viewers, but declined in the 1980s, until it was cancelled. Producers of the show cited mounting production costs, as the reason for cancellation, along with the absence of host Jim Perry, who went into semi-retirement after the 1991 pageant.
The last winner was Miss Canada 1992 Nicole Dunsdon from British Columbia. Between 1969 to 1977 the Miss Dominion of Canada pageant originated when the Bruno family of Ancaster, Ontario obtained franchise rights to select and send Canada's exclusive representatives to Miss Universe; the winner of Miss Dominion of Canada competed to Miss Universe. The Miss Universe franchise in Canada was taken over by the nationally televised Miss Canada contest in 1978. In 1952 Miss Toronto 1951 competed to Miss Universe 1952. Between 1952 and 1958 Miss Universe Canada selected by Miss Toronto Organization in Canada. In 1957 Miss Toronto won the Miss Canada and went to Miss Universe in the USA. On occasion, when the winner does not qualify a runner-up is sent. Miss Earth Canada Miss World Canada Canada at major beauty pageants Official Miss Universe Canada website
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. Along with Miss World, Miss Universe, Miss Earth, this pageant is one of the Big Four international beauty pageants; the Miss International Organization and the brand are owned, along with Miss International Japan, by ICA and Miss Paris Group. The current Miss International is Mariem Velazco of Venezuela, crowned on 9 November 2018 in Tokyo, Japan; the pageant was created in Long Beach, United States in 1960 after the departure of the Miss Universe pageant to Miami Beach. Hosted in Long Beach until 1967, the pageant moved to Japan from 1968–1970, being hosted each year in the same city as the Expo'70. For 1971, it was held in Long Beach again, but since that time it has been held annually in Japan until 2003.
Since 2004, it is held in Japan. The first winner of the pageant in 1960 was Stella Araneta of Colombia; the pageant is called "Miss International Beauty". Contestants are expected to serve as "Ambassadors of Peace and Beauty", demonstrating tenderness, friendship, intelligence, ability to take action, most a great international sensibility; the ultimate goal of the Miss International beauty pageant is to promote world peace and understanding. The winner of Miss International 2012, Ikumi Yoshimatsu of Japan was dethroned and did not crown her successor due to contract dispute with another talent agency; the organization has been criticized for not standing up for asking Ikumi Yoshimatsu, Miss International 2012, to skip the succession ceremony and "play sick and shut up" in order to avoid a scandal with a Japanese production company whose president was harassing Yoshimatsu. Mikimoto Crown — The crown was again used when Valerie Hernandez of Puerto Rico crowned Edymar Martinez of Venezuela as Miss International 2015.
Pearl Crown - This crown was used from 1999-2005 and 2007-2014. Crystal Crown - In 2006, Daniela di Giacomo of Venezuela was crowned. List of beauty contests "Miss International Trivia: Surprising Facts And Controversies". Yibada. 14 October 2015. Retrieved 7 April 2016. Official english website Official japanese website