Miss Belgium is a national beauty pageant in Belgium. The winner of Miss Belgium automatically represents her country at the Miss Universe and Miss World pageants. Belgian nationality to be never married and without children to have an age of 18 to 23 years, Key: Declared winner Declared runner-up Declared semifinalist Key: Miss Belgium winner Miss Belgium 1st Runner-Up Miss Belgium 3rd Runner-Up The election of Alizee Poulicek, a native speaker of French and Czech, has been linked to the 2007–08 Belgian government formation; the reason is that, during the traditional language test, she failed to understand Dutch. The audience booed her for this; the behaviour of the audience was noted across Europe, the Flemish newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws sarcastically put the headline "Miss Belgium doesn't speak Dutch. Our country is in a deep crisis". Mister Belgium Personality Miss Earth Belgium Miss International Belgium Miss Belgian Beauty Belgium at major beauty pageants Miss België, Miss Belgique, Miss Belgien
Top Model of the World
The Top Model of the World is an international search for the ultimate model. The event started in 1993 in Miami, organised by the Globana Group, it is now managed by the World Beauty Organization. The current Top Model of the World for 2018 is Janet Leyva from Peru. Natália Guimarães, winner of the 2006 edition, resigned her title as she represented Brazil in Miss Universe 2007, she placed there as the 1st runner-up. In 1995 the competition was held outside the USA for the first time; the host was Russia. In 2005, it was held for the first time in Asia, in China. In a spectacular open air show the final of the 2005 event took place in the Humen Park with over 10,000 spectators and the winner was Dominika van Santen from Margarita Island, Venezuela; the event was broadcast live with over 360 million viewers worldwide. In 2006, it was held in China. There, Dominika van Santen crowned Natália Guimarães from Brazil; the 17th Top Model Of The World Pageant was held in the Hohensyburg Casino in Dortmund, Germany from 10–21 February 2010.
Forty three contestants competed in the event in which Carolina Rodriguez who represented Colombia walked away with the first Top Model of the World title for her country. Best Hair Award: Gabriela Concepción Best Skin Award: Gabriela Concepción Photogenic Award: Andreea Elena Stoia Congeniality Award: Alba Dominguez Best Evening Gown: Jennifer Paz Best Body Award: Shanna Armogan Talent Award: Carolina Rodríguez The 18th Top Model Of The World Pageant was held in Usedom Island, Germany in March 16, 2011. 44 contestants competed in the event in which Loredana Violeta Salanța who represented Romania walked away with the first Top Model of the World title for her country. List of beauty contests "Malaika heads for Miss Top Model of the World". News Day. "Christina is'Top Model of the World' Zambia". Zambia Daily Mail. "Pushpika Sandamali brimming with confidence". Sunday Observer "Pushpika to Make a Dream Debut". Archived from the original on 2018-11-17. "Yuen proves she's the next top model". "Baci represents Ghana at the Top Model of the World Pageant".
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Miss Brasil Pageant is a beauty contest, held since 1954 between winners of the pageants in the states of Brazil. The winner of Miss Brazil competes in the Miss Universe; the Miss Brazil, Brazil itself, are responsible for one of the most successful campaigns in history of Miss Universe, with two winners and several runners-up, finalists and semifinalists. It was considered one of the best organized and most successful beauty pageants during the 1950s and 1960s and is believed that much of the fame of the beauty of Brazilian women comes from this; the current Miss Brazil, is from the state of Júlia Horta. Competition to win the crown of Miss Brasil began in the 1920s, following a trend throughout the world during that period. A famous controversy occurred when Miss Brasil 1929 competed in the International Pageant of Pulchritude, known as "Miss Universe" in the 1930s, but failed to place in the competition, much less win; the angered Brazilians hosted their own international pageant in 1930 leading to two separate "Miss Universe" titles that year, not related to the modern Miss Universe competition created in 1952.
In the Brazilian "Miss Universe", Miss Brasil won the title while in the other competition in the USA, Miss United States received the crown of Miss Universe 1930. These competitions, like many others in the world, were discontinued as the Great Depression and World War II diverted the world's attention; the modern Miss Brasil pageant was created in 1954 in the city of Rio de Janeiro. The first edition of Miss Brasil, won by Bahia's representative Martha Rocha, was sponsored by the Folha de S. Paulo newspaper. In the following year, Brazilian media businessman and journalist Assis Chateaubriand took the rights to the Miss Brasil pageant, when the winners qualified to the Miss Universe, Miss World and Miss International pageants; the magnate who created Diários Associados, was responsible for promotion of the national beauties until 1980, when the network Rede Tupi was lost its concession by order of Haroldo de Mattos, Brazilian minister of Communications at the time, due to its bankruptcy. The Miss Brasil first four editions were held in Palácio Quitandinha, Petrópolis.
When Chateaubriand's media group assumed the promotion of pageant, it was massified nationally by its magazines and newspapers coverages in the now defunct O Cruzeiro and O Jornal. All national winners of the pageant in this period were placed into Miss Universe pageant, held in Long Beach, California in the United States. Miss Brazil's golden era began in 1958, when the pageant was moved from Petrópolis to the Federal District at the time, Rio de Janeiro. Rio Grande do Sul's Iêda Maria Vargas and Bahia's Martha Vasconcellos were winners of the 1963 and 1968 editions of Miss Universe; the same year that Vasconcellos was crowned, Guanabara State's Maria da Gloria Carvalho nabbed the Miss International title, while in 1971, Lucia Tavares Petterle was elected Miss World. Adalgisa Colombo and Rejane Vieira Costa were 1st runners up at Miss Universe in 1958 and 1972 respectively.. Due to a fire in a part of Maracanãzinho's structure, the Miss Brazil 1970 pageant winner, Guanabara State's Eliane Fialho Thompson was crowned in an event edition held only one time in Pavilhão de São Cristóvão, in a Carioca northern zone district.
Its edition was the first nationally televised by Rede Tupi via a microwave system powered by Embratel. In 1973, due to lack of public and media interest, possible feminist protests, organizers moved the site to Ginásio Presidente Médici in the country's capital, Brasília; the Miss Brasil 1972 pageant was the last held in Maracanãzinho's dependencies. When the Miss Brasil pageant moved to the federal capital, Brasília, lack of public interest continued from 1973 to last edition in the city, held in 1980. In the 1976 pageant, Helena Rubinstein cosmetics company retired its sponsorship of the Miss Brasil event. So, Catalina Swimwear brand continued its support to organization for some years until the mid-1980s, when the event broadcasting rights were assumed by SBT. All Brazilian presidents of the period received the Miss Brasil state contestants in the Alvorada Palace days before the final nights, hosted by its coordinator at the time, Paulo Max, actress Marly Bueno and telecasted by Tupi and its O&O, TV Brasília.
When the channels of defunct Tupi were redistributed for media businessman and TV animator Sílvio Santos and Russian-Brazilian journalist and owner of Manchete magazine Adolpho Bloch groups, on April 23, 1981, the new network SBT owned the Miss Brasil until 1989. For the Miss Brasil pageant the 1980s was known the most tacky period, by opinion of some fans and television critics; the last top 5 obtained by a Brazilian representative in Miss Universe was in 1981, by the Rio de Janeiro candidate in national pageant, Adriana Alves de Oliveira. Because of the lack of ratings and announcers, SBT retired the promotion of Miss Brasil in April 1990, after the country had not participated in Miss Universe 1990. In this period, Miss Brazil pageant was held in separate pageants for Miss Universe, Miss World and Miss International. SBT telecast to same state pageants, nationwide in Programa Sílvio Santos and locally by th
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
Czech Miss is a national beauty pageant in the Czech Republic. Czech Miss was established in 2005 and is organized and produced by Michaela Maláčová, Miss Czechoslovakia 1991 and director of Miss Marketing s.r.o. From 2005-09, the pageant selected a winner to represent the country in Miss Universe, a first runner up participated in the Miss Earth pageant. In 2010, Czech Miss and its rival pageant, Miss Czech Republic merged under the direction of Maláčová, two winners were selected; the winner of Czech Miss 2010 competed in Miss Universe 2010 and Czech Miss World 2010 vied in Miss World 2010, while the first runner up competed in Miss Earth 2010 pageant. Since 2011 the pageant has selected three winners: Czech Miss, Czech Miss World, Czech Miss Earth to compete in Miss Universe, Miss World, Miss Earth respectively. Since 2016, the pageant no longer crowns Czech Miss World. In 2012, Czech Miss pageant produced an international winner for the first time when Tereza Fajksová won Miss Earth 2012 in the Miss Earth pageant.
Czech Miss sends delegates to participate in the Big Four international beauty pageants including a minor international pageant. Note that the year designates the time Czech Miss has acquired that particular pageant franchise
Miss Egypt is a national beauty pageant in Egypt. The current Miss Egypt is Nariman Khaled, crowned on October 3, 2018; the first Miss Egypt contest was held in 1927. Charlotte Wassef won the competition in 1934 and was crowned Miss Universe 1935 in Brussels; the only Miss Egypt winner that held the title of Miss World was Antigone Costanda, Miss Egypt 1953 and Miss World 1954. Miss Egypt 1954 was Iolanda Gigliotti, who became known as Dalida because of her singing and film career. Since 1986, the pageant has been sponsored by the hair care company Pantene. Many of the winners have found notable careers in television, it introduced models and actresses such as Marina Papaelia and Yolanda Gigliotti. In its 2012 – 2013 edition the pageant was cancelled due to revolutionary conflicts in Egypt. In 2014, Miss Egypt returns after two years absence, organized by Miss Egypt Organization Face to face, Let's Take Care of the Planet, the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism, the Egyptian Tourism Authority. On 27 of August, 2014, the first auditions were held at Sofitel Cairo El Gezirah Hotel, with 79 girls from across the country, The elimination took part over two rounds with 35 girls selected in round 1 and 20 final contestants are to enter the semi-finals, held at Citadel of Salah Ed-Din,then they participated in the qualifiers on the final round for the title of Miss Egypt 2014.
The ceremony was held in Sharm el Sheikh on the 27 of September 2014. Lara Debbane was crowned Miss Egypt 2014 and will represent Egypt in Miss Universe 2014, Amina Ashraf was crowned Miss Egypt World 2014 and Nancy Magdy was crowned Miss Egypt Earth 2014; the following is a list of winners. From 1986 to 2011, Pantene acquired the competition; the pageant has not been held in 2011-2013 and 2015. The following women have represented Egypt in the Big Four international beauty pageants, the four major international beauty pageants for women; these are Miss Universe, Miss International and Miss Earth. As of 2017, the Miss Egypt organisation only has the Miss Universe franchise and will send its winner to Miss Universe. Color key Runner-up went to Miss Universe. Sara El-Khouly was designated by Miss Egypt Organization after the Miss Egypt Contest failed to held in 2011. While Donia Hamed was sent to Miss World 2011 by its organizer. Color key In 2016 the new organizer, Miss Egypt World took over the franchise of Miss World in Egypt.
Color key Color key Charlotte Wassef – International Pageant of Pulchritude 1935 Antigone Costanda – Miss World 1954 Arwa Gouda – Best Model of the World 2004 List of beauty pageants
Miss Dominican Republic
Miss Dominican Republic is a national beauty pageant in Dominican Republic. Miss Dominican Republic Organization has been in operation since 1927. In 1956, the pageant was restarted after crowning models from 1952 until 1955. In 1956, Olga Fiallo from Santiago won, making the Dominican Republic's first representative to Miss Universe. In 1966, the Concurso Nacional de Belleza Dominicana lost its Miss Universe rights for only one year but on that same year it gained their Miss World franchise sending the winner of that year, Jeanette Dotel from San Juan as their first representative. In 1967, the organization decided that the Winner would go to Miss Universe, First Runner-up would enter Miss World and Second Runner-up to a Festival of Latin Beauties in South America; the MRD organization had acquired the Miss International rights, but the organization would only send a representative if the budget allowed them. It wasn't until 1980, when they decided that the Second Runner-up would enter either in Miss International, Reinado Nacional del Café or Miss América Latina.
In 1989 until 2000, the official Second Runner-up would enter Miss International, the Third Runner-up would enter Reinado Nacional del Café and the Fourth Runner-up would enter Miss América Latina. This has been the same until 2003; the Miss República Dominicana Universo Organization was created in 2003 by Belkys Reyes, was taken over by Magali Febles in 2004. Since 2003, the representatives of Dominican Republic for one out of the four major international pageants have been selected by this organization; this organization is in charge of sending representatives to Miss Universe. Miss República Dominicana Universo competes in Miss Universe; this organization has 15 franchises in other international competitions and sends representatives to these competitions every year such as Reina Hispanoamericana and Miss Continentes Unidos. The organization of Reina Nacional de Belleza Dominicana was created in 2003 by Diany Mota, is still run by her today. Since 2003, the representatives of Dominican Republic for three out of the four major international pageants have been selected by this organization, until in 2015 when they lost the Miss Earth franchise.
This organization is in charge of sending representatives to Miss International. Miss Mundo Dominicana competes in Miss World and Miss Internacional Domincana competes in Miss International. In 2009, there has been a huge involvement of the organization in regional pageants. There is right now 6 regional pageants. For the first time, Miss Dominican Republic organization, will have auditions / contests in all the provinces except the province of Santo Domingo, because of its huge population, the 3 metropolitan municipalities have auditions / contests; the pageants are: Miss Azua Miss Bahoruco Miss Barahona Miss Dajabón Miss Distrito Nacional Miss Duarte Miss El Seibo Miss Elías Piña Miss Espaillat Miss Guerra-Boca Chica Miss Hato Mayor Miss Hermanas Mirabal Miss Independencia Miss La Altagracia Miss La Romana Miss La Vega Miss Los Alcarrizos Miss María Trinidad Sánchez Miss Monseñor Nouel Miss Monte Cristi Miss Monte Plata Miss Pedernales Miss Pedro Brand Miss Peravia Miss Puerto Plata Miss Samaná Miss San Cristóbal Miss San José de Ocoa Miss San Juan Miss San Pedro de Macorís Miss Sánchez Ramírez Miss Santiago Miss Santiago Rodríguez Miss Santo Domingo Este Miss Santo Domingo Norte Miss Santo Domingo Oeste Miss Valverde Dominican Communities Abroad Miss Comunidad Dominicana en Estados Unidos Miss Comunidad Dominicana en México Miss Comunidad Dominicana en Puerto Rico Miss Comunidad Dominicana en Venezuela Miss Comunidad Dominicana en Italia Color Key *As Old Santo Domingo Province ** As Trujillo Province *** As San Rafael Province **** Won handpicked ***** As Salcedo Province ****** Crowned as new titleholder Miss Mundo Dominicana is a pageant, made 2003 until 2013.
Since 1956 they crowned Miss Dominican Republic, Miss Dominican World and Reina Nacional de Belleza Miss República Dominicana together. They split up in 2003. In 2011, the Miss Dominican Republic World was given to Dominican designer Diany Mota, along with Miss Dominican Republic International. Color Key *Was prepared to go to Miss World but had an issues in attending and withdrew before going. ** As Salcedo Province The Dominican Republic Earth known as Miss Tierra República Dominicana, used to be crowned together with the Miss Dominican Republic Universe, Miss Dominica World, Reina Nacional de Belleza Miss República Dominicana from 2001 to 2003. In 2003, the four beauty pageant titles were split until 2013; the Miss Tierra República Dominicana national pageant is held annually. The winner is expected to participate in the international Miss Earth beauty pageant, an annual international beauty pageant promoting environmental awareness; the Miss Earth winner serves as the spokesperson for the Miss Earth Foundation, the United Nations Environment Programme and other environmental organizations.
Color Key *Cheryl Ortega was set to compete at Miss Earth 2014 but withdrew due to her studies. Mayte Brito, set to compete the following year will step in her place. Reina Nacional de Belleza Miss República Dominicana is a pageant, made 2003. Since 1962 they crowned Miss Dominican Republic, Miss Dominican World and Reina Nacional de Belleza Miss República Dominicana together, they split up in 2003 until 2013. In 1991 Miss Dominican Republic International 1991 Rafaela Suarez didn't wanted to enter in Miss International 1991, so Melissa Vargas took over. In the Miss Dominican Republic pageant 1995 and Miss Dominican Republic 1996, the winners would enter both Miss Universe and Miss International. In 2003, the first