A beauty pageant or beauty contest is a competition that has traditionally focused on judging and ranking the physical attributes of contestants. Pageants have now evolved to include other criteria, such as personality, intelligence, talent, character, causes, and charitable involvement, through closed-door interviews with judges, or the conventional question-and-answer round(s) in the finals. The term "beauty pageant" originally refers to the Big Four international beauty pageants.[1][2][3][4][5]

Pageant titles are divided into Miss, Mrs., Mister, and Teen, as well as international, regional, and national—to clearly identify the differences among these categories. Similar events for male pageants are usually called by other names, some are likely to be bodybuilding competitions.

Women's pageants

International

Major

The following are list of the world's Big Four international beauty pageants (the original Big Four) considered the most important in the world[3][5][6][7][8][9][10][11]

Sub-major

International beauty pageants aside the Big Four. Sub-Major international beauty pageant refers to international beauty pageant that launched in social media era (since 2004) which gain many followers and coverage globally:[citation needed]

Minor

The following are minor beauty pageants:

Continental, regional, sub-regional, and cultural

The following are continental and regional pageants:

Teen

List of teen beauty pageants:

Marital

List of international marital beauty pageants:

Senior

List of senior women (aged 40+) beauty pageants:

Reality series

Discontinued

National

Africa

Asia

Europe

North America

Oceania

South America

Former states

Men's pageants

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International

Major

List of the world's seven major male beauty pageants (the Big Seven);

Minor

Modeling

Continental and regional

Teen

List of teen beauty pageants:

Discontinued

National

Africa

Asia

Europe

North America

South America

LGBTQ+ pageants & Deaf Pageants

International

Major

Minor

Continental and regional

Discontinued

National

Africa

Asia

Europe

North America

Oceania

South America

See also

References

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