This is a list of beauty pageants from around the world. A beauty pageant or beauty contest is a competition that has traditionally focused on judging and ranking the physical attributes of the contestants. Pageants have now evolved to include inner beauty, with criteria covering judging of personality, intelligence, talent, character, and charitable involvement, through private interviews with judges and answers to public on-stage questions. The term beauty pageant refers originally to the Big Four international beauty pageants.[1][2][3] Pageant titles are subdivided into Miss, Mrs. or Ms., and Teen – to clearly identify the difference between pageant divisions. Similar events for men or boys are usually called by other names and are more likely to be bodybuilding contests.

Women's pageants

International pageants

Major international pageants

List of world's Big Four international beauty pageants (the original Big Four):[3][4][5][6][7][8]

Sub-major international beauty pageants

(Those gross up the major beauty pageants into Big Six which favors the most pageantry fans around the world)

Minor international pageants

List of minor beauty pageants:

Marital international pageants

List of international marital beauty pageants:

Teen international pageants

List of teen beauty pageants:

Discontinued international pageants

Continental and regional pageants

The following are continental and regional pageants in alphabetical order:

National pageants

Africa

Asia

Europe

North America

Oceania

South America

Former states

Men's pageants

International pageants

Major international pageants

List of world's six major beauty pageants (the Big Six);

Minor international pageants

Teen international pageants

List of teen beauty pageants:

Discontinued international pageants

Continental and regional pageants

National pageants

Africa

Asia

Europe

North America

South America

LGBTQ+ pageants & Deaf Pageants

Continental and regional pageants

Discontinued pageants

National pageants

Africa

Asia

Europe

North America

Oceania

South America

See also

References

  1. ^ "Miss Earth 2004 beauty pageant". China Daily. Reuters. 25 October 2004. Retrieved 23 October 2007.
  2. ^ "Brazil's Miss World finalist has her hands and feet amputated". English.pravda.ru. 22 January 2009. Retrieved 24 September 2012.
  3. ^ a b Enriquez, Amee (2 February 2014). "Philippines: How to make a beauty queen". BBC News. Retrieved 3 February 2014.
  4. ^ "Mexicana Anagabriela Espinoza gana concurso de belleza en China". Terra Networks. Mexico. EFE. 28 November 2009. Retrieved 19 February 2012.
  5. ^ Sibbett, Rebecca (15 February 2008). "Edinburgh students launch beauty pageant". The Edinburgh Journal. Archived from the original on 16 June 2013. Retrieved 8 March 2012.
  6. ^ Fischer, Bernd (20 August 2012). "Beauty pageants: the bad and the beautiful". Perdeby. Archived from the original on 22 September 2012. Retrieved 26 December 2012.
  7. ^ "Beauty with scandals". The Standard. 14 July 2011. Archived from the original on 23 September 2011. Retrieved 21 July 2011.
  8. ^ "24歲前田智子當選為「2011日本小姐」" [24-year-old former Tian Zhizi elected as "Miss Japan 2011"]. Business Times (in Chinese). 4 July 2011. Archived from the original on 7 July 2011. Retrieved 21 July 2011.
  9. ^ Changed name to Miss Lindeza in 2017