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    Miss Universe 1968

    Miss Universe 1968

    Miss Universe 1968, the 17th Miss Universe pageant, was won by 20-year-old Martha Vasconcellos of Brazil. It took place on 13 July 1968 at the Miami Beach Auditorium in Miami Beach, Florida, USA.
    7.09
    11 votes
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    Miss International 2008

    Miss International 2008

    Miss International 2008, the 48th Miss International pageant was held at the Venetian Macao Resort Hotel, Macau on November 8, 2008. 63 contestants from all over the world competed for the crown, marking the biggest turnout in the 48 years of the pageant, surpassing the previous of 61 during last year pageant. Miss International 2007, Priscila Perales of Mexico crowned her successor Alejandra Andreu of Spain as the new Miss International. The pageant was broadcast by TVB, due to Macau being a Cantonese speaking region.
    7.14
    7 votes
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    Miss America 2004

    Miss America 2004

    • Winner: Ericka Dunlap
    • Competitors: Blair Chenoweth
    Miss America 2004, the 77th Miss America, pageant, was broadcast from the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey on September 20, 2003 on ABC Network. The Miss America 2004 delegates were: Age as of September 2003
    7.83
    6 votes
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    Miss Universe 1978

    Miss Universe 1978

    Miss Universe 1978, the 27th Miss Universe pageant, was held at Centro de Convenciones de Acapulco, Acapulco, Mexico on July 24, 1978. Seventy-five contestants competed in the event. 18-year-old Margaret Gardiner of South Africa was crowned Miss Universe 1978 by outgoing titleholder Janelle Commissiong, earning South Africa's first Miss Universe crown. This was the first time in the history of the pageant that the judges' scores were televised. This particular Miss Universe pageant marked the first Mexican—and Televisa—appearance for 19-year-old Maribel Fernandez Garcia. She would become the most immediate success story from this pageant. Within a year of this pageant, she signed to appear in a Vicente Fernández movie, and, because there was already a Mexican actress named Maribel Fernandez, she signed with the network under her new stage name of Maribel Guardia. Electronic scores were showed on screen for the first time. It also showed the lowest scores ever in the history of the pageant, specially that of Miss Holland, who got 2.890 points in the swimsuit competition. The following celebrities judged the final competition:
    7.67
    6 votes
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    Miss World 1955

    Miss World 1955

    Miss World 1955, the fifth annual Miss World pageant, was held on October 20, 1955 at Lyceum Theatre, London, United Kingdom. 21 contestants competed for the Miss World. The winner was Susana Duijm, represented Venezuela. She became the first Venezuelan to win the Miss World title.
    7.67
    6 votes
    6
    Miss Universe 1993

    Miss Universe 1993

    • Winner: Dayanara Torres
    • Competitors: Johanna Lind
    • Instance of recurring competition: Miss Universe
    Miss Universe 1993, the 42nd Miss Universe pageant, was held at Auditorio Nacional, Mexico City, Mexico on May 21, 1993. Dayanara Torres of Puerto Rico was crowned as Miss Universe 1993. Seventy-nine contestants competed in the 1993 Miss Universe Pageant. The pageant was hosted by Dick Clark for the fourth and final time, with colour commentary from former Miss Universe titleholders Cecilia Bolocco (1987) and Angela Visser (1989). This was the third time the pageant was held in Mexico, two years after Lupita Jones won Mexico's first Miss Universe title in 1991. In the weeks prior to the final telecast, the contestants visited Campeche, Oaxaca, Zacatecas, Querétaro and the Mexican borough of Xochimilco for official events and sight seeing. The pageant was marred by booing from the crowd following the failure of the Mexican delegate, Angelina González, to advance to the top 10 of the national costume competition or the finals as one of the top 10 semifinalists. This was particularly directed towards Miss USA Kenya Moore, the country that owns the Miss Universe organization. During the judges' introduction, booing increased especially after Mexican judges Jose Luis Cuevas and Miss
    6.57
    7 votes
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    Miss Teen USA 1983

    Miss Teen USA 1983

    • Winner: Ruth Zakarian
    • Competitors: Ruth Zakarian
    Miss Teen USA 1983, the 1st ever Miss Teen USA pageant, was televised live from the Lakeland Civic Auditorium in Lakeland, Florida on 30 August 1983. At the conclusion of the final competition, Ruth Zakarian of New York was crowned Miss Teen USA, by Miss USA 1983 Julie Hayek and Miss Universe 1983 Lorraine Downes. The Miss Teen USA 1983 delegates were: Leroy Neiman
    7.17
    6 votes
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    Miss Teen USA 1985

    Miss Teen USA 1985

    • Winner: Kelly Hu
    • Instance of recurring competition: Miss Teen USA
    Miss Teen USA 1985, the 3rd Miss Teen USA pageant, was televised live from the James L. Knight International Center Arena in Miami, Florida on 22 January 1985. At the conclusion of the final competition, Kelly Hu of Hawaii was crowned by outgoing queen Cherise Haugen of Illinois. The pageant was hosted by Lorenzo Lamas and Lisa Hartman with entertainment from Kool and The Gang. The Miss Teen USA 1985 delegates were:
    7.17
    6 votes
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    Miss Universe Dominicana 1999

    Miss Universe Dominicana 1999

    Miss Universe República Dominicana 1999 was held on June 2, 1998. There were 32 candidates, representing provinces and municipalites, who entered. The winner would represent the Dominican Republic at Miss Universe 1999 and Miss World 1999. The Miss Internacional Dominicana would enter Miss International 1999. The first runner up would enter in Reinado Internacional del Café 1999. The second runner up would enter in Reina Mundial del Banano 1999. The third runner up would enter in Miss Atlantico 1999. The rest of the finalists entered different pageants. This edition would be the first edition to select Top 15 quarter finalist in the history of Miss Dominican Republic.
    7.00
    6 votes
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    Miss USA 2004

    Miss USA 2004

    • Winner: Shandi Finnessey
    • Competitors: Shandi Finnessey
    The Miss USA 2004 pageant was held at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California on April 12, 2004. The winner of the beauty pageant was Shandi Finnessey, who became the first winner from the state of Missouri. Finnessey was crowned by outgoing Miss USA Susie Castillo, of Massachusetts. The pageant was hosted by Billy Bush and Nancy O'Dell, the first time this partnership had hosted the pageant. Bush had previously hosted Miss USA 2003 and Miss Universe 2003. For the first time since 1970, fifteen semi-finalists competed in the final competition, although not all the semi-finalists competed in both the swimsuit and evening gown. Following the new format established at Miss Universe 2003 and Miss Teen USA 2003, the top fifteen semi-finalists were reduced to ten after the evening gown competition, and then to the final five after swimsuits. This was the first time that contestants did not have the opportunity to compete in both competitions. The Miss USA 2004 delegates were: For the second year there was a Miss USA Fear Factor special, in which Tara Darby of Alabama won the $50,000 prize (half of which to be donated to the charity of her choice).
    8.00
    5 votes
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    Miss Universe 1969

    Miss Universe 1969

    Miss Universe 1969, the 18th edition of the Miss Universe pageant, was held in Miami Beach, Florida, USA. The winner was Gloria Diaz, a twenty-two year old Miss Philippines. Ms. Diaz became the first Philippine titleholder to win the title and the third Asian to do so.
    6.83
    6 votes
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    Miss Universe 1982

    Miss Universe 1982

    • Winner: Karen Dianne Baldwin
    Miss Universe 1982, the 31st annual Miss Universe pageant, was held at Coliseo Amauta in Lima, Peru on July 26, 1982. 77 contestants competed in the pageant and 18-year-old Karen Dianne Baldwin of Canada was crowned Miss Universe 1982.
    6.83
    6 votes
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    Miss Brasil 2007

    Miss Brasil 2007

    • Winner: Natália Guimarães
    The Miss Brasil 2007 pageant took place April 14, 2007, in the Vivo Rio concert house in Rio de Janeiro. Each state and the Federal District competed for the title, won by Natália Guimarães of Minas Gerais. The winner would go to be First runner up at Miss Universe 2007. Miss Brasil Internacional would represent Brazil at Miss International 2007. Miss Brasil Cont. Americano would enter in Miss Continente Americano 2007.
    7.80
    5 votes
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    Miss Universe 2008

    Miss Universe 2008

    • Winner: Dayana Mendoza
    • Competitors: Natália Anderle
    Miss Universe 2008, the 57th Miss Universe pageant, was held at the Crown Convention Center in the Diamond Bay Resort, Nha Trang, Vietnam on July 14, 2008. Dayana Mendoza, Miss Venezuela, was crowned Miss Universe 2008 by outgoing titleholder Riyo Mori from Japan. Eighty contestants competed in the event which was broadcast and distributed globally via NBC in English and Telemundo in Spanish to TV outlets in more than 180 countries. The pageant was watched by a live audience of 7,500 and nearly a billion television viewers worldwide. This is the first major USA-based television production to take place in Vietnam since the end of the Vietnam War. This is also the first time that the Miss Universe pageant was broadcast in 1080i High-definition. This pageant was held in a contemporary Communist state for the first time as well. The final presentation show was on July 8, the dress rehearsal on July 13, and the live telecast on July 14. Most activities were held successively in Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Sai Gon), Ha Noi, Da Nang, Hoi An, Ha Long and finally Nha Trang. Jerry Springer, tabloid talk show host and host of NBC's America's Got Talent, and Melanie Brown, a.k.a. "Scary
    7.80
    5 votes
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    Miss World 1952

    Miss World 1952

    Miss World 1952, the second annual Miss World pageant, was held on November 14, 1952 at the Lyceum Theatre, London, United Kingdom. 11 contestants competed for the Miss World title. The winner was May Louise Flodin, who represented Sweden. She became the second Swede to win Miss World, after Kiki Håkansson, who won the year before.
    7.80
    5 votes
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    Miss World 1997

    Miss World 1997

    • Winner: Diana Hayden
    • Competitors: Andrea Roche
    Miss World 1997, the 47th Miss World pageant was held at the Baie Lazare, Seychelles on November 22, 1997. 86 delegates delegates competed for the coveted crown. At the end of the event, India's Diana Hayden came out victorious. Richard Steinmetz hosted the pageant, while Latin sensation Ricky Martin provided entertainment. Hayden went on to win the Miss World 1997 pageant at the age of 24 crowned by Miss World 1996 Irene Skliva.
    7.60
    5 votes
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    Miss World Puerto Rico 2008

    Miss World Puerto Rico 2008

    • Winner: Ivonne Orsini
    Miss World Puerto Rico 2008, The annual competition was held in Puerto Rico, televised live by Telemundo Puerto Rico. Miss World Puerto Rico 2007, Jennifer Guevara Campos of Orocovis was succeeded by Ivonne Orsini, from San Juan who won the Miss World Puerto Rico 2008 title on March 27, 2008. Orsini will represent Puerto Rico at the Miss World 2008. The winners from these categories advanced as semi-finalist. Semi-finalists:
    7.60
    5 votes
    18
    Miss USA 1967

    Miss USA 1967

    Miss USA 1967, the 16th Miss USA pageant, was won by Sylvia Hitchcock of Alabama. It took place on the Miami Beach Auditorium in Miami Beach, Florida.
    8.75
    4 votes
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    Miss Universe 1998

    Miss Universe 1998

    • Winner: Wendy Fitzwilliam
    • Competitors: Leilani Dowding
    Miss Universe 1998, the 47th Miss Universe pageant was held at Stan Sheriff Arena, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA on May 12, 1998. Brook Lee, Miss Universe 1997, of the USA crowned Wendy Fitzwilliam of Trinidad and Tobago as Miss Universe 1998 at the age of 25. There were 81 contestants who competed for the crown. The pageant’s producer for Hawaii was Al Masini, while April Masini headed the host committee and served as event coordinator. These are some of the networks outside the United States (telecasted on CBS at the time) that showed the 1998 Miss Universe pageant live (or recorded earlier) in their respective countries and territories:
    7.40
    5 votes
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    Miss USA 1987

    Miss USA 1987

    • Winner: Michelle Royer
    Miss USA 1987, the 36th Miss USA pageant, was televised live on 17 February from Albuquerque, New Mexico on CBS. The ceremonies were hosted by Bob Barker. At the conclusion of the final competition, Michelle Royer of Texas was crowned Miss USA, becoming the third consecutive winner from Texas. Host Bob Barker, a fervent animal rights activist, threatened to pull out of the pageant when he discovered that the delegates would be wearing real fur coats during the swimsuit competition segment. As Barker was already in New Mexico at the time, there was no time to find a replacement host and pageant officials agreed to a change. The delegates wore simulated fur for the segment, but real fur was still given as a prize to the Miss USA winner. Barker went on to host the 1987 Miss Universe pageant before stepping down for good.
    7.20
    5 votes
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    Miss World 1971

    Miss World 1971

    Miss World 1971, the 21st annual Miss World pageant, was held on November 10, 1971 at Royal Albert Hall, London, United Kingdom. 56 contestants competed for the Miss World. Finally, Lúcia Petterle from Brazil won the crown of Miss World 1971.
    7.20
    5 votes
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    Miss International 2005

    Miss International 2005

    Miss International 2005, the 45th Miss International pageant was held in Koseinenkin Hall, Tokyo, Japan on September 26 2005. 52 contestants from all over the world competed for the crown. Jeymmy Vargas of Colombia crowned her successor Precious Quigaman of the Philippines as the new Miss International. She became the fourth Filipina to win the pageant.
    8.25
    4 votes
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    Miss Teen USA 2008

    Miss Teen USA 2008

    • Winner: Stevi Perry
    • Competitors: Julia Dalton
    • Instance of recurring competition: Miss Teen USA
    Miss Teen USA 2008, the 26th Miss Teen USA pageant, was held on August 16, 2008 at Grand Ballroom in the Atlantis Paradise Island, Nassau, Bahamas. This was the first Miss Teen USA pageant that was not televised, after Miss Universe Organization broadcast partner NBC failed to renew its contract, and it was also the first Miss Teen USA pageant held outside the United States. The pageant was hosted by Seth Goldman and Miss Teen USA 2004, Shelley Hennig. At the conclusion of the pageant, outgoing titleholder Hilary Cruz crowned her successor Stevi Perry of Arkansas as the new Miss Teen USA. The Miss Teen USA 2008 delegates are: Age as at August 2008
    7.00
    5 votes
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    Miss Universe 1991

    Miss Universe 1991

    Miss Universe 1991 was held at the Aladdin Theatre for the Performing Arts on the Las Vegas Strip, USA on May 17, 1991. Lupita Jones of Mexico was crowned as Miss Universe 1991. Seventy-three contestants competed in the 1991 Miss Universe Pageant. The pageant was hosted by Dick Clark for the second consecutive year, and colour commentary was provided by Leeza Gibbons for the second time and Miss Universe 1989 Angela Visser for the first time. These are some of the networks outside the United States (telecasted on CBS at the time) that showed the 1991 Miss Universe pageant live (or recorded earlier) in their respective countries and territories:
    7.00
    5 votes
    25
    Miss Dominican Republic 1988

    Miss Dominican Republic 1988

    Miss Dominican Republic 1988 was held on October 12, 1987. There were 18 candidates who competed for the national crown. The winner represented the Dominican Republic at the Miss Universe 1988 . The First Runner Up would entered in Miss World 1988. The Second Runner Up will enter Reinado Internacional del Café 1988. The rest of finalist entered different pageants. http://ogm.elcaribe.com.do/ogm/consulta.aspx
    8.00
    4 votes
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    Miss Universe 1989

    Miss Universe 1989

    • Winner: Angela Visser
    Miss Universe 1989, the 38th Miss Universe pageant was held at Fiesta Americana Condesa Hotel, Cancún, Quintana Roo, Mexico on May 23, 1989. Angela Visser of Holland was crowned as Miss Universe 1989. Seventy-six contestants competed for the crown. These are some of the networks outside the United States (telecasted on CBS) that showed the 1989 Miss Universe pageant live (or recorded earlier) in their respective countries and territories:
    8.00
    4 votes
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    Miss Universe 1995

    Miss Universe 1995

    • Winner: Chelsi Smith
    Miss Universe 1995, the 44th Miss Universe pageant was held at Windhoek Country Club Resort, in Windhoek, Namibia on May 12, 1995. Chelsi Smith of USA was crowned as Miss Universe 1995 by Miss Universe 1994 Sushmita Sen of India. 82 contestants competed for the crown. These are some of the networks outside the United States (telecasted on CBS at the time) that showed the 1995 Miss Universe pageant live (or recorded earlier) in their respective countries and territories:
    8.00
    4 votes
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    Miss Universe 2003

    Miss Universe 2003

    • Winner: Amelia Vega
    • Competitors: Sivan Klein
    Miss Universe 2003, the 52nd Miss Universe pageant, was held at Figali Convention Center, Panama City, Panama on June 3, 2003. 71 delegates from around the universe competed for the crown. At the conclusion of the final night Amelia Vega of the Dominican Republic was crowned as the new Miss Universe 2003 by Miss Universe 2002, Justine Pasek of Panama. Panama hosted the pageant for the second time. In 1986, Panama hosted the Miss Universe Pageant for the first time, the pageant final was held at ATLAPA Convention Center, in Panama City. All music by Bond. The following celebrities judged the final competition. These are some of the networks outside the United States (telecasted on NBC for the first time) that showed the 2003 Miss Universe pageant live (or recorded earlier) in their respective countries and territories:
    8.00
    4 votes
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    Miss Universe 1953

    Miss Universe 1953

    Miss Universe 1953, the second Miss Universe pageant, was held on July 17, 1953 at Long Beach Municipal Auditorium, Long Beach, California, USA. 27 contestants from 24 countries competed in the pageant, which was held concurrently with the Miss USA 1953 event. Miss France, 18-year-old Christiane Martel, won the competition, becoming the second Miss Universe. As the previous titleholder, Armi Kuusela, resigned before her reign ended, she was crowned by actress Julie Adams. As the Miss Universe and the Miss USA pageants were held concurrently at this time, candidates from both of them were eligible for the special awards.
    9.00
    3 votes
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    2005 Tour de France

    2005 Tour de France

    • Competitors: Ivan Basso
    • Instance of recurring competition: Tour de France
    The 2005 Tour de France was the 92nd Tour de France, taking place from July 2 to July 24, 2005. It comprised 21 stages over 3592.5 km, the winner's average speed was 41.654 km/h. The first stages were held in the département of the Vendée, for the third time in 12 years. The 2005 Tour was announced on October 28, 2004. It was a clockwise route, visiting the Alps before the Pyrenees. Lance Armstrong won this Tour, making it his seventh consecutive Tour victory. He was accompanied on the podium by Ivan Basso and Jan Ullrich, but in 2012 Ullrich's results were annulled. As of 11 February 2012, the Union Cycliste Internationale has not commented if the third place would remain empty, or fourth-place finisher Mancebo would be upgraded to third place. The points classification was won by Thor Hushovd, and the mountains classification by Michael Rasmussen. On 24 August 2012, the United States Anti-Doping Agency announced that they had disqualified Armstrong from all his results since 1998, including his victory in the 2005 Tour de France. The Union Cycliste Internationale, responsible for the international cycling, did not immediately take over this verdict. The race was seen by 15
    7.75
    4 votes
    31
    Miss Georgia

    Miss Georgia

    • Winner: Jennifer Holloway
    The Miss Georgia competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Georgia in the Miss America pageant. Georgia has once won the Miss America crown.
    7.75
    4 votes
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    7.75
    4 votes
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    Miss Teen USA 1992

    Miss Teen USA 1992

    • Winner: Jamie Solinger
    Miss Teen USA 1992, the tenth Miss Teen USA pageant, was televised live from the Mississippi Gulf Coast Coliseum in Biloxi, Mississippi on 25 August 1992. At the conclusion of the final competition, Jamie Solinger of Iowa was crowned by outgoing queen Janel Bishop of New Hampshire. Jamie is the first Miss Teen USA from Iowa. The pageant was hosted by Dick Clark for the third of four years, with color commentary by Leeza Gibbons in her third and final year, and Miss Teen USA 1990 Bridgette Wilson, for the only time. Music was provided by the Gulf Coast Teen Orchestra for the third consecutive year. This was the third of five years that the pageant was held in Biloxi, and it was interrupted by the effects of Hurricane Andrew which devastated Florida and the Gulf Coast over the period the pageant was held. Prior to the pageant, evacuation plans were in place for the pageant to evacuate to Mobile, Alabama or Jackson, Mississippi if weather conditions deteriorated. The final competition was forced to be held early because of the hurricane threat, and the contestants were then bussed further inland. This was the first time in the pageant's ten year history that the event was not
    7.75
    4 votes
    34
    Miss Teen USA 1994

    Miss Teen USA 1994

    • Winner: Shauna Gambill
    • Competitors: Jodi Ann Paterson
    • Instance of recurring competition: Miss Teen USA
    Miss Teen USA 1994, the 12th Miss Teen USA pageant, was televised live from the Mississippi Gulf Coast Coliseum in Biloxi, Mississippi on 16 August 1994. At the conclusion of the final competition, Shauna Gambill of California was crowned by outgoing queen Charlotte Lopez of Vermont. The pageant was hosted by Bob Goen for the first of three years, with color commentary by Daisy Fuentes and Jamie Solinger, Miss Teen USA 1992. Music was provided by the Gulf Coast Teen Orchestra. This was the fifth and final year that the pageant was held in Biloxi. The following are the contestants' scores in the preliminary competition. The Miss Teen USA 1994 delegates were:
    7.75
    4 votes
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    Miss Universe 1999

    Miss Universe 1999

    • Winner: Mpule Kwelagobe
    • Competitors: Tanja Dexters
    Miss Universe 1999 was held at the Chaguaramas Convention Centre, Chaguaramas, Trinidad and Tobago on May 26, 1999. Mpule Kwelagobe of Botswana was crowned as Miss Universe 1999 by Miss Universe 1998 Wendy Fitzwilliam of Trinidad and Tobago. A record number of 84 contestants competed in the pageant. This record was broken in the Miss Universe 2006 contest with 86 contestants.
    7.75
    4 votes
    36
    Miss World 1961

    Miss World 1961

    Miss World 1961, the 11th Miss World pageant, was won by Rosemarie Frankland of United Kingdom. It took place on November 9, 1961 at the Lyceum Theatre in London, UK.
    7.75
    4 votes
    37
    Miss Universe 1970

    Miss Universe 1970

    • Winner: Marisol Malaret
    • Competitors: Deborah Shelton
    Miss Universe 1970, the 19th Miss Universe pageant, was won by Marisol Malaret of Puerto Rico. It took place on July 11, 1970 at the Miami Beach Auditorium in Miami Beach, Florida, United States. The delegates also visited Expo '70, Osaka, Japan.
    5.83
    6 votes
    38
    Miss Nepal 2005

    Miss Nepal 2005

    Dabur Vatika Miss Nepal 2005, 11th Miss Nepal pageant took place on Birendra International Conference Convention Centre in April 7, 2005, at the in Nepal. It was won by Sugarika KC, of Lalitpur. The show was broadcast live by Nepal Television but suffered from minor technical glitches. The Winner of Miss Nepal 2005, Sugarika KC, represented Nepal in the Miss World 2005 pageant in Sanya, China. The 1st runner up, Shavona Shrestha, represented Nepal in the Miss Earth 2005 and 2nd runner up Ayushma Pokharel represented Nepal at Miss Earth 2006 pageant in Manila, Philippines.
    5.67
    6 votes
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    Danish Melodi Grand Prix

    Danish Melodi Grand Prix

    • Competitors: Trine Dyrholm
    Dansk Melodi Grand Prix (Dansk MGP) is an annual music competition organised by Danish public broadcaster Danmarks Radio (DR), which determines the country's representative for the Eurovision Song Contest. The festival has produced two Eurovision winners and thirteen top-five placings. With the introduction of a semi-final at the 2004 contest, and due to Denmark's absence from the 2003 contest, Denmark's 2004 representative, Thomas Thordarsson, had to take part in the semi-final. His song, "Shame on You" did not reach the final, finishing 13th in a field of 22 contestants. In 2005, DR made a bold step for Dansk MGP. Artists were allowed, for the first time ever, to sing in a language other than Danish. Many of the entries that year were sung in English; however, against the odds, the winning song was sung in Danish. Jakob Sveistrup won Dansk MGP with his song "Tænder på dig". It was later re-written for the Eurovision Song Contest 2005 to English as "Talking to You". Unlike the year before, Denmark secured a place in the final, finishing third in the semifinal. In the final he came 9th, guaranteeing Denmark a place in the final of the 2006 contest. A year later, Sidsel Ben Semmane
    7.50
    4 votes
    40
    NWA World Women's Championship

    NWA World Women's Championship

    The NWA World Women's Championship is the National Wrestling Alliance's women's singles professional wrestling title. It is descended from the original Women's World Championship won by Mildred Burke in 1935 from Clara Mortensen. June Byers was then recognized as the succeeding champion after her two out of three falls match with Mildred Burke in 1954 went to a no contest. Subsequently, Byers was recognized as the NWA World Women's Champion, and Burke created the WWWA World Championship and was recognized as its first champion. Upon June Byers's retirement in 1956, it was held primarily (and operated) by Lillian Ellison under her ring name, The Fabulous Moolah, who first won the championship in a battle royal in September 1956. In 1983, the title was sold by Ellison to the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), where it became the WWF Women's Championship. The World Wrestling Federation recognized Moolah as the reigning champion but did not recognize any of the title changes that had occurred since Moolah was first awarded the title. The NWA continued the title without Moolah after her title was renamed the WWF Women's Championship. Moolah has held the title more than any other
    7.50
    4 votes
    41
    Miss Teen USA 2005

    Miss Teen USA 2005

    • Winner: Allie LaForce
    • Competitors: Allie LaForce
    Miss Teen USA 2005 pageant, the 23rd Miss Teen USA competition, was televised live from Baton Rouge, Louisiana on August 8, 2005. At the conclusion of the final competition, Miss Ohio Teen USA Allie LaForce was crowned by outgoing queen Shelley Hennig of Louisiana. Prior to the live telecast, the 51 contestants competed in a preliminary presentation show where they were judged in swimsuits and evening gowns. Scores from this judging determined the top 15 for the final competition. All the delegates were first to required to win their state pageant, which in some states also meant holding a local title. The Miss Teen USA 2005 delegates are:
    8.67
    3 votes
    42
    Miss Universe 2009

    Miss Universe 2009

    • Winner: Stefanía Fernández
    • Competitors: Ada Aimée de la Cruz
    Miss Universe 2009, the 58th Miss Universe pageant, was held at the Imperial Ballroom, Atlantis Paradise Island, in Nassau, Bahamas on August 23, 2009. It was the first back to back victories in Miss Universe history: Stefania Fernandez of Venezuela, was crowned Miss Universe 2009 by outgoing titleholder Dayana Mendoza. 84 countries and territories competed for the title and the pageant was broadcasted live on NBC and Telemundo. On August 22, Jewel Selver representing Turks & Caicos withdrew from the pageant due to illness (dehydration). Only 83 contestants competed in the final on August 23. Donald Trump had intentions on holding the 2009 pageant in Dubai, but backed out due to the political instability regarding relations between the United Arab Emirates and Israel and also for religious reasons. Croatia was interested in hosting Miss Universe 2009 but they backed out of the project due to economic problems related to the current global economic crisis. In July, investor Jonathan Westbrook tried to get Australia to host Miss Universe 2009 but his efforts were in vain as the possible venues were not interested. Then, for the first time, the Bahamas became the official host ot the
    8.67
    3 votes
    43
    Miss World 2008

    Miss World 2008

    • Winner: Kseniya Sukhinova
    • Competitors: Parvathy Omanakuttan
    Miss World 2008, the 58th Miss World pageant was held at Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa on December 13, 2008. Originally, the pageant was going to take place in Kiev, Ukraine, but because of the ongoing crisis between Georgia and Russia in neighboring South Ossetia, the Miss World Organization decided to move the pageant away from Eastern Europe. 109 contestants from all over the world compete for the crown, the second highest turnout in the 59 years of the pageant. Miss World 2007, Zhang Zilin of the People's Republic of China crowned Ksenia Sukhinova of Russia as the brand new Miss World. 10 out of 15 countries which made it into the semifinals, were not in the semifinals last year: Barbados (1974), Croatia (1999), Kazakhstan (2000), Ukraine (2001), Iceland, Russia, South Africa and Spain (2005), and Brazil and India (2006). Mexico placed in the finals for the fifth consecutive year. Puerto Rico placed for the fourth consecutive year. Angola and Venezuela reached the finals for the third consecutive year. The Miss World Beach Beauty took place on November 29 at The Beverly Hills Hotel in Durban, South Africa. The 27 semifinalists for the event were
    8.67
    3 votes
    44
    Miss Colombia 2006

    Miss Colombia 2006

    • Instance of recurring competition: Miss Colombia
    Miss Colombia 2006, the 72nd Miss Colombia pageant, was held in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, on November 12, 2006, after three weeks of events. The winner of the pageant was Eileen Roca Torralvo, Miss Cesar. The pageant was broadcast live on RCN TV from the Centro de Convenciones Cartagena de Indias in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia. At the conclusion of the final night of competition, outgoing titleholder Valerie Dominguez Tarud crowned Eileen Roca Torralvo of Cesar as the new Miss Colombia. The runners-up were: The next semi-finalists were: The Miss Colombia 2006 delegates are:
    10.00
    2 votes
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    Miss Teen USA 1998

    Miss Teen USA 1998

    • Winner: Vanessa Minnillo
    • Competitors: Jennifer Dupont
    Miss Teen USA 1998, the 16th Miss Teen USA pageant, was televised live from Shreveport, Louisiana on 17 August 1998. At the conclusion of the final competition, Vanessa Minnillo of South Carolina was crowned by outgoing queen Shelly Moore of Tennessee. The pageant was hosted by Mario Lopez with color commentary by Ali Landry and Julie Moran. Landry held the Miss Louisiana Teen USA 1990, Miss Louisiana USA 1996 and Miss USA 1996 titles, making the semi-finals at Miss Teen USA 1990 pageant before winning Miss USA 1996. During the pageant there was entertainment by N'Sync. | width="50%" align="left" valign="top" | The Miss Teen USA 1998 delegates were:
    7.25
    4 votes
    46
    Miss Universe 1959

    Miss Universe 1959

    The eighth Miss Universe pageant, Miss Universe 1959 was held in Long Beach, California, USA for the 8th time. Thirty four contestants competed and in the end Miss Japan, 22-year-old Akiko Kojima won the competition. She was crowned by Miss Universe 1958, Luz Marina Zuluaga from Colombia. This was the last year that the pageant was held in Long Beach before its move to Miami Beach,Florida in 1960.
    8.33
    3 votes
    47
    Miss Universe 1973

    Miss Universe 1973

    Miss Universe 1973 was held at the 2,000-year-old amphitheatre of Odeon of Herodes Atticus, at the foot of the Acropolis in Athens, Greece on July 21, 1973. Miss Philippines Margarita Moran, a college student from Maryknoll College in Manila (now Miriam College), fashion model and the granddaughter of a former Philippine President, Manuel Roxas, was crowned Miss Universe 1973 by outgoing Miss Universe 1972, Kerry Anne Wells of Australia. There were 61 delegates from around the world who competed. Maria Margarita Roxas Moran was picked as Miss Photogenic during the preliminary judging. Moran became the pageant's second winner from the Philippines (Gloria Diaz won the title in 1969), beating out early favorite and first runner-up Amanda Jones of the United States.
    8.33
    3 votes
    48
    Miss World 1991

    Miss World 1991

    • Competitors: Charlotte Ray
    Miss World 1991, the 41st Miss World pageant, was held on December 28, 1991 in Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. The winner was Ninibeth Beatriz Leal Jiménez representing Venezuela. No special awards were given this year.
    8.33
    3 votes
    49
    Miss Dominican Republic Universe 2005

    Miss Dominican Republic Universe 2005

    The Miss República Dominicana 2005 was held on April 9, 2005. That year, only 46 candidates competed for the national crown. 5 candidates withdrew before the competition started. The chosen winner represented the Dominican Republic at the Miss Universe 2005 pageant which was held in Bangkok. 19 Provinces, 21 Municipalities and 2 Dominican Communities had entered.
    6.20
    5 votes
    50
    Miss Universe 1983

    Miss Universe 1983

    Miss Universe 1983, the 32nd Miss Universe pageant, was held at Kiel Auditorium, St. Louis, Missouri, USA on July 11, 1983. 19-year-old Lorraine Downes of New Zealand was crowned Miss Universe 1983, the first woman from that country to win the title. Eighty contestants competed in the pageant.
    6.20
    5 votes
    51
    Miss World 1966

    Miss World 1966

    Miss World 1966, the 16th Miss World pageant, was won by Reita Faria of India, first Asian delegate to win Miss World title. It took place on November 17, 1966 at the Lyceum Theatre in London, UK.
    6.20
    5 votes
    52
    Miss Earth 2006

    Miss Earth 2006

    • Winner: Hil Hernández
    • Competitors: Amruta Patki
    • Instance of recurring competition: Miss Earth
    Miss Earth 2006, the 6th edition of Miss Earth beauty pageant, took place on November 26, 2006 in the grounds of the National Museum in Manila, Philippines. The pageant was won by Hil Hernández of Chile. The event was originally intended to be held in Santiago, Chile on November 15, but the Chilean organizers did not meet requirements. In the end, pageant owners Carousel Productions decided to hold the pageant in the Philippines, where all previous Miss Earth pageants had been held, despite having less than two months to prepare for the event. More than 100 contestants were expected to compete, but only 82 eventually participated. Nevertheless, it was still the highest turn-out for the event. On November 24 a number of delegates participated in the Philippine version of Deal or No Deal, acting as suitcase models during the game. This followed an episode of the US game show, where 26 Miss USA 2006 contestant acted as suitcase models. Final Question in Miss Earth 2006: "What effort must the country’s government exert to stop global warming?" Answer of Miss Earth 2006: "We have to educate the people on global warming. We should help them to control pollution, create global
    9.50
    2 votes
    53
    Miss International 1960

    Miss International 1960

    Miss International 1960, the first edition of International Beauty Congress Pageant was held on August 12, 1960 at Long Beach, California, USA. There are 52 delegates from all over the world competed the title. Miss Colombia, Stella Márquez Zawadski won the title. She became the first Miss International.
    9.50
    2 votes
    54
    Miss Puerto Rico Universe 2008

    Miss Puerto Rico Universe 2008

    • Winner: Ingrid Rivera
    Miss Puerto Rico Universe 2008, The annual competition was held at the Centro de Bellas Artes in Santurce, televised live by Telemundo Puerto Rico. It was presented by Desirée Lowry and Osvaldo Ríos. Miss Puerto Rico Universe 2007, Uma Blasini of Guayanilla was succeeded by Ingrid Marie Rivera, from Dorado who won the Miss Puerto Rico Universe 2008 title on November 23, 2007. Music was performed by Puerto Rican singer Kany García. Rivera represented Puerto Rico at the Miss Universe 2008 contest in Nha Trang, Vietnam, but did not reach the semifinals. The 30 contestants who participated in the pageant in alphabetical order by city. Conflict between the candidates and Pageant officials began when it was revealed that Ingrid Marie Rivera would be a candidate at this year's pageant. Prior to the Miss Puerto Rico Universe competition, Rivera had participated in several major beauty pageants. In 2005 she won the title of Miss Mundo de Puerto Rico (Miss Puerto Rico World) following her win she competed at the Miss World pageant placing 2nd runner-up and obtained the title of Miss Caribbean World. In 2003, she also held the title of Miss Global Queen. Rivera was also a judge at last year's
    9.50
    2 votes
    55
    2007 Tour de France

    2007 Tour de France

    • Winner: Alberto Contador
    • Competitors: Alberto Contador
    • Instance of recurring competition: Tour de France
    The 2007 Tour de France, the 94th running of the race, took place from 7 July to 29 July 2007. The Tour began with a prologue in London, and ended with the traditional finish in Paris. Along the way, the route also passed through Belgium and Spain. It was won by Spanish rider Alberto Contador. The Tour was marked by doping controversies, with three riders and two teams withdrawn during the race following positive doping tests, including pre-race favorite Alexandre Vinokourov and his Astana team. Following Stage 16, the leader of the general classification, Michael Rasmussen, was removed from the Tour by his Rabobank team, who accused him of lying about the reasons for missing several drug tests earlier in the year. The points classification, indicated by the green jersey, was won for the first time by Tom Boonen, who had failed to complete the previous two Tours after leading the points classification at times during each. The mountains classification, indicated by the polkadot jersey, was won by Mauricio Soler in his first Tour appearance. The general classification, indicated by the yellow jersey, was closely contested until the final time trial on stage 19. The top three riders,
    7.00
    4 votes
    56
    Miss Teen USA 2000

    Miss Teen USA 2000

    • Winner: Jillian Parry
    • Competitors: Kristen Johnson
    • Instance of recurring competition: Miss Teen USA
    Miss Teen USA 2000, the 18th Miss Teen USA pageant, was televised live from South Padre Island, Texas on August 26, 2000. At the conclusion of the final competition, Jillian Parry of Pennsylvania was crowned by outgoing queen Ashley Coleman of Delaware. The pageant was hosted by newcomer Brian McFayden with color commentary by Ali Landry and Julie Moran for the third year. Landry held the Miss Louisiana Teen USA 1990, Miss Louisiana USA 1996 and Miss USA 1996 titles, making the semi-finals at Miss Teen USA 1990 pageant before winning Miss USA 1996. During the pageant there were performances by Rachel Lampa, 98 Degrees and Westlife. The pageant was held in Shreveport, Louisiana for the third consecutive year. Following the event, officials in indicated that they were reluctant to host the pageant for a fourth year because disorganization by the Miss Universe Organization meant that the city lost over $70,000 in expected revenue. The Miss Teen USA 2000 delegates were:
    7.00
    4 votes
    57
    Miss Teen USA 2003

    Miss Teen USA 2003

    • Winner: Tami Farrell
    • Competitors: Tami Farrell
    • Instance of recurring competition: Miss Teen USA
    Miss Teen USA 2003, the 21st Miss Teen USA pageant, was televised live from Palm Springs on 12 August 2003. At the conclusion of the final competition, Miss Oregon Teen USA Tami Farrell was crowned by outgoing queen Vanessa Semrow of Wisconsin. Prior to the live telecast, the 51 contestants competed in a preliminary presentation show where they were judged in swimsuits and evening gowns. Scores from this judging determined the top 15 for the final competition. This was the first year that the pageant was held in Palm Springs, which would later host Miss Teen USA 2004 and Miss Teen USA 2006. The pageant location was announced on 17 July 2003. On 23 July 2003 it was announced that Jessica Simpson and Justin Guarini would appear as musical guests during the pageant. The event was hosted by Mario Lopez and Brooke Burns. Farrell was the third titleholder from Oregon, the only state to win more than one Miss Teen USA title, other than Tennessee (who won in 2009) and their 1997 win. The Miss Teen USA 2003 delegates were: Ten contestants later won or held Miss USA state titles:
    7.00
    4 votes
    58
    Miss USA 1980

    Miss USA 1980

    • Winner: Shawn Weatherly
    • Competitors: Rebecca Staab
    Miss USA 1980, the 29th Miss USA pageant, was televised live on May 15 from the Gulf Coast Convention Center in Biloxi, Mississippi on CBS. The pageant was won by Shawn Weatherly of South Carolina, who was crowned by outgoing titleholder Mary Therese Friel of New York. Weatherly would later win the Miss Universe 1980 pageant, and first runner-up Jineane Ford of Arizona became Miss USA. The Miss USA 1980 delegates were:
    7.00
    4 votes
    59
    Miss USA 1982

    Miss USA 1982

    • Winner: Terri Utley
    • Competitors: Jeannie Dalton
    Miss USA 1982, the 31st Miss USA pageant, was held at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Coliseum Biloxi, Mississippi on May 13,1982. Fifty-one state titleholders competed for the title, which was won by Terri Utley of Arkansas. Utley won her first major pageant title, Miss Arkansas USA, in late 1981. She was twenty years old at the time. Utley went on to represent the United States in the Miss Universe pageant in Lima, Peru in July of the same year. In that pageant, she finished as fourth runner-up to Karen Dianne Baldwin of Canada. Terri Utley's most recognizable feature was her short haircut, which differentiated her from the long-haired beauty queens of her generation. She is also remembered for her exuberant reaction when she was announced as the new Miss USA, as she had the next-to-lowest preliminary score among the semi-finalists.
    6.00
    5 votes
    60
    Miss Teen USA 1989

    Miss Teen USA 1989

    • Winner: Brandi Sherwood
    • Competitors: Brandi Sherwood
    Miss Teen USA 1989, the seventh Miss Teen USA pageant, was televised live from San Bernardino, California on July 25, 1989. At the conclusion of the final competition, Brandi Sherwood of Idaho was crowned by outgoing titleholder Mindy Duncan of Oregon. Brandi is the only Miss Teen USA from Idaho. She's also the only teen from her state to ever place. This was the second and final year the pageant was held in San Bernardino. It was hosted by Wil Shriner, with color commentary from Marcia Strassman and Angela Visser, Miss Universe 1989. Entertinament was provided by Kid Creole and the Coconuts. The Miss Teen USA 1989 delegates were:
    8.00
    3 votes
    61
    Miss Universe 1955

    Miss Universe 1955

    The fourth edition of Miss Universe was held on 22 July 1955, at Long Beach Municipal Auditorium, Long Beach, California, USA. They had 33 young ladies in the competition. Miss Sweden, 21-year-old Hillevi Rombin, won the competition.
    8.00
    3 votes
    62
    Miss Universe 2002

    Miss Universe 2002

    • Winner: Oxana Fedorova
    • Competitors: Kim Kötter
    Miss Universe 2002, the 51st edition of the Miss Universe pageant, was held in Coliseo Roberto Clemente, San Juan, Puerto Rico on May 29, 2002. There were 75 delegates from around the world who competed for the title Miss Universe 2002. Oxana Fedorova of Russia was crowned Miss Universe 2002 by Miss Universe 2001, Denise Quiñones of Puerto Rico. Fedorova was dethroned four months later and first runner-up Justine Pasek of Panama took over the Miss Universe title. This was the last Miss Universe show to be aired on CBS before being transferred to NBC. These are some of the networks outside the United States (telecasted on CBS at the time) that showed the 2002 Miss Universe pageant live (or recorded earlier) in their respective countries and territories:
    8.00
    3 votes
    63
    Miss Teen USA 1988

    Miss Teen USA 1988

    Miss Teen USA 1988, the sixth Miss Teen USA pageant, was televised live from San Bernardino, California on July 25, 1988. At the conclusion of the final competition, Mindy Duncan of Oregon was crowned by outgoing queen Kristi Addis of Mississippi. This was the first of two years the pageant was held in San Bernardino. It was hosted by Dick Clark for the first time, with color commentary from Tracy Scoggins. The Miss Teen USA 1988 delegates were:
    6.75
    4 votes
    64
    Miss Universe 1972

    Miss Universe 1972

    • Winner: Kerry Anne Wells
    • Instance of recurring competition: Miss Universe
    Miss Universe 1972 was held at Cerromar Beach Hotel in Dorado, Puerto Rico, on July 29, 1972. Kerry Anne Wells earned Australia's first Miss Universe crown. The outgoing Miss Universe, Georgina Rizk of Lebanon, was not allowed to crown her successor due to government restrictions because of fears of a terrorist attack. Such fears were triggered when, two months prior to the pageant, bombings occurred outside the hotel in which Miss USA, Tanya Wilson, was then staying. In addition, a group of Japanese hired by Arab terrorists, attacked the international airport in Tel Aviv and killed twenty-two Puerto Rican tourists. The Puerto Ricans were en route to the Holy Land when the massacre occurred. Lebanon did not compete in 1972 and Georgina could not be there to crown Miss Universe 1972.
    6.75
    4 votes
    65
    Miss Venezuela 1992

    Miss Venezuela 1992

    • Winner: Milka Chulina
    • Competitors: Gabriela Spanic
    • Instance of recurring competition: Miss Venezuela
    The Miss Venezuela 1992 pageant was held in Caracas in 8 September 1992. The pageant was won by Milka Chulina of Aragua, who was crowned by outgoing queen Carolina Izsak of Miss Amazonas. 30 delegates competed for the crown. The runners-up were: The Miss Venezuela 1992 delegates are:
    6.75
    4 votes
    66
    Miss World 1987

    Miss World 1987

    The 37th Miss World Pageant was held on November 12, 1987 in the Royal Albert Hall, London, UK. The winner was Ulla Weigerstorfer (Queen of Europe) from Austria. Runner up was Albani Josefina Lozada Jimenez (Queen of Americas) from Venezuela, and third was Anna Margret Jonsdottir from Iceland.
    6.75
    4 votes
    67
    Miss World 2010

    Miss World 2010

    • Competitors: Cilou Annys
    • Instance of recurring competition: Miss World
    Miss World 2010, the 60th Miss World pageant was held on October 30, 2010, in Sanya, People's Republic of China; after Vietnam backed out of the hosting contract. Kaiane Aldorino of Gibraltar crowned her successor Alexandria Mills of the United States as Miss World 2010. On June 8, 2009, Mr.Hoang Kieu (RAAS Group Chairman) and Mrs. Morley publicly agreed on Nha Trang as host for Miss World 2010. According to a manager of the Tien Giang Tourism JS Company, RAAS bought 31 hectares in total to build a tourism site for Miss World 2010, which lead to a public debate about some national ecological reserves being devastated and people having to leave their homes due to increasing living costs. On January 28, 2010, RAAS told Khanh Hoa People's Committee office to announce that they were no longer organizing the event without an official explanation on the debate. Khanh Hoa Province then decided to host Miss World with new sponsors. RAAS would return as the main sponsor if another province was assigned as host. Finally on April 2, 2010, Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan approved a proposal by the host province Khanh Hoa to back out of hosting Miss World. Although Miss World 2010 was
    6.75
    4 votes
    68
    Miss International 2001

    Miss International 2001

    Miss International 2001, the 41st Miss International pageant, was won by Małgorzata Rożniecka of Poland. It took place on October 4, 2001 at the Nakano Sun Plaza in Tokyo, Japan.
    9.00
    2 votes
    69
    Miss World 1958

    Miss World 1958

    Miss World 1958, the 8th annual Miss World pageant, was held on October 13, 1958 at Lyceum Theatre, London, United Kingdom. 22 contestants competed for the Miss World. The winner was Penelope Anne Coelen, who represented South Africa.
    9.00
    2 votes
    70
    Miss Universe 2004

    Miss Universe 2004

    • Winner: Jennifer Hawkins
    • Competitors: Gal Gadot
    Miss Universe 2004, the 53rd Miss Universe pageant, was held in Centro de Convenciones CEMEXPO, Quito, Ecuador on June 1, 2004. It was won by Jennifer Hawkins of Australia. Delegates arrived in Quito from May 12, 2004 and participated in three weeks of events, rehearsals and preliminary competitions prior to the final televised competition. Events took place in Quito, Guayaquil, Cuenca, Riobamba and Latacunga. For the second consecutive year, Billy Bush and Daisy Fuentes hosted the final televised pageant, with entertainment from Gloria Estefan. At the conclusion of the final competition, Australian model Jennifer Hawkins was crowned Miss Universe 2004, by outgoing titleholder Amelia Vega of the Dominican Republic. Hawkins was the first Australian titleholder since Kerry Anne Wells won in 1972. She was also the first blonde Miss Universe since Angela Visser in 1989. Quito, Ecuador was announced as host city of the pageant on 19 August 2003. The city paid $5 million for the right to host the event, although it anticipated recouping this through visitors and promotion of the country during the televised competition. In March Ecuador's foreign trade minister was forced to reject
    7.67
    3 votes
    71
    Miss World 1973

    Miss World 1973

    The 23rd Annual Miss World pageant was held at the Royal Albert Hall on November 23, 1973. Fifty-four delegates vied for the crown won by an American, Marjorie Wallace of Indiana.
    7.67
    3 votes
    72
    Miss World 1976

    Miss World 1976

    • Winner: Cindy Breakspeare
    The 26th Miss World Pageant was held on 18 November 1976, in the Royal Albert Hall, London, UK. The winner was Cindy Breakspeare from Jamaica. Runner up was Karen Jo Pini representing Australia, third was Diana Marie Roberts Duenas from Guam, fourth was Carol Jean Grant of United Kingdom, and fifth was Merja Helena Tammi from Finland.
    7.67
    3 votes
    73
    Miss World 1978

    Miss World 1978

    Miss World 1978, the 28th Miss World pageant, was held on November 16, 1978 in the Royal Albert Hall, London, UK. The winner was Silvana Suárez from Argentina. First runner-up was Ossie Margareta Carlsson representing Sweden, second was Denise Coward from Australia, third was Martha Eugenia Ortiz of Mexico, and fourth was Gloria Valenciano from Spain.
    7.67
    3 votes
    74
    Miss World 1996

    Miss World 1996

    • Winner: Irene Skliva
    • Competitors: Emma Komlousy
    Miss World 1996, the 46th Miss World pageant took place on November 23, 1996 in the city of Bangalore, India. 88 contestants from all over the world took part in the prestigious pageant. By the end of the night, 18-year-old Irene Skliva of Greece took home the title.
    7.67
    3 votes
    75
    Miss Colombia 2004

    Miss Colombia 2004

    • Instance of recurring competition: Miss Colombia
    Miss Colombia 2004, the 70th Miss Colombia pageant, was held in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, on November 12, 2004, after three weeks of events. The winner of the pageant was Adriana Tarud, Miss Atlántico. The pageant was broadcast live on RCN TV from the Centro de Convenciones Julio Cesar Turbay in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia. At the conclusion of the final night of competition, outgoing titleholder Catherine Daza Manchola crowned Adriana Tarud of Atlántico as the new Miss Colombia. The runners-up were: The ten semi-finalists include, but are not limited to: The Miss Colombia 2004 delegates were:
    10.00
    1 votes
    76
    Miss USA 1989

    Miss USA 1989

    • Winner: Gretchen Polhemus
    • Competitors: Gretchen Polhemus
    Miss USA 1989, the 38th Miss USA pageant, was televised live from the Mobile Civic Center Theatre in Mobile, Alabama on February 28, 1989. At the conclusion of the final competition, Gretchen Polhemus of Texas was crowned by outgoing titleholder Courtney Gibbs. She was the fifth consecutive Miss Texas USA to win the pageant. The pageant was hosted by Dick Clark, with color commentary by Angie Dickinson. This pageant was held in Alabama for the only time. The following celebrities were invited to judge the competition: The Miss USA 1989 delegates were:
    10.00
    1 votes
    77
    Miss USA 1995

    Miss USA 1995

    • Winner: Chelsi Smith
    • Competitors: Chelsi Smith
    • Instance of recurring competition: Miss USA
    Miss USA 1995, the forty-fourth Miss USA pageant, was held at South Padre Island, Texas culminating in the final competition and crowning on February 10, 1995. At the conclusion of the final competition, Chelsi Smith of Texas was crowned by outgoing titleholder Lu Parker of South Carolina. Smith became the seventh Texan titleholder, the first Miss Texas USA and Miss USA to win the Congeniality award and also the only Miss USA from Texas to win the Miss Universe title. She also became the 4th winner to be crowned as Miss USA in her home state. After Smith won the 1995 Miss Universe pageant, first runner-up Shanna Moakler took over the Miss USA title. Moakler was the first former Miss Teen USA delegate to hold the Miss USA title. The pageant was held on South Padre Island, Texas for the second time. It was hosted by Bob Goen for the second consecutive year, and Daisy Fuentes offered commentary during the broadcast. Barry Manilow provided entertainment. The following are the contestants' scores in the preliminary competition: The Miss USA 1995 delegates were: Delegates who had previously held a Miss America state title were: Delegates who had previously held a Miss Teen USA state
    10.00
    1 votes
    78
    Miss World 1979

    Miss World 1979

    • Winner: Gina Swainson
    • Competitors: Gina Swainson
    Miss World 1979, the 29th Miss World pageant, was held on November 15, 1979 in the Royal Albert Hall, London, UK. The winner was Gina Swainson from Bermuda. First runner-up was Carolyn Seaward representing the United Kingdom, second was Debbie Campbell from Jamaica, third was Jodie Day of Australia, and fourth was Barbara Meyer from Switzerland.
    10.00
    1 votes
    79
    Miss Dominican Republic Universe 2008

    Miss Dominican Republic Universe 2008

    • Winner: Marianne Cruz
    The Miss República Dominicana 2008 pageant was held on December 3, 2007. That year only 9 candidates competed for the national crown. The chosen winner will represent the Dominican Republic at the Miss Universe 2008 . The first runner up will enter in Reina Hispanoamericana 2008. The second runner up will enter in Miss Continente Americano 2008. The third runner up will enter in Miss Caribbean 2009. The fourth runner up will enter in Miss Global Cities 2008. The fifth runner up will enter in Miss Globe International 2008. The sixth runner up will enter in Miss Bikini International 2009.The seventh runner up will enter in Miss Asia Pacific 2009. The eight runner up will enter in Miss Leisure 2009.
    6.50
    4 votes
    80
    Miss USA 1960

    Miss USA 1960

    • Winner: Linda Bement
    • Competitors: June Cochran
    • Instance of recurring competition: Miss USA
    Miss USA 1960, the 9th Miss USA pageant, was won by Linda Bement of Utah who later became Miss Universe 1960.
    6.50
    4 votes
    81
    2009 Tour Down Under

    2009 Tour Down Under

    • Winner: Allan Davis
    • Competitors: Lance Armstrong
    The 2009 Tour Down Under was the 11th edition of the Tour Down Under cycling stage race, taking place over 20 –25 January around Adelaide, Australia. The Tour Down Under was the first race outside of Europe to be given ProTour status by the UCI, and this edition was the first race in the inaugural UCI World Ranking calendar. This was the first race in Lance Armstrong's comeback. The race was preceded by an opening race called Down Under Classic, not part of the UCI ProTour competition. Per the first published individual classification. The Australian national team called Team UniSA-Australia was the only non-UCI ProTour team invited to the race.
    8.50
    2 votes
    82
    Miss International 2002

    Miss International 2002

    • Winner: Christina Sawaya
    Miss International 2002, the 42nd Miss International pageant, was won by Christina Sawaya of Lebanon. It took place on 30 September 2002 at the Century Hyatt, Tokyo, Japan.
    8.50
    2 votes
    83
    Miss Mundo Dominicana 2007

    Miss Mundo Dominicana 2007

    The Miss Mundo Dominicana 2007 pageant was held on July 14, 2007. Only 24 candidates competed for the national crown. The chosen winner represented the Dominican Republic at the Miss World 2007. They selected 2 delegates would be elected from each regions. Then they chose a delegate from each region and would get sashed with the name of the region and automatically would be in the Final 6. The first runner up represented the Dominican Republic in Miss América Latina 2008.
    8.50
    2 votes
    84
    Miss Teen USA 1984

    Miss Teen USA 1984

    Miss Teen USA 1984, the 2nd Miss Teen USA pageant, was televised live from Memphis, Tennessee on 3 April, 1984. At the conclusion of the final competition, Cherise Haugen of Illinois was crowned by outgoing queen Ruth Zakarian of New York. This was the second time a Miss USA or Miss Teen USA pageant had been held in Tennessee, after the Miss USA 1983 pageant had been staged in Knoxville the year before. Neither pageant has returned to the state since. This was the only time that the Miss Teen USA pageant was held in April. There was a technical error during the interview competition which resulted in only some contestants' scores being shown. The Miss Teen USA 1984 delegates were:
    8.50
    2 votes
    85
    Miss Teen USA 1997

    Miss Teen USA 1997

    • Competitors: Tara Gray
    Miss Teen USA 1997, the 15th Miss Teen USA pageant, was televised live from South Padre Island, Texas on 20 August, 1997. At the conclusion of the final competition, Shelly Moore of Tennessee was crowned by outgoing queen Christie Lee Woods of Texas. The pageant was hosted by J. Eddie Peck, with color commentary by Ivanka Trump, daughter of new pageant owner Donald Trump. This was the first year since 1988 that there was no special entertainment. The following are the contestants' scores in the preliminary competition. The Miss Teen USA 1997 delegates were:
    8.50
    2 votes
    86
    Miss Universe 1956

    Miss Universe 1956

    • Winner: Carol Morris
    The fifth edition of the Miss Universe pageant was held on 20 July 1956, at Long Beach Municipal Auditorium, Long Beach, California, USA. They had 30 young ladies in the competition. Miss USA, 20-year-old Carol Morris, won the competition. She became the second American to win the Miss Universe competition. ^ As Miss Universe and Miss USA were held jointly, candidates from both pageants were eligible for the special awards
    8.50
    2 votes
    87
    Miss World 1957

    Miss World 1957

    Miss World 1957, the seventh annual Miss World pageant, was held on 14 October 1957 at Lyceum Theatre, London, United Kingdom. 23 contestants competed for the Miss World. The winner was Marita Lindahl, represented Finland.
    8.50
    2 votes
    88
    Miss USA 1997

    Miss USA 1997

    • Winner: Brook Mahealani Lee
    • Competitors: Brook Mahealani Lee
    Miss USA 1997, the forty-sixth Miss USA pageant, was held at Shreveport, Louisiana in January and February, 1997. Delegates arrived in the city on January 19, the preliminary competition was held on February 2, 1997 and the final competition on February 5, 1997. The event, held at the Hirsch Memorial Coliseum was broadcast live on CBS. At the conclusion of the final competition, Brook Mahealani Lee of Hawaii was crowned by outgoing titleholder Ali Landry of Louisiana, becoming the fourth Hawaiian to win the Miss USA pageant. Three months later Lee won the Miss Universe 1997 pageant in Miami, Florida, and first runner-up Brandi Sherwood of Idaho assumed the Miss USA title. The pageant was held in Shreveport, Louisiana for the first time, having been held in South Padre Island, Texas the previous three years and in Wichita, Kansas the four years prior. The new location was announced in August 1996, and then reigning Miss USA, Louisiana native Ali Landry, was invited to attend the official contract signing. The pageant was hosted by George Hamilton for the only time, and Marla Maples Trump, soon-to-be ex-wife of pageant owner Donald Trump, offered colour commentary for the only
    7.33
    3 votes
    89
    Miss World 1983

    Miss World 1983

    Miss World 1983, the 33rd Miss World pageant was held on November 17, 1983 in the Royal Albert Hall, London, UK. The winner was Sarah-Jane Hutt from the United Kingdom. First runner-up was Rocío Isabel Luna representing Colombia and second runner-up was Cátia Pedrosa from the Brazil.
    7.33
    3 votes
    90
    Miss World 1988

    Miss World 1988

    • Winner: Linda Pétursdóttir
    • Competitors: Angela Visser
    • Instance of recurring competition: Miss World
    The 38th Miss World Pageant was held on November 17, 1988 in the Royal Albert Hall, London, UK. The winner was Linda Pétursdóttir (Queen of Europe) from Iceland. Runner up was Yeon-hee Choi (Queen of Asia) representing Korea and third was Kirsty Roper from the United Kingdom. The Miss World 1988 was hosted by Peter Marshall and Alexandra Bastedo, with musical performances of Koreana who sang Hand In Hand in the Seoul Olympics, and the 1970's American pop sensation, Donny Osmond.
    7.33
    3 votes
    91
    Miss World 1994

    Miss World 1994

    • Competitors: Joyce Giraud
    Miss World 1994 was the 44th Miss World pageant and marked the third consecutive staging of Miss World in Sun City, South Africa. Actor Blair Underwood and supermodel Naomi Campbell served as presenters. The pageant attracted 87 contestants from around the world. At the end of the night, Aishwarya Rai of India, at the time a 21-year-old architecture student, was crowned the new Miss World. Earlier that year, another Indian, Sushmita Sen had won the Miss Universe title, securing the two leading international beauty pageants for India in 1994.
    7.33
    3 votes
    92
    1903 Tour de France

    1903 Tour de France

    • Winner: Maurice Garin
    • Competitors: Maurice Garin
    • Instance of recurring competition: Tour de France
    The 1903 Tour de France was the first Tour de France, a cycling race set up and sponsored by the newspaper L'Auto, ancestor of the current daily, L'Équipe. It ran from 1 July to 19 July in six stages over 2,428 km (1,509 mi), and was won by Maurice Garin. The race was invented to boost the circulation of L'Auto, after its circulation started to plummet from competition with the long-standing Le Vélo. Originally scheduled to start in June, the race was postponed one month, and the prize money was increased, after a disappointing level of applications from competitors. The 1903 Tour de France was the first stage road race, and compared to modern Grand Tours, it had relatively few stages, but each was much longer than those raced today. The cyclists did not have to compete in all six stages, although this was necessary to qualify for the general classification. The pre-race favourite, Maurice Garin, won the first stage, and retained the lead throughout. He also won the last two stages, and had a margin of almost three hours over the next cyclist. The circulation of L'Auto increased more than sixfold during and after the race, so the race was considered successful enough to be rerun in
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    93
    FIFA Women's World Cup 1999

    FIFA Women's World Cup 1999

    • Winner: Shannon MacMillan
    The 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup was held in the United States and won by the host team. The final between the U.S. and China, held on July 10 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California was the most-attended women's sports event in history with an official attendance of 90,185. The final was scoreless after extra time and won by the U.S. in a penalty shootout 16 teams participated in the final tournament. The teams were: For a list of all squads that played in the final tournament, see 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup squads. No extra time was played.
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    3 votes
    94
    Miss USA 1992

    Miss USA 1992

    • Winner: Shannon Marketic
    • Competitors: Candace Michelle Brown
    • Instance of recurring competition: Miss USA
    Miss USA 1992, the 41st Miss USA pageant, was televised live from the Century II Convention Center in Wichita, Kansas on 7 February 1992. At the conclusion of the final competition, Shannon Marketic of California was crowned by outgoing titleholder Kelli McCarty of Kansas. Shannon became the fifth Miss USA titleholder from California and also the second Miss California USA to win both the Photogenic award and Miss USA crown, making her state the first one to repeat this feat. She is also the 4th Miss Photogenic to be crowned as Miss USA after winning the award. The pageant was hosted by Dick Clark, with color commentary by Terry Murphy and Deborah Shelton, Miss USA 1970. This was the third of four years that the pageant was held in Wichita. The following are the contestants' scores in the preliminary competition. The Miss USA 1992 delegates were: Steve DeBerg
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    3 votes
    95
    Miss World 1998

    Miss World 1998

    • Winner: Linor Abargil
    • Competitors: Linor Abargil
    The 48th Miss World pageant was held at the Lake Berjaya Mahé Resort in Mahé Island, Seychelles. 86 delegates from around the world competed for the crown. Ronan Keating then lead singer of Boyzone and MTV's Eden Harel hosted the event. This year's winner, Israel's Linor Abargil, revealed days after the competition that she was raped months before the pageant. Note: Contestants who do not speak English during the interview are italicized.
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    3 votes
    96
    Miss World 2000

    Miss World 2000

    • Winner: Priyanka Chopra
    • Competitors: Vanessa Cárdenas
    Miss World 2000, the 50th Miss World pageant, was held on 30 November 2000 at the Millennium Dome in London, United Kingdom. The pageant's swimsuit segment was filmed in the Maldives. The pageant was the first since the death of pageant owner Eric Morley, whose widow Julia Morley assumed responsibility for the event. The pageant had 95 contestants, the highest number of Miss World participants ever. This was surpassed in 2003. The pageant was won by Priyanka Chopra of India, at the young age of 18. In the history of the Miss World Priyanka Chopra is the youngest contestant to win the pageant. She is the fifth Indian Miss World and the second consecutive winner from her country. Internationally, Chopra reigned alongside Miss Universe 2000 titleholder Lara Dutta and Miss Asia Pacific 2000 titleholder Dia Mirza, both also of India. This was the first time since 1994 that Miss World and Miss Universe came from the same country and was one of two times in the history of the pageant that Miss Universe, Miss World, and Miss Asia Pacific (all three major categories) are all from the same country; in 1994 the two titleholders were also Indians, Sushmita Sen (Miss Universe) and Aishwarya Rai
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    3 votes
    97
    2001 Tour de France

    2001 Tour de France

    • Competitors: Lance Armstrong
    • Instance of recurring competition: Tour de France
    The 2001 Tour de France was particularly difficult, having contained a 67-km long team time trial, two individual time trials and five mountain-top finishes on consecutive days, the second of which being the Chamrousse special category climb time trial. Thus, all the high-mountain stages were grouped one after the other, with one rest day in between, following the climbing time trial. France was ridden 'clockwise', and thus the Alps were visited before the Pyrenees. The Tour started in France, but in the first week Belgium was visited as well. The traditional finish was on the Champs-Élysées in Paris. The great favorite was the winner of 1999 and 2000, the American Lance Armstrong. His major opponent, as in the previous year, would likely be German Jan Ullrich. Other major contenders were Joseba Beloki from Spain, Christophe Moreau from France and Francesco Casagrande from Italy. Not starting, because their teams were not selected, were Swiss Alex Zülle, Italian climber Marco Pantani and Italian sprinter Mario Cipollini. Erik Zabel won his record sixth consecutive points classification victory. After the Tour organisation felt that the 2000 Tour de France included not enough French
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    4 votes
    98
    Miss Universe 2000

    Miss Universe 2000

    • Winner: Lara Dutta
    • Competitors: Kulthida Yenprasert
    Miss Universe 2000, the 49th Miss Universe pageant was held at Eleftheria Stadium, Nicosia, Cyprus on May 12, 2000. 79 delegates from around the universe competed for the crown. At the conclusion of the final night, Lara Dutta of India, aged 22, was crowned as the new Miss Universe 2000 by Miss Universe 1999, Mpule Kwelagobe of Botswana. Being the mythological birthplace of Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of beauty, and alluding to the Judgement of Paris, the organizers presented a golden apple as a prize to the pageant's winner. The final competition at the Eleftheria Stadium featured a stage set reproducing the ancient Curium Amphitheatre. It was hosted by American comic Sinbad, with entertainment by Elvis Crespo, Montell Jordan, saxophonist David Koz and Cypriot international star Anna Vissi. The event was held at daybreak in Cyprus so that it could be televised live during the prime-time viewing period in the United States. The pageant was marked by certain political issues relating to the contestants. Turkey did not send a delegate to the pageant for the first time in thirteen years because of its relations with Cyprus; the Lebanese and Israeli delegates refused to speak to each
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    4 votes
    99
    Miss USA 2008

    Miss USA 2008

    • Winner: Crystle Stewart
    • Competitors: Candice Crawford
    Miss USA 2008, the 57th Miss USA beauty pageant, was held in Las Vegas, Nevada on April 11, 2008. At the conclusion of the final night of competition, Crystle Stewart, Miss Texas USA, was crowned the winner by outgoing titleholder, Rachel Smith of Tennessee. Crystle represented the United States at the Miss Universe 2008 pageant, which was held in Vietnam, where she placed in the Top 10. This is the first time in Miss USA history that two consecutive women of African-American descent have been crowned. The pageant was held at the Theatre for the Performing Arts, a 7,000 seat theater located in the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino. The theater was also the location of Miss Universe 1991 and 1996 pageants. This is the first time that the Miss USA pageant was held in Nevada. For the first time, the competition was broadcast in High Definition. Brother/sister duo Donny and Marie Osmond hosted the live telecast for the first time, and Finger Eleven performed their single "Paralyzer".. Rihanna's song Umbrella was used during the evening gown competition. During the final show on April 11, the fifteen delegates with the highest average scores from the preliminary competition were
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    4 votes
    100
    2004 Tour de France

    2004 Tour de France

    • Competitors: Lance Armstrong
    • Instance of recurring competition: Tour de France
    The 2004 Tour de France was the 91st, taking place from July 3 to July 25, 2004. It consisted of 20 stages over 3391 km. Lance Armstrong became the first to win six Tours de France. Armstrong had been favored to win, his competitors seen as being German Jan Ullrich, Spaniards Roberto Heras and Iban Mayo, and fellow Americans Levi Leipheimer and Tyler Hamilton. A major surprise in the Tour was the performance of French newcomer Thomas Voeckler, who unexpectedly won the maillot jaune in the fifth stage and held onto it for ten stages before finally losing it to Armstrong. The route of the 2004 Tour was remarkable. With two individual time trials scheduled in the last week, one of them the climb of Alpe d'Huez, the directors were hoping for a close race until the end. For the first time in years, the mountains of the Massif Central made an appearance. On 24 August 2012, the United States Anti-Doping Agency announced that they had disqualified Armstrong from all his results since 1998, including his victory in the 2004 Tour de France. The Union Cycliste Internationale, responsible for the international cycling, did not immediately take over this verdict. The first 14 teams in the UCI
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    2 votes
    101
    2006 Tour de France

    2006 Tour de France

    • Winner: Óscar Pereiro Sio
    • Competitors: Andreas Klöden
    • Instance of recurring competition: Tour de France
    The 2006 Tour de France was the 93rd Tour de France, taking place from July 1 to July 23, 2006. It was won by Óscar Pereiro following the disqualification of apparent winner Floyd Landis. The Tour began with a prologue in Strasbourg, on the French-German border, and ended Sunday July 23 in Paris. The distance of the course (run counterclockwise around France) was 3,657 km (2,272 mi). The race was the third fastest in average speed. Along the way, the cyclists passed through six different countries including France, The Netherlands (a stop at Valkenburg in Stage 3), Belgium (at Huy, Stages 3 and 4), Luxembourg (at Esch-sur-Alzette, Stages 2 and 3), Germany (though not stopping there, Stage 1) and Spain (Pla-de-Beret, Stage 11). The presentation of the course was made by the new director of Le Tour, Christian Prudhomme. For the first time since the 1999 edition, there was no team time trial. The event, as with some of the Tours of the late 1990s, was marred by doping scandals. Prior to the tour, numerous riders - including the two favourites Jan Ullrich and Ivan Basso - were expelled from the Tour due to their link with the Operación Puerto doping case. After the Tour, the apparent
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    2 votes
    102
    Miss Philippines Earth 2008

    Miss Philippines Earth 2008

    • Winner: Karla Paula Henry
    • Competitors: Marian Michelle Oblea
    • Instance of recurring competition: Miss Philippines-Earth
    Miss Philippines Earth 2008, the 8th edition of Miss Philippines Earth pageant, was held last May 11, 2008 at Crowne Plaza Galleria, Ortigas Center, Manila, Philippines. The event was broadcast by ABS CBN Network in the Philippines at 10 'o clock in the evening and The Filipino Channel internationally. The pageant was hosted by Rafael Rosell together with Nikki Gil and Ginger Conejero. Forty- one delegates competed for the title, held by Jeanne Angeles Harn of the National Capital Region. At the conclusion of the final night of competition, Karla Paula Henry of Cebu was crowned Miss Philippines Earth in the eight edition of the environmentally-conscious beauty pageant. Marie Razel Eguia of Dipolog, won the Miss Philippines Earth Air 2008 and competed in Miss Tourism Queen International 2009 in China. Marian Michelle Oblea of Obando became the Miss Philippines Earth Water. Ma. Kristelle Lazaro of Candaba got the title of Miss Philippines Earth Fire and Maria Venus Raj won the Miss Philippines Eco Tourism title. Aside from Miss Philippines Earth 2008 title, The 1st Miss PAGCOR International Tourism Ambassadress which was won by Melanie Felix that night was awarded to her. Follow the
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    2 votes
    103
    Miss Tennessee USA

    Miss Tennessee USA

    The Miss Tennessee USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Tennessee in the Miss USA pageant. Since 2001 the pageant has been held in the auditorium at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee. Lynnette Cole, Miss Tennessee USA 2000, and Rachel Smith, Miss Tennessee USA 2007, are the only titleholders to win the Miss USA title. Cole's predecessor Morgan Tandy High placed first runner-up in 1999. Five Miss Tennessee USA titleholders have formerly competed at Miss Tennessee Teen USA, and Six at Miss America. One of these is Allison Alderson, a "triple crown" winner who has held the Miss Tennessee Teen USA, Miss Tennessee, and Miss Tennessee USA titles, competing at all three major pageants. In the 2000s, there have been two notable progressions of three consecutive titleholders. From 2002 to 2004, three consecutive Miss Tennessee titleholders won Miss Tennessee USA titles, in the order in which they had held the original titles. This has never happened in the history of Miss USA and Miss America state pageants. From 2005 to 2007, three women who placed in the top six in the Miss Tennessee Teen USA 2002 pageant won the Miss
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    2 votes
    104
    Miss Universe 1958

    Miss Universe 1958

    The seventh Miss Universe pageant, Miss Universe 1958 was held in Long Beach, California, USA for the 7th time. In this pageant, thirty six contestants competed, where finally, Miss Colombia, 19-year-old Luz Marina Zuluaga won the competition. She was crowned by Miss Universe 1957, Gladys Zender from Peru. Did not compete:
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    2 votes
    105
    Miss Universe 1964

    Miss Universe 1964

    Miss Universe 1964, the 13th Miss Universe pageant, was won by 21-year-old Corinna Tsopei of Greece. It took place on 1 August 1964 at the Miami Beach Auditorium in Miami Beach, Florida, USA. As the Miss Universe and the Miss USA pageants were held concurrently at this time, candidates from both of them were eligible for the special awards.
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    2 votes
    106
    Miss Universe 1980

    Miss Universe 1980

    • Winner: Shawn Weatherly
    • Competitors: Chat Silayan
    • Instance of recurring competition: Miss Universe
    Miss Universe 1980 was held at Sejong Cultural Center, Seoul, South Korea on July 8, 1980. 20-year-old Shawn Weatherly of USA was crowned as Miss Universe 1980. Sixty-nine contestants competed in the 1980 Miss Universe Pageant.
    8.00
    2 votes
    107
    Miss Universe 1986

    Miss Universe 1986

    • Winner: Bárbara Palacios Teyde
    • Competitors: Helena Christensen
    • Instance of recurring competition: Miss Universe
    Miss Universe 1986, the 35th Miss Universe pageant, was held at ATLAPA Convention Center, Panama City, Panama on July 21, 1986. 22-year-old Bárbara Palacios Teyde of Venezuela was crowned as Miss Universe 1986 by the outgoing titleholder, Deborah Carthy-Deu of Puerto Rico. Seventy-seven contestants competed in the 1986 Miss Universe Pageant. These are some of the networks outside the United States (telecasted on CBS) that showed the 1986 Miss Universe pageant live (or recorded earlier) in their respective countries and territories:
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    2 votes
    108
    Miss USA 1952

    Miss USA 1952

    • Winner: Jackie Loughery
    Miss USA 1952, the first annual Miss USA pageant, was held on 27 June 1952 at Long Beach Municipal Auditorium, Long Beach, California. 38 states competed for the inaugural Miss USA. The winner was Jackie Loughery, New York.
    8.00
    2 votes
    109
    Miss USA 1990

    Miss USA 1990

    • Winner: Carole Gist
    • Competitors: Brenda Leithleiter
    Miss USA 1990, the 39th Miss USA pageant, was televised live from the Century II Convention Center in Wichita, Kansas on March 2, 1990. At the conclusion of the final competition, Carole Gist of Michigan was crowned by outgoing titleholder Gretchen Polhemus of Texas. Carole became the first African American winner ever and the first woman from Michigan to be crowned as Miss USA. For the first time, the judges' individual scores were visible to the viewing audience, adding transparency to the pageant. Also in 1990, a major format change that transformed the Miss USA competition for the next decade was introduced, in which the delegates would face an extra round of elimination on finals night: the Top 6 judges' questions. Instead of reducing the top 12 to the usual Final 5, the judges would pick a momentary top 6. Those 6 finalists would answer questions from the judges and the field was reduced to a final 3 who would face the traditional final question, adding unpredictability to the competition after 5 Texan Miss USA winners from GuyRex Associates, who would lose their Miss Texas USA franchise the next year. The pageant was hosted by Dick Clark for the second of five times, with
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    2 votes
    110
    Miss USA 2003

    Miss USA 2003

    • Winner: Susie Castillo
    • Competitors: Nicole O'Brian
    The Miss USA 2003 pageant was held in San Antonio Municipal Auditorium, San Antonio, Texas March 24, 2003, the first time it had been held in this state since 1996 when the pageant was held in South Padre Island. It was the latest it had been held since 1986, as previous pageants had been held in February or early March. The pageant was won by Susie Castillo of Massachusetts, who was crowned by outgoing queen Shauntay Hinton of the District of Columbia. The format reverted to a Top Ten who competed in swimsuit and evening gown, although, as with 2002, there was no interview competition for the semi-finalists. This would be the last year where a top ten was called. The following Miss Universe Organization pageant, Miss Universe 2003 and onward, fifteen semi-finalists have been called each year. Daisy Fuentes co-hosted the event for the first time (although she had been a color commentator in 1995), joined by Billy Bush who would also host the 2004 and 2005 events, as well as the Miss Universe pageants all three years. Color commentary was added by reigning Miss USA Shauntay Hinton. Entertainment was provided by Burn The Floor. The Miss USA 2003 delegates were: Age as of March 24,
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    2 votes
    111
    Miss World 1992

    Miss World 1992

    • Competitors: Francis Gago
    Miss World 1992, the 42nd Miss World pageant was held on December 12, 1992 in Sun City Entertainment Center, Sun City, South Africa. The winner was Julia Alexandrovna Kourotchkina from Russia.
    8.00
    2 votes
    112
    Miss Earth 2007

    Miss Earth 2007

    • Winner: Jessica Trisko
    • Competitors: Galyna Andreeva
    • Instance of recurring competition: Miss Earth
    Miss Earth 2007, the seventh Miss Earth beauty pageant, was held on November 11, 2007 at the UP Theater in Quezon City, Philippines. The delegates also visited Nha Trang, Vietnam. 88 delegates competed for the title, making 2007 the largest edition of delegates for Miss Earth. The pageant was hosted by MTV Asia VJ Greg Uttsada Panichkul, Priscilla Meirelles and Ginger Conejero. Miss Earth 2006, Hil Hernández from Chile, crowned her successor Jessica Trisko from Canada. Pooja Chitgopekar from India won her second consecutive Miss Earth-Air title. Silvana Santaella from Venezuela was proclaimed Miss Earth-Water. She also won two special awards: Best in Swimsuit and Best in Long Gown. Ángela Gómez from Spain finished fourth as Miss Earth-Fire. Bokang Montjane from South Africa made the top 16 semifinalist and received the Beauty for a Cause award. Montjane became the second winner of this award, after Vida Samadzai from Afghanistan won the first Beauty For a Cause award in 2003. The following special awards were officially awarded during the grand coronation night: The following special awards were officially awarded during the grand coronation night: Final Question in Miss Earth
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    1 votes
    113
    Miss International 2006

    Miss International 2006

    • Winner: Daniela di Giacomo
    Miss International 2006, the 46th Miss International pageant were held both in Tokyo, Japan and Beijing, China. The contestants arrived in Tokyo, Japan on October 12 and the finals was held on November 11, 2006 at Beijing Exhibition Centre, Beijing, China. 53 contestants from all over the world competed for the crown. Miss International 2005, Precious Lara Quigaman, of the Philippines crowned her successor Daniela Di Giacomo of Venezuela as the new Miss International.
    9.00
    1 votes
    114
    Miss Teen USA 2004

    Miss Teen USA 2004

    • Winner: Shelley Hennig
    • Competitors: Helen Salas
    Miss Teen USA 2004, the 22nd Miss Teen USA pageant, was televised live from Palm Springs on 6 August 2004. At the conclusion of the final competition, Miss Louisiana Teen USA Shelley Hennig was crowned by outgoing queen Tami Farrell of Oregon. Prior to the live telecast, the 51 contestants competed in a preliminary presentation show where they were judged in swimsuits and evening gowns. Scores from this judging determined the top 15 for the final competition. All the delegates were first required to win their state pageant, which in some states also meant holding a local title. The Miss Teen USA 2004 delegates were: Nine contestants later won Miss America, Miss USA state titles, or Miss Universe national titles:
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    1 votes
    115
    Miss Universe 1966

    Miss Universe 1966

    Miss Universe 1966, the 15th Miss Universe pageant, was won by 18-year-old Margareta Arvidsson of Sweden. It took place on 16 July 1966 at the Miami Beach Auditorium in Miami Beach, Florida, USA.
    9.00
    1 votes
    116
    Miss USA 1991

    Miss USA 1991

    • Winner: Kelli McCarty
    • Competitors: Charlotte Ray
    • Instance of recurring competition: Miss USA
    Miss USA 1991, the 40th Miss USA pageant, was televised live from the Century II Convention Center in Wichita, Kansas on 22 February 1991. At the conclusion of the final competition, Kelli McCarty of Kansas was crowned by outgoing titleholder Carole Gist of Michigan. Kelli became the first titleholder from Kansas and only the 3rd winner to be crowned as Miss USA in her home state. The pageant was hosted by Dick Clark for the third of five years, with color commentary by Barbara Eden for the only time and Miss USA 1970 Deborah Shelton for the first time. This was the second of four years that the pageant was held in Wichita, Kansas. The following are the contestants' scores in the preliminary competition. The Miss USA 1991 delegates were:
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    1 votes
    117
    Miss World 1984

    Miss World 1984

    The 34th Miss World Pageant was held on 15 November 1984 in the Royal Albert Hall, London, UK. The winner was Astrid Carolina Herrera Irrazabal from Venezuela. The 1st and 2nd runner-ups were Constance Ellen (Connie) Fitzpatrick from Canada, and Lou-Anne Caroline Ronchi from Australia. It was hosted by Peter Marshall and Judith Chalmers.
    9.00
    1 votes
    118
    Miss Earth 2008

    Miss Earth 2008

    • Winner: Karla Paula Henry
    • Competitors: Giuliana Zevallos
    • Instance of recurring competition: Miss Earth
    Miss Earth 2008, the 8th edition of Miss Earth beauty pageant, was held on November 9, 2008 at the Clark Expo Amphitheater in Angeles City, Pampanga, Philippines. Eighty-five delegates arrived from October 19, 2008 in the Philippines. The pageant was broadcast live via ABS-CBN and coverage since on Studio 23 in the Philippines and to many countries worldwide via Star World, The Filipino Channel and other partner networks. At the conclusion of the final night of the competition, outgoing titleholder Miss Earth 2007, Jessica Trisko from Canada crowned her successor Karla Henry from the Philippines. The pageant was hosted by Billy Crawford, international singer and actor from the film Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist, Miss Earth 2004 winner Priscilla Meirelles, and Miss Earth Canada 2006 Riza Santos. The following is the list of the results of Miss Earth 2008: The following special awards were officially awarded during the grand coronation night:
    6.67
    3 votes
    119
    Miss Universe 1967

    Miss Universe 1967

    Miss Universe 1967, the 16th Miss Universe pageant, was won by 21-year-old Sylvia Hitchcock of USA. It took place on 15 July 1967 at the Miami Beach Auditorium in Miami Beach, Florida, USA.
    6.67
    3 votes
    120
    Miss Universe 1971

    Miss Universe 1971

    • Winner: Georgina Rizk
    • Competitors: Michele McDonald
    • Instance of recurring competition: Miss Universe
    Miss Universe 1971, the 20th Miss Universe pageant, was won by Georgina Rizk of Lebanon. It took place on July 24, 1971 at the Miami Beach Auditorium in Miami Beach, Florida, United States.
    6.67
    3 votes
    121
    Miss Universe 2007

    Miss Universe 2007

    • Winner: Riyo Mori
    • Competitors: Riyo Mori
    Miss Universe 2007, the 56th Miss Universe pageant, took place on May 28, 2007 at the National Auditorium in Mexico City, Mexico. 77 delegates competed for the title. Riyo Mori of Japan was crowned the winner of the title by Zuleyka Rivera of Puerto Rico. This was the fourth time Mexico has been the host country and the second time Mexico City the host city of the Miss Universe pageant. Mexico first hosted the pageant in Acapulco in 1978. Miss Universe 1989 was then staged in Cancún and Miss Universe 1993, in Mexico City. The pageant was co-hosted by Mario Lopez and Vanessa Minnillo, both first-time hosts of the Miss Universe pageant. Minnillo, an Entertainment Tonight correspondent and former Miss Teen USA in 1998, previously hosted Miss Teen USA 2004. Lopez hosted Miss Teen USA 1998 (won by Minnillo) and also co-hosted Miss Teen USA 2003. The pageant was held almost two months prior to when it was held in 2006, although the event had generally been staged between late May and early June since 2001. Miss Universe 2006 Zuleyka Rivera reigned for little more than ten months, one of the shortest in the history of the title. Contestants began to arrive in Mexico on April 30, 2007 and
    6.67
    3 votes
    122
    Miss World 1954

    Miss World 1954

    Miss World 1954, the fourth annual Miss World pageant, was held on October 18, 1954 at Lyceum Theatre, London, United Kingdom. Only 16 contestants competed for the Miss World. The winner was Antigone Costanda, represented Egypt.
    6.67
    3 votes
    123
    Miss World 2003

    Miss World 2003

    • Winner: Rosanna Davison
    • Competitors: Denisa Kola
    Miss World 2003, the 53rd Miss World pageant was held at Crown of Beauty Theatre, Sanya, People's Republic of China on December 6, 2003. The pageant was presented by Phil Keoghan, Amanda Byram and Angela Chow. The contestants also paid a visit to Hong Kong, Xi'an, Shanghai and Beijing. Miss World 2002, Azra Akın of Turkey crowned her successor Rosanna Davison of Ireland, the daughter of popular musician Chris de Burgh, claiming Ireland's first major beauty pageant title. 106 contestants from all over the world competed for the crown, marking at that time, the biggest edition in the pageant history. It is now the third largest edition of the pageant, tied with Miss World 2007.
    6.67
    3 votes
    124
    Miss World 1962

    Miss World 1962

    Miss World 1962, the 12th Miss World pageant, was won by Catharina Lodders of the Netherlands. It took place on November 8, 1962 at the Lyceum Theatre in London, UK.
    5.75
    4 votes
    125
    2003 Tour de France

    2003 Tour de France

    • Competitors: Lance Armstrong
    • Instance of recurring competition: Tour de France
    The 2003 Tour de France started and ended in Paris. Lasting from July 5 to July 27 the race covered 3,427.5 km (2129.75 mi), proceeding clockwise in twenty stages around France, including six major mountain stages. Due to the centennial celebration, this edition of the tour was raced entirely in France and did not enter neighboring countries. In the centenary year of the race the route recreated, in part, that of 1903. There was a special Centenaire Classement prize for the best-placed in each of the six stage finishes which match the 1903 tour - Lyon, Marseille, Toulouse, Bordeaux, Nantes and Paris. It was won by Stuart O'Grady, with Thor Hushovd in second place. The 2003 Tour was honored with the Prince of Asturias Award for Sport. Of the 198 riders the favorite was again Lance Armstrong, aiming for a record equalling fifth win. Before the race, it was believed that his main rivals would include Iban Mayo, Aitor González, Tyler Hamilton, Ivan Basso, Gilberto Simoni, Jan Ullrich, and Joseba Beloki but Armstrong was odds-on favorite. Though he did go on to win the race, it is statistically, and by Armstrong's own admission, his weakest Tour from his seven-year period of dominance
    7.50
    2 votes
    126
    2007–2008 Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final

    2007–2008 Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final

    • Competitors: Evan Lysacek
    The Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final is an elite figure skating competition. Its name is often abbreviated "Grand Prix Final". Skaters competed in men's singles, ladies' singles, pair skating, and ice dancing. The Grand Prix Final was the culminating event of the 2007–2008 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating series, which consisted of Skate America, Skate Canada International, Cup of China, Trophée Eric Bompard, Cup of Russia, and NHK Trophy competitions. The top six skaters from each discipline competed in the final. The 2007–2008 competition took place at the Palavela in Turin, Italy from December 13 through December 16, 2007.
    7.50
    2 votes
    127
    Miss Earth 2005

    Miss Earth 2005

    • Winner: Alexandra Braun Waldeck
    • Competitors: Angela Maria Fonseca Spinola
    • Instance of recurring competition: Miss Earth
    Miss Earth 2005, the 5th edition of Miss Earth beauty pageant, took place on October 23, 2005 in Quezon City, Philippines. A total of 80 candidates from around the globe took part in the event. Alexandra Braun Waldeck of Venezuela was crowned by Miss Earth 2004 Priscilla Meirelles as the new Miss Earth. Final Question in Miss Earth 2005: "If you are to save only one of the two elements of Mother Nature, water or air, which would you choose and why?" Miss Earth 2005 Winning Answer: "The four elements are important but air is the most significant because it gives us life and it’s what we breathe." - Alexandra Braun Waldeck, represented Venezuela List of countries and delegates that participated in Miss Earth 2005: Countries that sent delegates the year before, but failed to do so this year: Albania, Bulgaria, Chad, Costa Rica, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Switzerland, Trinidad & Tobago and Uruguay. First time participants include Bahamas, Cambodia, Haiti, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Jamaica, Macau, Mauritius, Mongolia, Niue Island, Pakistan, Romania, Samoa, Slovak Republic, Saint Lucia, Tokelau, Turks and Caicos & Zambia. United Kingdom is technically new, as it was designated in the previous
    7.50
    2 votes
    128
    Miss Teen USA 1990

    Miss Teen USA 1990

    • Winner: Bridgette Wilson
    • Competitors: Ali Landry
    • Instance of recurring competition: Miss Teen USA
    Miss Teen USA 1990, the eighth Miss Teen USA pageant, was televised live from Biloxi, Mississippi on July 16, 1990. At the conclusion of the final competition, Bridgette Wilson of Oregon was crowned by outgoing titleholder Brandi Sherwood of Idaho. 1990 marked the year that Oregon won the pageant for the second of three times in the history of the pageant. No other state has won more than one Miss Teen USA title, making Oregon the only one with three crowns: Mindy Duncan in 1988, Bridgette Wilson in 1990 and Tami Farrell in 2003. This was the first year the pageant was held at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Coliseum in Biloxi, where it would be held for the following four years. Sandy Duncan hosted the event for the only time, with color commentary by Leeza Gibbons and Miss Teen USA 1985 Kelly Hu. Music was provided by the Gulf Coast Teen Orchestra. Duncan was the first female host of an American beauty pageant. The following are the contestants' scores in the preliminary competition. The Miss Teen USA 1990 delegates were: In a pre-taped segment for the pageant telecast on July 2, a small group of delegates was filmed playing with dolphins in a training pool at the Marine Life
    7.50
    2 votes
    129
    Miss Teen USA 1996

    Miss Teen USA 1996

    • Competitors: Amanda Carraway
    Miss Teen USA 1996, the 14th Miss Teen USA pageant, was televised live from Las Cruces, New Mexico on 21 August 1996. At the conclusion of the final competition, Christie Lee Woods of Texas was crowned by outgoing queen Keylee Sue Sanders of Kansas. The pageant was hosted by Bob Goen for the third and final year, with color commentary by Shari Belafonte and entertainment from The Monkees. This was the only year that the pageant was held in Las Cruces, although Albuquerque had previously played host to the 1987 Miss USA pageant. The following is the contestants average scores in the preliminary competition. The Miss Teen USA 1996 delegates were:
    7.50
    2 votes
    130
    Miss Universe 1992

    Miss Universe 1992

    Miss Universe 1992, the 41st Miss Universe pageant, was held at Queen Sirikit National Convention Center, Bangkok, Thailand on May 8, 1992. 78 international beauties competed for the Miss Universe crown. At the conclusion of the final telecast, Michelle McLean of Namibia was crowned Miss Universe 1992 by outgoing titleholder Lupita Jones of Mexico. She was the first titleholder from Africa since Margaret Gardiner in 1978, and the first Namibian to place in the pageant in the six years her nation had been competing. Delegates arrived in Thailand in late April for pre-pageant events, including the national costume competition and preliminary competitions held prior to the final telecast. The national costume competition took place on May 3. The pageant was hosted by Dick Clark for the third consecutive year, and colour commentary was provided by Leeza Gibbons for the third time and Miss Universe 1989 Angela Visser for the second time. This was the first time the pageant was held in Thailand, four years after Porntip Nakhirunkanok won Thailand's second Miss Universe title in 1988. Iceland placed eleventh, after a very low interview score, and was separated by one ten-thousandth of a
    7.50
    2 votes
    131
    Miss Universe 2001

    Miss Universe 2001

    • Winner: Denise Quiñones
    • Competitors: Evelina Papantoniou
    Miss Universe 2001 was held at Coliseo Rubén Rodríguez, Bayamón, Puerto Rico on May 11, 2001. 77 contestants participated in the prestigious event. Miss Puerto Rico, Denise Quiñones was crowned Miss Universe 2001 by Miss Universe 2000 Lara Dutta of India. These are some of the networks outside the United States (telecasted on CBS at the time) that showed the 2001 Miss Universe pageant live (or recorded earlier) in their respective countries and territories:
    7.50
    2 votes
    132
    Miss World 1953

    Miss World 1953

    Miss World 1953, the third annual Miss World pageant, was held on October 19, 1953 at Lyceum Theatre, London, United Kingdom. 15 contestants competed for the Miss World title. The winner was Denise Perrier, who represented France.
    7.50
    2 votes
    133
    Miss World 1960

    Miss World 1960

    Miss World 1960, the 10th annual Miss World pageant, was held on November 8, 1960 at Lyceum Theatre, London, United Kingdom. 39 contestants competed for the Miss World. The winner was Norma Cappagli, representing Argentina.
    7.50
    2 votes
    134
    Miss World 1965

    Miss World 1965

    Miss World 1965, the 15th Miss World pageant, was won by Lesley Langley of the United Kingdom. It took place on 19 November 1965 at the Lyceum Ballroom, London in London, UK.
    7.50
    2 votes
    135
    Miss World 1974

    Miss World 1974

    Miss World 1974, the 24th Miss World pageant, was held on November 22, 1974 in the Royal Albert Hall, London, England. Helen Elizabeth Morgan of the United Kingdom was crowned the winner at the end of the event, becoming the second Welsh and fourth woman from the United Kingdom to win the title. She resigned four days later on discovery that she had a child. Morgan was the first Miss World titleholder to officially resign, and the third not to finish her reign as Miss World, after Marjorie Wallace in 1973 and Lúcia Petterle in 1971. Morgan had represented Wales in the 1974 Miss Universe pageant earlier that year and placed first runner-up to eventual winner Amparo Muñoz of Spain. When Muñoz relinquished her Miss Universe title later that year, Morgan had already been outed as a mother and, therefore, ineligible to succeed Muñoz as Miss Universe. Muñoz was not replaced by any of the other runner-ups. Anneline Kriel of South Africa was crowned the new Miss World after Morgan's resignation.
    7.50
    2 votes
    136
    Miss World 2001

    Miss World 2001

    • Winner: Agbani Darego
    • Competitors: Ana Mirjana Račanović
    Miss World 2001, the 51st Miss World pageant was held at the Super Bowl, in Sun City Entertainment Centre, Sun City, South Africa on November 16, 2001. Agbani Darego from Nigeria won the pageant, she became the first black African to win the Miss World crown. 93 contestants from all over the world competed for the title.
    7.50
    2 votes
    137
    Miss Universe 1963

    Miss Universe 1963

    Miss Universe 1963, the 12th Miss Universe pageant, was won by 18-year-old Iêda Maria Vargas of Brazil. It took place on 20 July 1963 at the Miami Beach Auditorium in Miami Beach, Florida, USA.
    6.33
    3 votes
    138
    Miss Universe 1965

    Miss Universe 1965

    Miss Universe 1965, the 14th Miss Universe pageant, was won by 18-year-old Apasra Hongsakula of Thailand. It took place on 24 July 1965 at the Miami Beach Auditorium in Miami Beach, Florida, USA.
    6.33
    3 votes
    139
    Miss Universe 1976

    Miss Universe 1976

    • Winner: Rina Mor
    • Competitors: Sian Adey-Jones
    Miss Universe 1976, the 25th Miss Universe pageant was held at Lee Theatre in Hong Kong on July 11, 1976 morning, namely July 10 evening in United States. Rina Messinger earned Israel's first Miss Universe crown. For the first time ever in a Miss Universe pageant, USA's representative failed to advance to the semifinal - Barbara Peterson.
    6.33
    3 votes
    140
    Miss Universe 1990

    Miss Universe 1990

    Miss Universe 1990, the 39th Miss Universe pageant was held at Shubert Theatre, Los Angeles, USA on April 15, 1990. Mona Grudt of Norway was crowned as Miss Universe 1990. Seventy-one contestants competed for the crown. For the first time, the judges' individual scores were visible to the viewing audience, adding transparency to the pageant. Also in this year, a major format change that transformed the Miss Universe competition for the next decade was introduced, in which the delegates would face an extra round of elimination on finals night: the Top 6 judges' questions. In the Parade of Nations, television viewers got to see each delegate in national costume, as well as her swimsuit, evening gown and interview preliminary scores for the first time. Host Dick Clark also called out each country individually, as compared to the 1980s where all the delegates introduced themselves in rapid succession. This format of Parade of Nations continued until 1997. The presentation of the delegates in continental order, introduced in 1989, also continued until 1997. Also, instead of reducing the Top 10 to the usual Final 5, the judges picked a momentary Top 6. Those 6 finalists would answer
    6.33
    3 votes
    141
    Miss Universe 1994

    Miss Universe 1994

    Miss Universe 1994, the 43rd Miss Universe pageant, was held at the Plenary Hall of the Philippine International Convention Center, in Manila, Philippines on May 20, 1994. It was Manila's second time to host the pageant, having hosted Miss Universe 1974 twenty years earlier. Eighteen year-old Sushmita Sen from India was crowned by outgoing titleholder Dayanara Torres of Puerto Rico, besting early favorites Carolina Gómez of Colombia and Minorka Mercado of Venezuela. Sen became India's first Miss Universe titleholder and would go on to pursue a successful career as a film actress in her native country. Later that year, another Indian, Aishwarya Rai would win the Miss World title, securing the two leading international beauty pageants for India in 1994. The pageant was hosted by Bob Goen of Entertainment Tonight and co-hosted by Arthel Neville of Entertainment News Television, both first-time hosts for the pageant. Miss Universe 1989, Angela Visser was in her fourth and final year as special commentator. Entertainment was provided by Peabo Bryson and the Bayanihan Philippine National Folk Dance Company. Manila was announced as host city for the pageant in October 1993. It was the
    6.33
    3 votes
    142
    Miss USA 1972

    Miss USA 1972

    Miss USA 1972 was held at Cerromar Beach Hotel in Dorado, (Puerto Rico), on May 20, 1972. Tanya Wilson of Hawaii was crowned by outgoing titleholder Michele McDonald of Pennsylvania. This was the second time Hawaii has won the pageant. Bob Barker and singer Helen O'Connell hosted the pageant and the Everly Brothers were the guest entertainers. Prior to the final competition contestants participated in a number of public appearances, including an official parade held in Ponce and a televised ceremony with Governor Luis Ferre. This was the first time the pageant was held outside the continental United States. The event was marred by two bomb blasts at the hotel during the pageant, thought to have been caused by anti-American activists. There was severe property damage but no injuries were reported. Earlier that day the venue had been picketed by the Puerto Rican Socialist Party. A panel of ten celebrities was chosen to judge the competition.
    6.33
    3 votes
    143
    Miss USA 1986

    Miss USA 1986

    • Winner: Christy Fichtner
    • Competitors: Cindy Williams
    Miss USA 1986, the 35th Miss USA pageant, was televised live on May 20 from Miami, Florida on CBS. The ceremonies were hosted by Bob Barker. At the conclusion of the final competition, Christy Fichtner of Texas was crowned Miss USA, becoming the second consecutive winner from Texas.
    6.33
    3 votes
    144
    Miss World 1999

    Miss World 1999

    • Winner: Yukta Mookhey
    • Competitors: Yukta Mookhey
    The 49th Miss World pageant was held on 4 December 1999 at London's Olympia Hall. The pageant was hosted by Ulrika Jonsson and model Melanie Sykes. The 1999 pageant attracted 94 delegates from all over the world. The 1999 pageant also marked the first time that Scotland and Wales fielded their respective delegates. At the end of the event, Miss India Yukta Mookhey went on to win the Miss World 1999 crown at 20. She was crowned by her predecessor, Miss World 1998 Linor Abargil of Israel.
    6.33
    3 votes
    145
    Shimmer Championship

    Shimmer Championship

    The Shimmer Championship is a professional wrestling championship in Shimmer Women Athletes. It is competed for in Shimmer Women Athletes, and has been defended on shows of sister promotions Ring of Honor and Full Impact Pro. Championship reigns are determined by professional wrestling matches, in which competitors are involved in scripted rivalries. These narratives create feuds between the various competitors, which cast them as villains and heroines. Shimmer was founded by Dave Prazak and Allison Danger in 2005. Since then the wrestlers fought matches for competition or personal rivalries, with no prize on the line. After nearly two years, it was decided that the time was right to create their own Championship that would have represented them all over the world. The title was created on June 2, 2007, and it was put on the line during a Two Nights Elimination Tournament in Berwyn, IL. In the finals Sara Del Rey defeated Lacey to become the first champion. She defended the title for 327 Days, including defenses at Ring of Honor shows against Lacey and Daizee Haze, and defenses in SHIMMER against Lacey, Amazing Kong, and Sarah Stock. Del Rey lost the title to MsChif who defeated
    6.33
    3 votes
    146
    2009 Tour de France

    2009 Tour de France

    • Winner: Alberto Contador
    • Competitors: Carlos Sastre
    • Instance of recurring competition: Tour de France
    The 2009 Tour de France was the 96th edition of the Tour de France, one of cycling's Grand Tours. It started on 4 July in the principality of Monaco with a 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) individual time trial which included a section of the Circuit de Monaco. The race visited six countries: Monaco, France, Spain, Andorra, Switzerland and Italy, and finished on 26 July on the Champs-Élysées in Paris. The total length was 3,445 kilometres (2,141 mi), including 93 kilometres (58 mi) in time-trials. There were seven mountain stages, three of which had mountaintop finishes, and one medium-mountain stage. The race had a team time trial for the first time since 2005, the shortest distance in individual time trials since 1967, and the first penultimate-day mountain stage in the Tour's history. 2007 winner Alberto Contador won the race by a margin of 4′11″, having won both a mountain and time trial stage. His Astana team also supplied the third-place finisher, Lance Armstrong, and took the team classification. Andy Schleck, second overall, won the young riders' competition as he had the previous year. Franco Pellizotti originally won the polka dot jersey as the King of the Mountains, but had that
    8.00
    1 votes
    147
    Miss Earth 2004

    Miss Earth 2004

    • Winner: Priscilla Meirelles
    • Competitors: Tamera Szijarto
    • Instance of recurring competition: Miss Earth
    Miss Earth 2004, the 4th edition of Miss Earth beauty pageant, took place at the University of the Philippines Theater in Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines on October 24, 2004. Miss Brazil took over from last year’s winner Dania Prince of Honduras. The 21-year-old medical student from Brazil, Priscilla Meirelles, who stands 5’ 8" and has a 35"-24"-35" figure, won the coveted title, and with her win, Brazil became the first country to capture all of the four major international pageants, namely Miss Universe, Miss World, Miss International, and Miss Earth. Miss Martinique Murielle Celimene, an 18-year-old student was crowned Miss Air, the pageant’s equivalent to first runner-up. The last two titles— Miss Water and Miss Fire (second and third runners up, respectively) —were won by Miss Tahiti Kahaia Lesage and Miss Paraguay Yanina Gonzalez. Miss Paraguay was early crowd favorite who maintained her composure when she almost fell off the stage after she broke her shoe’s heels after the long gown competition. The winners were chosen by the 11-man board of judges who included last year’s Miss Earth’s Beauty for a Cause awardee, Vida Samadzai, Noel Lorenzana of Unilever Philippines,
    8.00
    1 votes
    148
    Miss Universe 1954

    Miss Universe 1954

    • Winner: Miriam Stevenson
    The third edition of Miss Universe was held on 24 July 1954, at Long Beach Municipal Auditorium, Long Beach, California, USA. They had 33 young ladies in the competition. Miss USA, 21-year-old Miriam Stevenson, won the competition. She became the first American to win the Miss Universe competition. ^ Miss Greece, Rika Diallina, was unable to enter the United States due to passport problems. Effie Androulakaki was sent to replace her. Androulakaki managed to win the award before Diallina's problems were sorted out. Androulakaki withdrew from the pageant after Diallina's arrival, turning down the suggestion from the pageant officials that she continue to compete in the contest as "Miss Crete"
    8.00
    1 votes
    149
    Miss Universe 1975

    Miss Universe 1975

    Miss Universe 1975 the 24th Miss Universe pageant was held at the National Gymnasium, San Salvador, El Salvador on July 19, 1975. The live telecast was broadcast on CBS. Miss Universe 1972, Kerry Anne Wells of Australia crowned the new Miss Universe, Anne Marie Pohtamo of Finland. The political backdrop to the 1975 Miss Universe pageant was not a happy one, however. According to the New York Times, August 5, "while a worldwide television audience saw El Salvador’s sunny beaches before the “Miss Universe” finals July 19, off-camera heavily armed troops were called out to halt demonstrations by students protesting the Government’s expenditure of $1-million on the contest." Protests took place in Santa Ana and San Salvador. Again, from the NY Times: "According to the military Government, which contended that the march was part of a “Communist plot,” one person was killed, five wounded, and 11 arrested. But according to the students, at least 12 persons were killed, 20 wounded, and 40 arrested."
    8.00
    1 votes
    150
    Miss Universe 1988

    Miss Universe 1988

    • Winner: Porntip Nakhirunkanok
    • Competitors: Yunchung Chong
    • Instance of recurring competition: Miss Universe
    Miss Universe 1988, the 37th Miss Universe Pageant was held at Lin Kou Stadium, Taipei, Taiwan on May 24, 1988. Porntip Nakhirunkanok of Thailand was crowned the title of Miss Universe 1988. 66 contestants competed in the pageant. This year was also considered the "Year of the Far East Asians" as four of the five finalists came from Asian countries. These are some of the networks outside the United States (telecasted on CBS) that showed the 1988 Miss Universe pageant live (or recorded earlier) in their respective countries and territories:
    8.00
    1 votes
    151
    Miss USA 1985

    Miss USA 1985

    • Winner: Laura Harring
    Miss USA 1985, the 34th Miss USA pageant, was televised live from the Lakeland Civic Auditorium in Lakeland, Florida on May 13, 1985. At the conclusion of the final competition, Laura Harring of Texas was crowned Miss USA 1985 by outgoing titleholder Mai Shanley of New Mexico The Miss USA 1985 delegates were:
    8.00
    1 votes
    152
    Miss USA 1998

    Miss USA 1998

    • Winner: Shawnae Jebbia
    • Competitors: Shawnae Jebbia
    Miss USA 1998, the 47th Miss USA pageant, was held in Shreveport, Louisiana in March, 1998. The preliminary competition was held on 6 March 1998 and the final competition on 10 March 1998. The event was won by Shawnae Jebbia of Massachusetts, who was crowned by outgoing titleholder Brandi Sherwood of Idaho. The pageant was held in Shreveport, Louisiana for the second consecutive year; unusually Shreveport would also host the Miss Teen USA pageant later the same year. Owner Donald Trump had initially suggested that the event would be moved to New York City, however an agreement was reached in November 1997 for the pageant to stay in Louisiana. During the two weeks that the delegates were in Shreveport the city and local companies benefitted from the extra business generated by the pageant and by the publicity offered by three minutes of promotion during the live broadcast. The expected worldwide audience for the pageant was 300 million people. The pageant was hosted by The Young and The Restless star J. Eddie Peck for the only time, and Ali Landry, Miss USA 1996 and Julie Moran, co-host of Entertainment Tonight, offered colour commentary. She Moves provided entertainment during the
    8.00
    1 votes
    153
    Miss USA 2009

    Miss USA 2009

    • Winner: Kristen Dalton
    • Competitors: Kristen Dalton
    Miss USA 2009, the 58th Miss USA pageant was held at the Theatre for the Performing Arts in Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada on April 19, 2009. At the conclusion of the final night of competition, Kristen Dalton of North Carolina was crowned by outgoing titleholder Miss USA 2008, Crystle Stewart of Texas. The event was hosted by Billy Bush of Access Hollywood and actress Nadine Velazquez; Bush returned to host the pageant which he last emceed in 2005. He had previously co-hosted Miss USA 2003 with Daisy Fuentes and Miss USA 2004–2005 with Nancy O'Dell. Entertainment was provided by Kevin Rudolf who performed "Let It Rock" during the swimsuit competition and The Veronicas performed "Untouched" during the evening gown competition. The competition was broadcast in High Definition for only the second time in history. Delegates representing the fifty states plus the District of Columbia competed in the pageant, and arrived in Las Vegas on April 2. Miss USA Kristen Dalton represented the United States at the Miss Universe 2009 pageant, where she reached the Top 10. Pageants were held from June 2008 to January 2009 to select the representative for each state. During
    8.00
    1 votes
    154
    Miss World 1982

    Miss World 1982

    Miss World 1982, the 32nd Miss World pageant, was held on November 18, 1982 in the Royal Albert Hall, London, UK. The winner was Mariasela Álvarez from the Dominican Republic. The first and second runners-up were Sari Kaarina Aspholm from Finland, and Della Dolan from the United Kingdom who were semifinalists in the 1982 Miss Universe four months before.
    8.00
    1 votes
    155
    Miss World 1986

    Miss World 1986

    • Winner: Giselle Laronde
    • Competitors: Halle Berry
    The 36th Miss World Pageant was held on November 13, 1986 in the Royal Albert Hall, London, UK. The winner was Giselle Jeanne-Marie Laronde (Queen of Americas) from Trinidad & Tobago. Runner up was Pia Rosenberg Larsen (Queen of Europe) representing Denmark and third was Chantal Schreiber from Austria.
    8.00
    1 votes
    156
    Miss World 1990

    Miss World 1990

    • Winner: Gina Tolleson
    • Competitors: Gina Tolleson
    Miss World 1990, the 40th Miss World pageant was held on 8 November 1990 in the London Palladium, London, United Kingdom. The winner was Gina Tolleson, representing the United States.
    8.00
    1 votes
    157
    Miss America 2007

    Miss America 2007

    • Winner: Lauren Nelson
    • Competitors: Melinda Toole
    Miss America 2007, the 80th Miss America, pageant, was held on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada on January 29, 2007, which was a Monday, making it the first time that the pageant was held on a weekday, rather than the traditional Saturday. The pageant was broadcast live on CMT from the Theatre for the Performing Arts at the Aladdin Resort and Casino, only the second time that the pageant has been held outside Atlantic City. At the conclusion of the final night of competition, outgoing titleholder Jennifer Berry crowned Lauren Nelson as her successor. Both titleholders are from Oklahoma, only the second occurrence of two consecutive winners from one state. The last time that two titleholders from the same state won in consecutive years was 1959-1960, when Mississippi did the honor. One delegate from each state was chosen in state pageants held in mid 2006. Prior to competing in state pageants, the majority of delegates first were required to win a local title. Each delegates title is pre-dated to 2006, for example Melinda Toole is "Miss Alabama 2006" rather than "Miss Alabama 2007". Many contestants competed in state pageants in both the Miss America and Miss USA systems
    7.00
    2 votes
    158
    Miss International 1968

    Miss International 1968

    Miss International 1968, the eighth Miss International pageant, was won by Maria da Gloria Carvalho of Brazil. It took place on 9 October 1968 at the Nippon Budokan in Tokyo, Japan.
    7.00
    2 votes
    159
    Miss Universe 1957

    Miss Universe 1957

    The sixth Miss Universe pageant, Miss Universe 1957 was held in Long Beach, California, USA for the 6th time. In this pageant thirty two contestants competed. Miss Peru, 18-year-old Gladys Zender won the competition. Miss USA, Leona Gage (MD), was announced as a semi-finalist, but she was ejected from the pageant the day before the final after it was discovered that she was married and the mother of two young children; Miss Argentina, Monica Lamas, who had placed 16th in the preliminary, took over the vacated spot.
    7.00
    2 votes
    160
    Miss USA 1956

    Miss USA 1956

    • Winner: Carol Morris
    The fifth edition of Miss USA was held on 18 July 1956, at Long Beach Municipal Auditorium, Long Beach, California. They had 43 young ladies in the competition. Miss Iowa USA, Carol Morris, won the competition and later became Miss Universe. She became the first contestant from Iowa to win the Miss USA competition.
    7.00
    2 votes
    161
    Miss Colombia 2005

    Miss Colombia 2005

    • Instance of recurring competition: Miss Colombia
    Miss Colombia 2005, the 71st Miss Colombia pageant, was held in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, on November 14, 2005, after three weeks of events. The winner of the pageant was Valerie Dominguez Tarud, Señorita Atlántico. The pageant was broadcast live on RCN TV from the Centro de Convenciones Julio Cesar Turbay in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia. At the conclusion of the final night of competition, outgoing titleholder Adriana Tarud crowned Valerie Dominguez Tarud of Atlántico as the new Miss Colombia. The runners-up were: The ten semi-finalists include, but are not limited to: The Miss Colombia 2005 delegates are:
    6.00
    3 votes
    162
    Miss Universe 1961

    Miss Universe 1961

    Miss Universe 1961, the tenth Miss Universe pageant, was won by 24-year-old Marlene Schmidt of Germany. It took place on 15 July 1961 at the Miami Beach Auditorium in Miami Beach, Florida, USA.
    6.00
    3 votes
    163
    Miss Universe 2005

    Miss Universe 2005

    • Winner: Natalie Glebova
    • Competitors: Natalie Glebova
    Miss Universe 2005, the 54th Miss Universe pageant, was held at the Impact Arena, Bangkok, Thailand on May 31, 2005. At the conclusion of the final telecast, Miss Universe Canada, Natalie Glebova was crowned Miss Universe 2005 by outgoing titleholder Jennifer Hawkins of Australia. She was the second Canadian to win the title, following Karen Dianne Baldwin who was Miss Universe 1982. The top fifteen was dominated by contestants from the Americas and Caribbean, whilst the top five consisted entirely of women from these regions. Thailand publicized its bid to host the pageant 10 July, 2004, during a visit by Jennifer Hawkins, Miss Universe 2004, to the country. At the time, Chile, China and Greece were also being considered to host the event. One month later, it was announced that Bangkok, Thailand had been informally selected to host the competition, at a cost of US$6.5 million. The cost was to be funded by the Thai government in an attempt to boost tourism. In October the proposal faced difficulties when the Thai government were slow to provide the promised funds, which discouraged prospective sponsors, leading Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra to become personally involved to make
    6.00
    3 votes
    164
    Miss USA 2002

    Miss USA 2002

    • Winner: Shauntay Hinton
    • Competitors: Shauntay Hinton
    The Miss USA 2002 pageant was held in Gary, Indiana on March 2, 2002. The event was won by Shauntay Hinton of the District of Columbia, who was crowned by outgoing queen Kandace Krueger of Texas. Hinton was the first African-American woman to win the pageant since Chelsi Smith held the title in 1995, and was the first titleholder from Washington, DC since 1964. The Miss USA 2002 delegates were: Controversy erupted over the choice of swimsuits for the swimsuit final competition. Six of the 51 delegates chose an all-red one-piece, while the rest wore a two-piece option. The New York Post reported one contestant, Tarah Marie Peters of California, had points deducted by one judge because of her choice of a one-piece suit, thus eliminating her from the top five contestants. She was the only one of the top twelve who wore the one-piece option. Ten delegates had previously competed in either the Miss Teen USA or Miss America pageants, including the two Triple Crown winners who had competed in both. One delegate later won a Miss America state title. Delegates who had previously held a Miss Teen USA state title were: Delegates who had previously held a Miss America state title or would
    6.00
    3 votes
    165
    2002 Tour de France

    2002 Tour de France

    • Competitors: Raimondas Rumšas
    • Instance of recurring competition: Tour de France
    The 2002 Tour de France started in Luxembourg on July 6, 2002, and ended in Paris on July 28. France was visited counter-clockwise, so the Pyrenees were there before the Alps. On average, the stages were shorter than in previous years, in an attempt to make illegal substances (doping) less necessary for the riders. Great favourite was American Lance Armstrong, winner in 1999, 2000 and 2001. The main opposition would probably come from the ONCE team with Joseba Beloki (3rd last year), Igor González de Galdeano (5th last year) and Marcos Serrano (9th last year), and from the Kelme riders Óscar Sevilla (7th last year, 2nd in last year's Vuelta a España) and Santiago Botero (8th last year). Other riders to keep in account for a high place in the final rankings were Tyler Hamilton (2nd Giro 2002), Levi Leipheimer (3rd Vuelta 2001), Christophe Moreau (4th Tour 2000) and Armstrong's team mate Roberto Heras (4th Vuelta 2001). Important riders who were not present were Jan Ullrich (2nd last year, injury) and Gilberto Simoni (winner 2001 Giro). The selection was done as follows:. After the wildcards were given, it was announced that Saeco's main rider Gilberto Simoni had tested positive for
    5.00
    4 votes
    166
    Miss Universe 1996

    Miss Universe 1996

    • Winner: Alicia Fajardo Machado
    • Competitors: Jodie McMullen
    • Instance of recurring competition: Miss Universe
    Miss Universe 1996, the 45th Miss Universe pageant was held at the Theatre for the Performing Arts in the Aladdin Resort and Casino, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA on May 17, 1996. Alicia Machado of Venezuela was crowned as Miss Universe 1996 by Miss Universe 1995 Chelsi Smith of USA. 79 contestants competed for the crown. The pageant originally was scheduled to be held in Johannesburg, South Africa. However, for financial reasons, South Africa couldn't host the pageant and Miss Universe was moved to Las Vegas.
    5.00
    4 votes
    167
    Miss USA 1999

    Miss USA 1999

    • Winner: Kimberly Pressler
    • Competitors: Lori Menshouse
    Miss USA 1999, the forty-eighth Miss USA pageant, was held at the Grande Palace Theatre in Branson, Missouri on February 4, 1999. At the conclusion of the final competition, Kimberly Pressler of New York, was crowned by outgoing titleholder Shawnae Jebbia of Massachusetts. Pressler became the third Miss New York USA to win the crown on finals night, and the fourth titleholder from New York. After months of negotiation, Branson was announced as the pageant's location in November 1998. City officials spent $125,000 of tax money to host the pageant in Branson in the hope that it would encourage tourism but admitted after the pageant that it was not worth the cost. Sponsors contributed a further $1 million towards the hosting of the event. The pageant had previously been held in Shreveport, Louisiana from 1997-1998. Shemar Moore hosted the pageant for the only time, and color commentary was added by Miss USA 1996 Ali Landry and Julie Moran, for the second consecutive year. Entertainment was provided by Collin Raye and The Atomic Fireballs. The Miss USA 1999 delegates were: Thirteen delegates had previously competed or would later compete in either the Miss World, Miss Teen USA or Miss
    5.00
    4 votes
    168
    Binibining Pilipinas 2008

    Binibining Pilipinas 2008

    • Competitors: Karla Paula Henry
    Binibining Pilipinas 2008, the 44th Binibining Pilipinas beauty pageant, was held at the Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City on March 8, 2008. Twenty-four candidates competed in the event, which was broadcast by GMA Network in the Philippines, and by GMA Pinoy TV internationally on March 9th. The event was hosted by Paolo Bediones and Charlene Gonzales. 2005 Miss International Precious Lara Quigaman was the pageant correspondent. Jennifer Barrientos was crowned Binibining Pilipinas Universe, Patricia Fernandez was crowned Binibining Pilipinas International, and Janina San Miguel was crowned Binibining Pilipinas World. San Miguel, however, resigned her title on September 30, 2008, and the title was automatically transferred to first runner-up Danielle Castaño. Special Awards: Sponsor Awards: NOTE; Jaina San Miguel resigned from her reign as bb pilipinas world Danielle Castano took over
    5.67
    3 votes
    169
    Miss Teen USA 1991

    Miss Teen USA 1991

    • Winner: Janelle Bishop
    • Competitors: Gina Tognoni
    • Instance of recurring competition: Miss Teen USA
    Miss Teen USA 1991, the ninth Miss Teen USA pageant, was televised live from the Mississippi Gulf Coast Coliseum in Biloxi, Mississippi on 19 August 1991. At the conclusion of the final competition, Janel Bishop of New Hampshire was crowned by outgoing titleholder Bridgette Wilson of Oregon. Bishop is the first African American winner ever and the first titleholder from New Hampshire. The pageant was hosted by Dick Clark for the second of four years, with color commentary by Leeza Gibbons and Miss Teen USA 1985 Kelly Hu for the second time. Music was provided by the Gulf Coast Teen Orchestra. This was the second of five years that the pageant was held in Biloxi. After the city hosted Miss Teen USA 1990, it entered negotiations with the Miss Universe company in October 1990 to host the pageant for a further four years, and an announcement to that effect was made in early November. The following are the contestants' scores in the preliminary competition. The Miss Teen USA 1991 delegates were:
    5.67
    3 votes
    170
    Miss Universe 1974

    Miss Universe 1974

    • Winner: Amparo Muñoz
    • Competitors: Karen Morrison
    Miss Universe 1974, the 23rd Miss Universe pageant, was held in Manila, Philippines on the early morning of July 21, 1974 (evening of July 20 in the United States) before a live audience of an estimated 10,000 at the Folk Arts Theater and broadcast live by CBS and Radio Philippines Network (RPN). The pageant was hosted by Bob Barker and Helen O'Connell. It was the first time in the Pageant's history that the event was held in Asia. The pageant opened with the parade of nations of all 65 contestants in their native costumes singing "Let's Be Friends," accompanied by the honor guard cadets of the Philippine Military Academy. The pageant contestants also performed a second musical number based on an Ilocano melody entitled "Pamulinawen," a song considered to be a personal favorite of then Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos. First Miss Universe (1952), Armi Kuusela of Finland, Miss Universe 1967, Sylvia Hitchcock of the USA, and Miss Universe 1969, Gloria Diaz of the Philippines graced the event. Outgoing Miss Universe Margarita Moran, of the Philippines crowned the tearful pageant winner, Amparo Muñoz of Spain at the conclusion of the 2-hour telecast. First runner-up Helen Morgan of
    5.67
    3 votes
    171
    Miss Universe 1979

    Miss Universe 1979

    • Winner: Maritza Sayalero
    • Competitors: Carolyn Ann Seaward
    Miss Universe 1979 was held at Perth Entertainment Centre, Perth, Australia on 20 July 1979. 18-year-old Maritza Sayalero earned Venezuela's first Miss Universe crown. First runner-up Gina Swainson would go on to win the rival Miss World 1979 later in the year. Seventy-five contestants competed in the 1979 Miss Universe Pageant.
    5.67
    3 votes
    172
    Miss World 1969

    Miss World 1969

    The 19th annual Miss World pageant was held for the first time at the Royal Albert Hall on November 22, 1969 on BBC. 50 delegates vied for the crown won by Eva Rueber-Staier of Austria.
    5.67
    3 votes
    173
    Miss Teen USA 2002

    Miss Teen USA 2002

    • Winner: Vanessa Marie Semrow
    • Competitors: Kari Ann Peniche
    Miss Teen USA 2002, the 20th Miss Teen USA pageant, was televised live from South Padre Island, Texas on 28 August 2002. At the conclusion of the final competition, Miss Wisconsin Teen USA Vanessa Marie Semrow was crowned by outgoing queen Marissa Whitley of Missouri. This was the second consecutive year that the pageant was held on South Padre Island, although it had also been held there in 1997. Semrow was only the second teenager from Wisconsin to place in the pageant, and the first to win the title. The state's previous placement was in 1984. In the years after the pageant, two delegates who competed at Miss Teen USA 2002 went on to win the Miss USA title. The class of 2002 is the first to produce two Miss USA winners. The first was Tara Conner of Kentucky, who placed second runner-up at Miss Teen USA 2002 and won the Miss USA 2006 pageant; she was followed by Rachel Smith of Tennessee (semi-finalist and Miss Photogenic at Miss Teen USA) who won Miss USA 2007. Both placed fourth runner-up in the Miss Universe pageant. A third contestant, fourth runner-up Kimberly Harlan of Georgia, competed at Miss World 2003 but did not place. The Miss Teen USA 2002 delegates were:
    6.50
    2 votes
    174
    Miss Universe 1952

    Miss Universe 1952

    • Winner: Armi Kuusela
    • Competitors: Armi Kuusela
    Miss Universe 1952, the very first Miss Universe pageant, was held on June 28, 1952 at the Long Beach Municipal Auditorium in Long Beach, California, USA. 30 contestants competed for the crown. The winner was 18-year-old Armi Kuusela of Finland, who was crowned by actress Piper Laurie. ^Since Miss Universe and Miss USA were held jointly, candidates from both pageants were eligible for the special awards.
    6.50
    2 votes
    175
    Miss USA 1988

    Miss USA 1988

    • Winner: Courtney Gibbs
    Miss USA 1988, the 37th Miss USA pageant, was televised live from the El Paso Civic Center in El Paso, Texas on March 1, 1988. At the conclusion of the final competition, Courtney Gibbs of Texas was crowned Miss USA, becoming the fourth consecutive winner from Texas. The pageant was hosted by Alan Thicke, the first time in twenty years that Bob Barker did not host, and the pageant commentator was Tracy Scoggins. Barker, an animal rights activist, refused to be involved because one of the winner's prizes was a fur coat. There had been controversy surrounding the fur coats since the previous year, and Barker claimed he had asked pageant officials not to give away coats for years but that he had been ignored. Other animal rights activists threatened to picket the pageant in protest at its fur policy and disrupted a pre-pageant press conference.. In an unrelated attack, Scoggins was attacked in an elevator following pageant rehearsals. The attacker was charged with attempted sexual assault. This was the first time that the pageant was held in Texas and the only time it was ever held in El Paso. El Paso had hosted the Miss Teen USA 1987 pageant the previous year, and it was announced in
    6.50
    2 votes
    176
    Miss USA 2005

    Miss USA 2005

    • Winner: Chelsea Cooley
    • Competitors: Amy Colley
    • Instance of recurring competition: Miss USA
    Miss USA 2005, the 54th Miss USA pageant, was held in Baltimore, Maryland in April 11, 2005. It was won by Chelsea Cooley of North Carolina. Fifty-one state titleholders competed for the title of Miss USA in the Hippodrome Theatre on April 11, 2005. The hosts were Access Hollywood stars Nancy O'Dell and Billy Bush. This was the first of two years the pageant was held in Maryland, as it was held in Los Angeles, California in 2004. The new location was announced in October 2004. After the delegate introductions and opening number, the top fifteen contestants were announced. These girls went on to compete in the evening gown competition, where they displayed an evening gown of their choice and were judged in poise and grace. This year's gown competition was notable for two daring gowns, that of Brenda Brabham, Miss Pennsylvania USA, and Meaghan Jarensky, Miss New York USA. Brabham's gold gown featured a bra-style top connected to a flowing skirt with high slit, revealing most of her top half like a swimsuit, and Jarensky's silver Graecan gown also was an unusual cut. The second cut followed, with the delegates being narrowed down to ten. The finalists then competed in the swimsuit
    6.50
    2 votes
    177
    Miss World 1964

    Miss World 1964

    Miss World 1964, the 14th Miss World pageant, was won by Ann Sidney of United Kingdom. It took place on November 12, 1964 at the Lyceum Theatre in London, UK.
    6.50
    2 votes
    178
    Miss World 1968

    Miss World 1968

    Miss World 1968, the 18th Miss World pageant was held at Lyceum Theatre, London, United Kingdom on 14 November 1968. 53 contestants competed for the crown. Madeleine Hartog Bell of Peru crowned her successor Penelope Plummer of Australia.
    6.50
    2 votes
    179
    Miss Dominican Republic Universe 2004

    Miss Dominican Republic Universe 2004

    • Winner: Larimar Fiallo
    The Miss República Dominicana 2004 was held on April 3, 2004. That year 34 candidates competed for the national crown. The chosen winner will represent the Dominican Republic at the Miss Universe 2004 pageant which was held in Quito. 16 Provinces, 16 Municipalities and 2 Dominican Communities had entered.
    4.75
    4 votes
    180
    Miss Colombia 1999

    Miss Colombia 1999

    • Instance of recurring competition: Miss Colombia
    Miss Colombia 1999, the 64th Miss Colombia pageant, was held in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, on November 12, 1999, after three weeks of events. The winner of the pageant was Catalina Inés Acosta Albarracín, Señorita Cundinamarca. The pageant was broadcast live on RCN TV from the Centro de Convenciones Julio Cesar Turbay in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia. At the conclusion of the final night of competition, outgoing titleholder Marianella Maal Paccini crowned Catalina Inés Acosta Albarracín of Cundinamarca as the new Miss Colombia. The runners-up were: The Miss Colombia 1999 delegates are:
    7.00
    1 votes
    181
    Miss Colombia 2008

    Miss Colombia 2008

    • Winner: Michelle Rouillard
    • Instance of recurring competition: Miss Colombia
    Miss Colombia 2008, the 74th Miss Colombia pageant, was held in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, on November 17, 2008, after two weeks of events. The winner of the pageant was Michelle Rouillard Estrada, Miss Cauca. The pageant was broadcast live on RCN TV from the Centro de Convenciones Julio César Turbay in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia. At the conclusion of the final night of competition, outgoing titleholder Miss Colombia 2007 Taliana Vargas crowned Michelle Rouillard Estrada of Cauca as the new Miss Colombia. The former panel of judges was composed by Olga Sinclair (Panama), Pablo Jiménez Burillo (Spain), Sylvia Loria (Costa Rica), Thomas P. Murray (United States), Giovanni Scutaro (Venezuela). The runners-up: The ten semi-finalists : * Sonia Janneth Cubides (Bogotá D.C.) and María Jimena Escobar (Cundinamarca) resing the title as Segunda Princesa (3rd Runner-up) According to the press release from September 11 of 2008 on the website of the National Beauty Contest of Colombia, The official candidates are:
    7.00
    1 votes
    182
    Miss International 1999

    Miss International 1999

    Miss International 1999, the 39th Miss International pageant, was held on 14 December 1999 at Tokyo's U-Port Hall, hosted by Masumi Okada and Mari Christine. Paulina Gálvez of Colombia was crowned at the end of the event, becoming the second titleholder from her country to win Miss International.
    7.00
    1 votes
    183
    Miss International 2007

    Miss International 2007

    • Winner: Priscila Perales
    Miss International 2007, the 47th Miss International pageant was held at The Hotel Prince Park Tower, Tokyo, Japan on October 15, 2007. 61 contestants from all over the world competed for the crown marking at that time, the biggest turnout in the pageants 47 year history. That record was held until 2008 where 63 nations send representatives. Miss International 2006, Daniela Di Giacomo of Venezuela crowned her successor Priscila Perales of Mexico as the new Miss International.
    7.00
    1 votes
    184
    Miss Teen USA 1993

    Miss Teen USA 1993

    Miss Teen USA 1993, the eleventh Miss Teen USA pageant, was televised live from the Mississippi Gulf Coast Coliseum in Biloxi, Mississippi on 10 August 1993. At the conclusion of the final competition, Charlotte Lopez of Vermont was crowned by outgoing titleholder Jamie Solinger of Iowa. The pageant was hosted by Dick Clark for the fourth and final year, with color commentary by Arthel Neville and Miss Teen USA 1985 Kelly Hu for the final time. Music was provided by the Gulf Coast Teen Orchestra. This was the fourth of five years that the pageant was held in Biloxi. Contestants arrived on 26 June and were involved in two weeks of events and preliminary competition prior to the final broadcast, such as pre-taping scenes along the Mississippi coast, and being involved in an autograph signing party. The following are the contestants' scores in the preliminary competition. The Miss Teen USA 1993 delegates were: Following the 1992 event, local hoteliers signalled that they may no longer be able to furnish free accommodation for the contestants for the 1993 pageant. Although the Tourism Commission was contracted to host the pageant until 1994, they considered getting out of the contract
    7.00
    1 votes
    185
    Miss Universe 1997

    Miss Universe 1997

    • Winner: Brook Mahealani Lee
    • Competitors: Brook Mahealani Lee
    • Instance of recurring competition: Miss Universe
    Miss Universe 1997 pageant was held in Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami Beach, Florida, USA, culminating in the final competition on May 16, 1997. This was the second consecutive year that the pageant had been held in the United States. Miss USA, Brook Lee of Hawaii was crowned Miss Universe 1997 by previous titleholder, Alicia Machado of Venezuela. Lee was the seventh delegate from the United States to win the pageant; more Miss USA's have won the title than delegates from any other country. There were seventy-four delegates who competed for the crown. The pageant hosts were Marla Maples Trump, wife of the then-new owner of the Miss Universe Organization, Donald Trump and George Hamilton. Entertainment was provided by Enrique Iglesias.
    7.00
    1 votes
    186
    Miss USA 1957

    Miss USA 1957

    • Winner: Mary Leona Gage
    • Competitors: Mary Leona Gage
    Charlotte Sheffield was Miss USA 1957. After winning the Miss Utah USA crown, Sheffield, from Salt Lake City, Utah went on to become Utah's first representative to achieve the title of Miss USA, when Mary Leona Gage was stripped of her title days later during the Miss Universe 1957 competition. Sheffield was not allowed to compete for the Miss Universe crown, as she had already missed the preliminary competition. Sheffield went on to compete at the 1957 Miss World pageant, but failed to place. She was a special guest at the 1991 Miss USA pageant.
    7.00
    1 votes
    187
    Miss World 1975

    Miss World 1975

    The 25th Miss World pageant was held on November 20, 1975 at the Royal Albert Hall in London. 67 contestant took part in the pageant won by Wilnelia Merced of Puerto Rico. Runner-up was Germany, Marina Langer, in third place was Vicki Harris representing the United Kingdom, fourth place was Maricela Maxie Clark of Cuba and Yugoslavia's Ladija Verkovska completed the top five.
    5.33
    3 votes
    188
    Miss Nepal 2007

    Miss Nepal 2007

    Dabur Vatika Miss Nepal 2007, the 13th Miss Nepal pageant held on April 7, 2007, at the Birendra International Conference Convention Centre in Nepal. It was won by Sitashma Chand, of Lalitpur. The event was surrounded by heavy protests from Maoist and Feminist activists. The show was broadcast live by Nepal Television but suffered from minor technical glitches. The chief judge of the event, Kollywood actor Rajesh Hamal, asked the top 5 finalists, "Are all traditions to be followed without question or do they need to be discussed and amended?" The contestants were supported by fashion designer groups INIFD, NEFT, Lakhotia and others. The event differed from previous pageants in that it featured modifications of Nepal's traditional ethnic dresses. Designs from INIFD (International Institute of Fashion Design) were judged to be better than the dresses from competing designers. The winner of Miss Nepal 2007, Sitashma Chand, represented Nepal in the Miss World 2007 pageant in Sanya, China. The 1st runner up, Bandana Sharma, represented Nepal in the Miss Earth 2007 pageant in Nha Trang, Vietnam.
    6.00
    2 votes
    189
    Miss Teen USA 1995

    Miss Teen USA 1995

    Miss Teen USA 1995, the 13th Miss Teen USA pageant, was televised live from the Century II Convention Center in Wichita, Kansas on 15 August 1995. At the conclusion of the final competition, Keylee Sue Sanders of Kansas was crowned by outgoing queen Shauna Gambill of California. The pageant was hosted by Bob Goen for the second year, with color commentary by Maty Monfort and entertainment by All-4-One. This was the only year that the pageant was held in Wichita, which also held the Miss USA pageant from 1990-1994, and it was the first time that a delegate won the Miss Teen USA title in her home state. The Miss Teen USA 1995 delegates were: The following is the contestants average scores in the preliminary competition.
    6.00
    2 votes
    190
    Miss Universe 1977

    Miss Universe 1977

    Miss Universe 1977, the 26th annual Miss Universe pageant was held at the National Theater, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic on July 16, 1977. 24-year-old Janelle Commissiong earned Trinidad & Tobago its first Miss Universe crown as well as becoming the first black woman to win the title. The Miss Universe Pageant was held in the Dominican Republic in 1977 in order to promote tourism to the island. Miss Universe was then owned by Gulf+Western Industries, an American conglomerate which had large investments in the Dominican Republic, including The Central Romana sugar mill, the Casa de Campo resort, free trade zone, and Consolidated Cigars among others. The late Charles Bluhdorn, G+W's chairman, was involved in several big projects for the Dominican Republic, a country he loved very much. He was also involved in many future projects related to the country, specifically Altos de Chavón an artists' village located within the Casa de Campo complex. Holding Miss Universe, with an estimated 200 million viewers, was the perfect vehicle for boosting the Dominican tourist sector.
    6.00
    2 votes
    191
    Miss Universe 1984

    Miss Universe 1984

    Miss Universe 1984, the 33rd Miss Universe pageant, was held at James L. Knight Convention Center in Miami, Florida, USA on July 9, 1984. 81 contestants competed for the crown. 21-year-old Yvonne Ryding of Sweden was crowned Miss Universe 1984, by outgoing titleholder Lorraine Downes of New Zealand. Ryding was the third titleholder from her country. Initially, Calgary, Canada was chosen as host city for the pageant, a decision announced on March 13, 1984. Funding issues arose within days when the city council would not allow the tourist bureau to commit permanent funds to the event. An agreement was reached whereby funds from the city could be used but had to be repaid, although some complained about "using sex to sell the city". By late April there were indications that the pageant might be moved to Miami, Florida due to the continued financial issues, but that negotiations in the hope of Calgary retaining the event were ongoing. Despite the attempts of Calgary's Tourist Bureau, Miami was officially announced as the new venue on 12 May 1984, a decision which cost Calgary $125,000 and left the city facing a potential lawsuit from Miss Universe Inc., the pageant owner. This was the
    6.00
    2 votes
    192
    Miss Universe 1987

    Miss Universe 1987

    Miss Universe 1987, the 36th Miss Universe pageant was held at Hall Four at World Trade Centre, Singapore on May 27, 1987. 22-year-old Cecilia Bolocco of Chile was crowned as Miss Universe 1987. 68 contestants competed in the 1987 Miss Universe Pageant. This was the twenty-first and final Miss Universe competition to be hosted by popular American television host Bob Barker. Mr. Barker, an animal rights proponent, requested pageant organizers to ban all animal fur prizes from the pageant. He promptly resigned as host when his request was refused. The program was broadcast by CBS. These are some of the networks outside the United States (telecasted on CBS) that showed the 1987 Miss Universe pageant live (or recorded earlier) in their respective countries and territories:
    6.00
    2 votes
    193
    Miss Universe 2006

    Miss Universe 2006

    • Winner: Zuleyka Rivera
    • Competitors: Zuleyka Rivera
    Miss Universe 2006, the 55th Miss Universe pageant, took place at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, USA. Unlike past events, it was broadcast live on NBC on a Sunday, July 23, 2006, almost two months later than usual. The 2006 pageant is the first time the United States has been a host since 1998, and the second time for Los Angeles, which last hosted the pageant in 1990. Kazakhstan was represented for the first time, while the following countries returned after some years of absence: St. Lucia (1977), Iceland (1997), St. Martin (2000), Northern Marianas (2002), Argentina (2003), New Zealand (2003), Estonia (2004), Ghana (2004), St. Vincent and Grenadines (2004), and Sweden (2004). Natalie Glebova of Canada crowned her successor, Zuleyka Rivera of Puerto Rico, at the conclusion of the two-hour show. Glebova's reign would be the second longest ever in Miss Universe history: one year and two months. Rivera's would be one of the shortest reigns of all, just 10 months. The following celebrities judged the final competition. Note: Actress Bo Derek was scheduled to be a judge but was later replaced. These are some of the networks outside the United States (telecasted on NBC and
    6.00
    2 votes
    194
    Miss Universe Dominicana 2001

    Miss Universe Dominicana 2001

    Miss Universe Dominicana 2001 was held on April 9, 2001. There were 26 candidates, representing provinces and municipalities, who entered. The winner would represent the Dominican Republic at Miss Universe 2001 and Miss América Latina 2002. The Miss Mundo Dominicana would enter Miss World 2001. The first runner up would enter in Miss Atlántico Internacional 2002. The second runner up would enter in Reinado Internacional del Café 2001. The third runner up would enter in Miss Intercontinental 2001. The rest of finalist entered different pageants. 16 Provinces, 8 Municipalities and 2 Dominican Communities had entered. Miss Legss : Michelle Alix P. Miss Culture: Michelle Alix P
    6.00
    2 votes
    195
    Miss World 1956

    Miss World 1956

    Miss World 1956, the sixth annual Miss World pageant, was held on 15 October 1956 at Lyceum Theatre, London, United Kingdom. 24 contestants competed for the Miss World. The winner was Petra Schürmann, represented West Germany.
    5.00
    3 votes
    196
    Miss Dominican Republic Universe 2006

    Miss Dominican Republic Universe 2006

    The Miss República Dominicana 2006 took place on December 18, 2005. That year only 24 candidates competed for the national crown. The chosen winner represented the Dominican Republic at the Miss Universe 2006 pageant which was held in Los Angeles.
    5.50
    2 votes
    197
    Miss Teen USA 1987

    Miss Teen USA 1987

    • Winner: Kristi Addis
    • Competitors: Bobbie Brown
    Miss Teen USA 1987, the fifth Miss Teen USA pageant, was televised live from El Paso, Texas on July 21, 1987. At the conclusion of the final competition, Kristi Addis of Mississippi was crowned by outgoing queen Alison Brown of Oklahoma. This was the only year that the pageant was held in El Paso. It would not return to Texas until Miss Teen USA 1997, the first of three years it was held on South Padre Island. The 1987 event was hosted by Michael Young, with colour commentary from Tracy Scoggins. The Miss Teen USA 1987 delegates were:
    5.50
    2 votes
    198
    Miss USA 2000

    Miss USA 2000

    • Winner: Lynnette Cole
    • Competitors: Jennifer Dupont
    Miss USA 2000, the forty-ninth Miss USA pageant, was held at The Grand Palace, in Branson, Missouri on February 4, 2000. At the conclusion of the final competition, Lynnette Cole of Tennessee was crowned by outgoing titleholder Kimberly Pressler of New York. The pageant was held in Branson for the second and final time, at the 4,000 seat Grand Palace Theatre, and was the last pageant held in February. Carson Daly hosted the event for the only time, and color commentary was added for the third time by Miss USA 1996 Ali Landry and Julie Moran. Entertainment was provided by Christina Aguilera, Lou Bega, Brian McKnight and Mark Wills. The Miss USA 2000 delegates were: Fourteen delegates had previously competed in either the Miss Teen USA, Miss America or Miss World pageants or would later compete in one of them. Delegate who previously competed at Miss World was: Delegates who had previously held a Miss Teen USA state title were: Delegates who had previously held a Miss America state title or would later win one were:
    5.50
    2 votes
    199
    Miss America 1999

    Miss America 1999

    • Winner: Nicole Johnson Baker
    Miss America 1999, the 72nd Miss America, pageant, was from on the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey on September 19, 1998 on ABC Network.
    6.00
    1 votes
    200
    Miss Colombia 2007

    Miss Colombia 2007

    • Winner: Taliana Vargas
    • Instance of recurring competition: Miss Colombia
    Miss Colombia 2007, the 73rd Miss Colombia pageant, was held in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, on November 12, 2007. The pageant was broadcast live on RCN TV from the Centro de Convenciones Cartagena de Indias in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia. At the conclusion of the final night of competition, outgoing titleholder Miss Colombia 2006 Eileen Roca Torralvo crowned Taliana Vargas of Magdalena as the new Miss Colombia. Vargas would later placed first runner-up at the 2008 Miss Universe Pageant. The runners-up were: The ten semi-finalists include: The Miss Colombia 2007 delegates are:
    6.00
    1 votes
    201
    Miss Earth 2001

    Miss Earth 2001

    • Winner: Catharina Svensson
    • Competitors: Simone Régis
    • Instance of recurring competition: Miss Earth
    Miss Earth 2001 is the first edition of Miss Earth beauty pageant, organized by Carousel Productions. The pageant coronation night was held on October 28, 2001 at the University of the Philippines Theater in Quezon City, Philippines. There were 42 delegates who competed in the pageant that focuses on environmental issues. Catharina Svensson of Denmark, a professional equestrienne, fashion model, and third year law student, was crowned as the pageant's first winner. The pageant, called "Beauties for a Cause", adopted the common parts of beauty tilts such as the parade of delegates in swimsuits, the long gown, and talent competitions, but more weight was given to ecological and environmental intelligence in the interview portion. Miss Earth was formally launched in a press conference on April 3, 2001 along with the search of Miss Philippines to represent Philippines in the international competition. Likewise, the pageant tied up with the Philippine government agencies such as the Philippine Department of Tourism (DoT), Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority(MMDA), and at least two international environmental groups such
    6.00
    1 votes
    202
    Miss Teen USA 1999

    Miss Teen USA 1999

    • Winner: Ashley Coleman
    • Competitors: Rachel Boston
    Miss Teen USA 1999, the 17th Miss Teen USA pageant, was televised live from Shreveport, Louisiana on 24 August 1999. At the conclusion of the final competition, Ashley Coleman of Delaware was crowned by outgoing queen Vanessa Minnillo of South Carolina. The pageant was hosted by newcomer Carson Daly with color commentary by Ali Landry and Julie Moran for the second year. Landry held the Miss Louisiana Teen USA 1990, Miss Louisiana USA 1996 and Miss USA 1996 titles, making the semi-finals at Miss Teen USA 1990 pageant before winning Miss USA 1996. During the pageant there were performances by Britney Spears and N'Sync. This was the second year that N'Sync provided entertainment. The Miss Teen USA 1999 delegates were:
    6.00
    1 votes
    203
    Miss Universe 1985

    Miss Universe 1985

    Miss Universe 1985, the 34th Miss Universe pageant, was held at James L. Knight Convention Center, Miami, USA on July 15, 1985. Seventy-nine contestants competed in the 1985 Miss Universe Pageant. 19-year-old Deborah Carthy-Deu of Puerto Rico was crowned by outgoing titleholder Yvonne Ryding of Sweden. This internationally televised event was expected to reach an estimated audience of 600 million television viewers in 45 countries. In October 1984, the owners of the newly expanded West Edmonton Mall in Edmonton, Canada showed an interest in hosting the Miss Universe 1985 pageant there. This followed an unsuccessful attempt to host the Miss Universe 1984 pageant in Calgary, Canada the previous year. Pageant organizers chose to host the pageant in Miami, Florida for the second consecutive year. George Honchar, president of Miss Universe Inc., expressed disappointment at a lack of local support for the event, which cost the city $2 million. In April, 1985 the city of Miami requested that the Miss Universe organization insist that South Africa should not send a representative to pageant, due to the threat of demonstrations over her country's Apartheid policy. In mid May the nation
    6.00
    1 votes
    204
    Miss Universe Dominicana 2000

    Miss Universe Dominicana 2000

    • Winner: Gilda Jovine
    Miss Universe Dominicana 2000 was held on March 25, 2000. There were 54 candidates, representing provinces and municipalities, who entered. The winner would represent the Dominican Republic at Miss Universe 2000. The Miss Mundo Dominicana would enter Miss World 2000. The Miss Internacional Dominicana would enter in Miss International 2000. The first runner-up would enter in Miss Tropical International 2000. The second runner-up would enter in Reinado Internacional del Café 2000. The rest of finalists entered different pageants. This edition would be the last edition to select Top 20 quarter finalist in the history of Miss Dominican Republic.
    6.00
    1 votes
    205
    Miss World 2005

    Miss World 2005

    • Winner: Unnur Birna Vilhjálmsdóttir
    • Competitors: Dafne Molina
    Miss World 2005, the 55th Miss World pageant was held at the Crown of Beauty Theatre in Sanya, People's Republic of China on December 10, 2005. Nine former Miss World titleholders and chairwoman of Miss World Organization Julia Morley judged the pageant. Miss World 2004 María Julia Mantilla of Peru crowned her successor Unnur Birna Vilhjálmsdóttir of Iceland. 102 contestants from all over the world competed for the crown. The six "Regional Queens" were chosen by the judges while the twelve semi-finalists were determined by public or viewer votes through the Internet and as well as telephone and SMS voting. Three contestants were "Fast Tracked" to the semifinals with the remaining twelve determined by the global vote. The contestants also paid a visit to Wenzhou, Beijing and Shanghai. A panel of ten illustrious personalities chose Miss World 2005. ^The sports award was given to a continental group rather than an individual.
    6.00
    1 votes
    206
    The Arctic Challenge

    The Arctic Challenge

    The Arctic Challenge is a snowboarding contest arranged for and by the riders themselves. It was started by Norwegian professional snowboarders Daniel Franck and Terje Haakonsen. The contest was established as an alternative to the former competitions that had become streamlined and run by schedules and directions from TV-coverage, major sponsors and other external forces. It formerly held the status as the final for the "Ticket to Ride Tour", and is held in Norway annually - usually at a location north of the Arctic Circle. Since 2005 the "TAC", as it is often referred to, moved to Oslo and has been integrated into the TTR World Snowboard Tour at the 5Star level. Due to its great success last season it has moved to the TTR 6Star level, the highest status an event can hold on the World Tour, giving out 1000 TTR ranking points to the winner and $100,000 in total prize money. It is now the only 6Star rated event owned by a professional rider. At the Arctic Challenge 2007, the organizer and snowboard legend, Terje Haakonsen broke the highest air record in the quarterpipe with 9.8 m above the lip (top part of the obstacle), established by Heikki Sorsa at 9.3 m in 2001.
    6.00
    1 votes
    207
    Miss International 2004

    Miss International 2004

    Miss International 2004, the 44th Miss International pageant was held at Workers Indoor Arena, Beijing, China on October 16 2004. 58 contestants from all over the world competed for the crown. Miss International 2003, Goizeder Azua of Venezuela crowned her successor Jeymmy Vargas of Colombia as the new Miss International.
    5.00
    2 votes
    208
    Miss USA 2010

    Miss USA 2010

    • Winner: Rima Fakih
    • Competitors: Sara Brooks
    • Instance of recurring competition: Miss USA
    Miss USA 2010, the 59th edition of the Miss USA pageant, was held at the Theatre for the Performing Arts in Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada on May 16, 2010. Miss USA 2009, Kristen Dalton of North Carolina, crowned her successor, Rima Fakih of Michigan as Miss USA 2010 at the end of this event. Fakih represented the United States at the Miss Universe 2010 pageant in Las Vegas on August 23, 2010 where she did not advance to the semifinals; becoming the fourth Miss USA to do so in Miss Universe history (the last time was Shauntay Hinton in 2002). Representatives of the 50 states and the District of Columbia competed for the title in the pageant, which was broadcast live on NBC. Fakih's victory, however, was controversial with charges of bias facing the Miss USA Pageant after Morgan Elizabeth Woolard, who was runner-up, defended Arizona's anti-illegal immigration bill. The pageant was co-hosted by Australian celebrity chef Curtis Stone and Today show correspondent Natalie Morales. Color commentary was provided by Joan and Melissa Rivers. Pop rock band Boys Like Girls performed during the swimsuit competition and country music star Trace Adkins performed during
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    Miss Earth 2002

    Miss Earth 2002

    • Winner: Winfred Adah Omwakwe
    • Competitors: Džejla Glavović
    • Instance of recurring competition: Miss Earth
    Miss Earth 2002, the second edition of Miss Earth beauty pageant, was held in Quezon City, Philippines on October 29, 2002. In its second year, 53 delegates participated, exceeding the number of contestants in Miss International 2002, thereby becoming the world's third biggest international pageant in terms of number of contestants. Džejla Glavović of Bosnia-Herzegovina won the title that year, also receiving Miss Talent. However, on May 28, 2003, the Miss Earth Foundation officially dethroned her "due to her failure to comply with the stipulations in her contract." First runner-up from Kenya, Winfred Omwakwe, took over the position of Miss Earth 2002. Omwakwe was formally crowned as the new Miss Earth 2002 on August 7, 2003 at the Carousel Gardens in Mandaluyong City, Philippines. Final Question in Miss Earth 2002: "Which has more significance to your life right now, a sunrise or a sunset?" Final Answers in Miss Earth 2002: "Of course, sunrise because, first, it's romantic and when you look at sunrise you can feel something beautiful, a new day, and a new life. And when you look at sunrise I can feel positive energy to do something good for Earth. And I would like to say that it's
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    Miss Teen USA 2006

    Miss Teen USA 2006

    • Winner: Katie Blair
    • Competitors: Katie Blair
    • Instance of recurring competition: Miss Teen USA
    Miss Teen USA 2006, the 24th Miss Teen USA pageant, was televised live from Palm Springs Convention Center, Palm Springs, California on August 15, 2006. The pageant was won by Katie Blair of Montana. For the third time, the pageant was hosted by Palm Springs. It had previously been held there in 2003 and 2004. On August 10, the 51 contestants competed in a preliminary presentation show where they were judged in swimsuits and evening gowns. Scores from this judging will determine the top 15 on the live telecast on August 15, 2006. At the conclusion of the final competition, Katie Blair of Montana was crowned by outgoing titleholder Allie LaForce of Ohio. This was the first year that Montana made the initial cut in the competition, and until this pageant Montana was the only state which had not placed. This is the first major pageant title won by a delegate from Montana. All the delegates were first to required to win their state pageant, which in some states also meant holding a local title. The Miss Teen USA 2006 delegates were: The following delegates had also competed in previous Miss Teen USA state pageants:
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    Miss USA 1984

    Miss USA 1984

    • Winner: Mai Shanley
    • Competitors: Mai Shanley
    Miss USA 1984, the 33rd Miss USA pageant, was televised live from Lakeland Civic Auditorium, Lakeland, Florida on May 17, 1984. At the conclusion of the final competition, Mai Shanley of New Mexico was crowned Miss USA 1984 by outgoing titleholder Julie Hayek of California. The pageant was hosted by Bob Barker. It was the first time the pageant had been held in Florida since 1971, the last time the pageant had been held in its old home of Miami Beach. In an odd occurrence, both women in the top two had previously competed at Miss America, neither one of whom placed at that pageant. The Miss USA 1984 delegates were: Special entries
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    Miss World 1970

    Miss World 1970

    Miss World 1970, the 20th annual Miss World contest, was held on November 20, 1970 at Royal Albert Hall, London, United Kingdom. 58 contestants competed for the Miss World. Jennifer Hosten from Grenada won the crown of Miss World 1970. However the event was marked by controversy in the days beforehand, during the contest itself and afterwards. There was controversy before the contest began because the organisers had allowed two entries from South Africa, one black, one white. On the evening of the contest, a bomb exploded under a BBC outside broadcast van in an unsuccessful attempt by the Angry Brigade to prevent the contest being televised. There were no injuries. The audience then had to enter the hall past noisy demonstrators who were penned behind barricades. During the evening there were protests by Women's Liberation activists. They held up placards, shouted, blew whistles, and threw smoke bombs, stink bombs, ink bombs and leaflets onto the stage. The comedian, Bob Hope, was also heckled during the proceedings. Even greater controversy then followed after the result was announced. Jennifer Hosten won and the black contestant from South Africa was placed second. The BBC and
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    Miss Teen USA 1986

    Miss Teen USA 1986

    Miss Teen USA 1986, the fourth Miss Teen USA pageant, was televised live from Daytona Beach, Florida on January 21, 1986. At the conclusion of the final competition, Allison Brown of Oklahoma was crowned by outgoing queen Kelly Hu of Hawaii. This was the first year the pageant was held in Daytona Beach, although it had been staged in Miami the previous year. The pageant was hosted by Michael Young, the host from 1983-1984 who returned from hosting after a break in 1985. Colour commentary was provided by Morgan Brittany, and there was entertainment from Kool and The Gang. The Miss Teen USA 1986 delegates were:
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    Miss Universe 1981

    Miss Universe 1981

    • Winner: Irene Sáez
    • Competitors: Eva Lena Lundgren
    • Instance of recurring competition: Miss Universe
    Miss Universe 1981, the 30th Miss Universe pageant, was held at Minskoff Theater, New York City, New York, USA on July 20, 1981. 19-year-old Irene Sáez of Venezuela was crowned as Miss Universe 1981. There were 77 contestants competing for the crown, but Miss Mauritius got homesick and withdrew. The pageant originally was scheduled to be held in Guatemala City, Guatemala. However, for financial and political reasons, Miss Universe was moved to New York City.
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    Miss USA 1954

    Miss USA 1954

    • Winner: Miriam Stevenson
    The third edition of Miss USA was held on 1954, at Long Beach Municipal Auditorium, Long Beach, California. South Carolina, Miriam Stevenson, won the competition and later became Miss Universe. She was crowned by outgoing titleholder Myrna Hansen of Illinois. The Miss USA 1954 delegates were:
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    Miss USA 2007

    Miss USA 2007

    • Winner: Rachel Smith
    • Competitors: Magen Ellis
    Miss USA 2007, the 56th Miss USA pageant, was held in Hollywood, California, on March 23, 2007, after two weeks of events and preliminary competition. The winner of the pageant was Rachel Smith, of Tennessee. The pageant was broadcast live on NBC from the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California, one month earlier than the 2006 pageant. This was the second time that the pageant was held at this venue; it was previously held there in 2004, when Shandi Finnessey of Missouri was crowned Miss USA 2004. The host hotel was the Wilshire Grand. Delegates arrived in Los Angeles on March 8, 2007, and were involved in two weeks of rehearsals and events prior to the final show. The preliminary competition were held on March 19, 2007, where all 51 contestants competed in swimsuit and evening gown, with the personal interview competition being held in private the previous day. This was the first time in recent years that the presentation show was held in the hotel ballroom, rather than at the location of the final competition. During the final show on March 23, the fifteen delegates with the highest average score from the preliminary competition were announced. The top fifteen competed in the
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    Miss World 1959

    Miss World 1959

    Miss World 1959, the ninth annual Miss World pageant, was held on November 10, 1959 at Lyceum Theatre, London, United Kingdom and was the first to be televised by the BBC. 37 contestants competed for the Miss World. The winner was Corinne Rottschäfer, represented Holland.
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    Miss Earth 2003

    Miss Earth 2003

    • Winner: Dania Prince
    • Competitors: Dania Prince
    • Instance of recurring competition: Miss Earth
    Miss Earth 2003, the 3rd edition of Miss Earth beauty pageant, was held on November 9, 2003 at the UP Theater, in Quezon City, Philippines. Fifty-seven delegates from all over the globe participated in the event. The pageant was broadcast live via ABS-CBN in the Philippines and to many countries worldwide via Star World, The Filipino Channel and other partner networks. At the conclusion of the final night of the competition, outgoing titleholder Miss Earth 2002, Winfred Omwakwe from Kenya crowned her successor Dania Prince of Honduras. Brazil's Pricila Zandona was selected Miss Air 2003 (first runner-up), Costa Rica's Marianela Zeledon Bolanos was chosen Miss Water 2003 (second runner-up), and Poland's Marta Matyjasik was Miss Fired 2003 (third runner-up). The pageant was hosted by Television show host Ariel Ureta. The candidates were initially presented at the poolside of Hotel Intercontinental Manila in Makati City on October 22, 2003. Beauty for a Cause Award was awarded to Vida Samadzai the first Afghan woman to compete in an international beauty pageant in almost three decades, for helping found a US-based women's charity that seeks to raise awareness of women's rights and
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    Miss International 2000

    Miss International 2000

    Miss International 2000, the 40th Miss International pageant, was won by Vivian Urdaneta of Venezuela. It took place on October 4, 2000 at the Koseinenkin Hall in Tokyo, Japan.
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    Miss Universe 1962

    Miss Universe 1962

    • Winner: Norma Nolan
    • Competitors: Norma Nolan
    • Instance of recurring competition: Miss Universe
    Miss Universe 1962, the 11th Miss Universe pageant, was won by 24-year-old Norma Nolan of Argentina. It took place on 14 July 1962 at the Miami Beach Auditorium in Miami Beach, Florida, USA.
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    Miss USA 2006

    Miss USA 2006

    • Winner: Tara Conner
    • Competitors: Radasha Ho'ohuli
    Miss USA 2006, the 55th Miss USA pageant, was held at the 1st Mariner Arena in Baltimore, Maryland on April 21, 2006. Fifty-one state titleholders competed for the title, which was won by Tara Conner of Kentucky. Conner was crowned by outgoing titleholder Chelsea Cooley of North Carolina. This was the second consecutive year that the pageant was held in Baltimore, although the venue changed from the Hippodrome Theater to the larger 1st Mariner Arena. Delegates arrived in the city on 2 April 2006, and were involved in three weeks of events, appearances and preliminary competitions before the final competition. This included a trip to New York City to attend a book launch for The Miss Universe Guide to Beauty and make media appearances on Regis and Kathy, The Early Show and Total Request Live. The pageant hosts were Nancy O'Dell (who had hosted the pageant in 2004 and 2005) and Drew Lachey. For the first time Queer Eye for the Straight Guy star Carson Kressley provided commentary. Special guest performers were the East Village Opera Company. The finals were broadcast by NBC, with 7.77 million viewers, the second-lowest viewership ever recorded. The Miss USA 2006 delegates are: There
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    Miss World 1993

    Miss World 1993

    • Competitors: Victoria Silvstedt
    Miss World 1993, the 43rd Miss World pageant was held on 27 November 1993 at the Sun City Entertainment Centre in Sun City, South Africa. The pageant attracted 81 contestants from all over the world. This is the second consecutive staging of the pageant in Sun City. The event was hosted by actor and future James Bond Pierce Brosnan.
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    Miss World 2002

    Miss World 2002

    • Winner: Azra Akın
    • Competitors: Marina Mora
    Miss World 2002, the 52nd Miss World pageant was held on 7 December 2002 at Alexandra Palace, London, United Kingdom. The pageant was initially slated for Abuja, Nigeria but due to conflict in the city of Kaduna arising from a publication of an article in a Lagos based newspaper the pageant was relocated to London, United Kingdom. A total of 88 contestants from all over the world competed for the crown, several contestants boycotted the pageant in protest for the death sentence by stoning determined by an Islamic Sharia court to Amina Lawal, a Nigerian woman accused of adultery. It was the first time that audience participation through text messaging together with the scores of the judges helped in determining the results for the Top 20. Azra Akın from Turkey won the pageant, becoming the first ever representative from her country to be crowned Miss World. NOTE - The official site listed Norway as 3rd runner-up and China PR as 4th runner-up, but the Miss World final telecast only announced the winner, and 2 runner-ups. Last competed in 1991: Last competed in 2000: Boycotting nations and contestants: Boycotting contestants (replaced by national directors): Boycotting contestants
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    2008 Tour de France

    2008 Tour de France

    • Winner: Carlos Sastre
    • Competitors: Cadel Evans
    • Instance of recurring competition: Tour de France
    The 2008 Tour de France was the 95th Tour de France. The event took place from 5–27 July 2008. Starting in the French city of Brest, the tour entered Italy on the 15th stage and returned to France during the 16th, heading for Paris, its regular final destination, which was reached in the 21st stage. The race was won by Carlos Sastre. Unlike previous years, time bonuses were no longer awarded for intermediate sprints and for high placement on each stage. This altered the way the General Classification was awarded in comparison to previous seasons. Long running disputes between the event organisers, the ASO and the UCI reached a head when the race organisers insisted upon the right to invite, or exclude, whichever teams it chose for the event. Under UCI rules, any ProTour event must be open to all member teams of the UCI's top level. The ASO made it clear that, despite changes in team management and personnel, it intended to exclude Astana from the event as a result its involvement in the doping scandals that marred the 2007 Tour and its links to the 2006 Operación Puerto doping case. This meant that the champion (Alberto Contador) and third-place finisher (Levi Leipheimer) from
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    2008 United States Figure Skating Championships

    2008 United States Figure Skating Championships

    • Winner: Evan Lysacek
    The 2008 United States Figure Skating Championships was the figure skating national championship to determine the national champions of the United States for the 2007–2008 season. Organized by the U.S. Figure Skating, it determined the national champions and was also used to determine the U.S. teams for the 2008 World, World Junior, and Four Continents Championships. Skaters competed in four disciplines – men's singles, ladies' singles, pair skating, and ice dancing – across three levels of competition – senior, junior, and novice. Medals were awarded in four colors: gold (first), silver (second), bronze (third), and pewter (fourth). The 2008 Championships took place between January 20 and 27th in St. Paul, Minnesota in the Xcel Energy Center. Qualification for the U.S. Championships begins at one of nine regional competitions. The regions are New England, North Atlantic, South Atlantic, Upper Great Lakes, Eastern Great Lakes, Southwestern, Northwest Pacific, Central Pacific, and Southwest Pacific. The top four finishers in each regional advance to one of three sectional competitions (Eastern, Midwestern, and Pacific Coast). Skaters who place in the top four at sectionals advance
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    2009 World Figure Skating Championships

    2009 World Figure Skating Championships

    • Winner: Evan Lysacek
    The 2009 World Figure Skating Championships were the World Figure Skating Championships for the 2008–2009 season. Commonly called "Worlds", they are an annual figure skating competition in which elite figure skaters compete for the title of World Champion. Medals were awarded in the disciplines of men's singles, ladies singles, pair skating, and ice dancing. Results from these World Championships were used to determine the majority of the spots available for each country for the 2010 Winter Olympics: 24 spots in singles, 16 in pairs, and 19 in ice dancing, with the remaining spots determined at an Olympic qualifying event in the fall of 2009. As every year, Worlds also determined the entries by country for the following year's event. The event was held in the Staples Center at L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California, United States from March 23–29, 2009. The competition was open to skaters from ISU Member Nations who had reached the age of 15 by July 1, 2008. The corresponding competition for younger skaters was the 2009 World Junior Figure Skating Championships. Skaters qualify for the World Championships by belonging to an ISU member nation. Each country is allowed one entry in
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    Marathon des sables

    Marathon des sables

    The Marathon des Sables (MdS, Marathon of the Sands, or Sahara Marathon) is a six-day, 251 km (156 mi) ultramarathon, which is the equivalent of six regular marathons. The longest single stage (2009) is 91 km (57 mi) long. This multiday race is held every year in southern Morocco, in the Sahara desert. It is considered the toughest foot race on Earth. The first event of the Marathon started in 1986.
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    Miss Dominican Republic Universe 2009

    Miss Dominican Republic Universe 2009

    • Winner: Ada Aimée de la Cruz
    The Miss República Dominicana 2009 was held at the San Souci Convention Center in Santo Domingo Este, on May 17, 2009. The winner will represent the Dominican Republic at Miss Universe 2009. The first runner up will enter Reina Hispanoamericana 2009. The second runner up will enter Miss Continente Americano 2009. The third runner up will enter in Miss Globe International 2010. The fourth runner up will enter in Miss Bikini International 2010. Dayana Mendoza, Miss Universe 2008, was invited to the pageant. The March 24, 2010 became known that Ada de la Cruz, was to relinquish its title as First Runner-Up of Miss Universe 2009 and his title as Miss Dominican Republic, difficult to engage in the political world, taking its place as queen Rocío Castellanos, Second Runner-Up of the 2009 edition.
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    Miss Mundo Dominicana 2008

    Miss Mundo Dominicana 2008

    • Winner: Geisha Montes
    The Miss Mundo Dominicana 2008 pageant was held on July 27, 2008. This year only 16 candidates were competing for the national crown. The chosen winner will represent the Dominican Republic at the Miss World 2008. The first runner up will represent the Dominican Republic in Miss America Latina 2009. Its National director Belkys Reyes is a world famous "Miss trainer" which has prepared models like Amelia Vega. http://www.voy.com/210036/
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    Miss Teen USA 2001

    Miss Teen USA 2001

    • Winner: Marissa Whitley
    • Competitors: Gloria Almonte
    • Instance of recurring competition: Miss Teen USA
    Miss Teen USA 2001, the 19th Miss Teen USA pageant, was televised live from South Padre Island, Texas on 26 August 2001. At the conclusion of the final competition, Marissa Whitley of Missouri was crowned by outgoing queen Jillian Parry of Pennsylvania. After hosting the pageant for three consecutive years from 1998–2000, officials in Shreveport, Louisiana indicated that they were reluctant to host the pageant for a fourth year because disorganization by the Miss Universe Organization meant that the city lost over $70,000 in expected revenue. The Miss Teen USA 2001 delegates were:
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    Miss Teen USA 2007

    Miss Teen USA 2007

    • Winner: Hilary Cruz
    • Competitors: Caitlin Upton
    Miss Teen USA 2007, the 25th Miss Teen USA pageant, was held on August 24, 2007 in Pasadena, California. At the conclusion of the final night of the competition Hilary Cruz of Colorado was crowned Miss Teen USA 2007 by outgoing titleholder Katie Blair of Montana. This was the first time the pageant was held in Pasadena, although it was the sixth time the pageant was held in California. It was broadcast from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. The event was hosted by Mario Lopez, who also hosted Miss Teen USA 1998 and Miss Teen USA 2003. In 2007 he also hosted the Miss America and Miss Universe pageants. The pageant was broadcast on NBC at 8:00 p.m. EST, rather than at 9:00 p.m. EST. One delegate from each state and the District of Columbia was chosen in state pageants held from September to December 2006. Following the selection of Ava Goldson as Miss District of Columbia Teen USA, Goldson chose to resign due to educational commitments and her first runner-up Jasmine Alexis represented the District of Columbia at Miss Teen USA 2007. Contestants arrived in Pasadena on August 12 and participated in a number of events in the lead up to the final competition. On August 14 the official
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    Miss Universe 1960

    Miss Universe 1960

    • Winner: Linda Bement
    Miss Universe 1960, the ninth Miss Universe pageant, was won by 18-year-old Linda Bement of USA. It took place on 9 July 1960 at the Miami Beach Auditorium in Miami Beach, Florida, USA. Miss Universe and Miss USA were held jointly, and candidates from both of them were eligible for the special awards
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    Miss Universe 2010

    Miss Universe 2010

    • Winner: Ximena Navarrete
    • Competitors: Stephany Ortega
    • Instance of recurring competition: Miss Universe
    Miss Universe 2010, the 59th edition of the pageant, was held at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. on August 23, 2010. It was hosted by Bret Michaels and Natalie Morales. Ximena Navarrete, Miss Mexico, was crowned Miss Universe 2010 by outgoing titleholder Stefania Fernandez from Venezuela. The following celebrities judged the final competition: These were the judges for the preliminary competition: The following contestants previously competed at notable national and international beauty pageants: The Miss Universe 2010 prize package includes: Miss Universe 2010 Miss Photogenic Award was voted by online viewers who went to NBC.com to vote for their favorite contestant. Miss Congeniality Award was voted by the 83 participating delegates. Best National Costume Award was decided by online voters who went to Club Universe, an exclusive membership club on the Miss Universe website. These are some of the networks outside the United States (telecasted on NBC and Telemundo) that showed the 2010 Miss Universe pageant live (or recorded earlier) in their respective countries and territories:
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    Miss USA 1983

    Miss USA 1983

    • Winner: Julie Hayek
    • Competitors: Tai Collins
    Miss USA 1983, the 32nd Miss USA pageant, was televised live from the Knoxville Civic Center in Knoxville, Tennessee, on May 21, 1983. At the conclusion of the final competition, Julie Hayek of California was crowned Miss USA 1983 by outgoing titleholder Terri Utley of Arkansas. The pageant was hosted by Bob Barker, with colour commentary from Joan Van Ark. It was held in Tennessee for the only time. The Miss USA 1983 delegates were:
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    Miss USA 1993

    Miss USA 1993

    • Winner: Kenya Moore
    • Competitors: Kenya Moore
    • Instance of recurring competition: Miss USA
    Miss USA 1993, the 42nd Miss USA pageant, was televised live from the Century II Convention Center in Wichita, Kansas on 19 February 1993. At the conclusion of the final competition, Kenya Moore of Michigan was crowned by outgoing titleholder Shannon Marketic of California. Moore became the second Miss USA titileholder from Michigan and the second African-American winner ever. The pageant was hosted by Dick Clark for the final time, with color commentary by Leeza Gibbons (also for the final time) and Courtney Gibbs, Miss USA 1988. The pageant was held in Wichita, Kansas, for the fourth and last consecutive year. The following are the contestants' scores in the preliminary competition. The Miss USA 1993 delegates were:
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    Miss USA 1994

    Miss USA 1994

    • Winner: Lu Parker
    • Competitors: Patricia Southall
    • Instance of recurring competition: Miss USA
    Miss USA 1994, the 43rd Miss USA pageant, was televised live from the South Padre Island Convention Centre on South Padre Island, Texas on 11 February 1994. At the conclusion of the final competition, Lu Parker of South Carolina was crowned by outgoing titleholder Kenya Moore of Michigan. The pageant was hosted by Bob Goen for the first of three years, with color commentary by Arthel Neville and a special guest appearance by Laura Harring, Miss USA 1985. Entertainment was provided by Doug Stone. This was the first of three consecutive years that the pageant was held on South Padre Island. The announcement that the pageant would be held there was made on 11 August 1993. Contestants arrived on January 27 for two weeks of events and preliminary competitions before the final telecast. This included a dinner event in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico, put on by the mayor and city officials, which became an issue when rebel activity on the United States-Mexican border led to fears for the contestants' safety. The city had contributed more than $100,000 to South Padre's bid to host the pageant, fundraising that was mirrored by other cities in the Rio Grande Valley. The following are the
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    Miss USA 1996

    Miss USA 1996

    • Winner: Ali Landry
    • Competitors: Ku'ualoha Taylor
    Miss USA 1996, the forty-fifth Miss USA pageant, was held at South Padre Island, Texas culminating in the final competition and crowning on February 2, 1996. At the conclusion of the final competition, Ali Landry of Louisiana was crowned by outgoing titleholder Shanna Moakler of New York.. Landry is the first former Miss Teen USA state delegate to win the Miss USA title, the third Miss USA from Louisiana and the second Miss Louisiana USA to win both the Photogenic award and Miss USA crown, making Louisiana the only state to complete this feat after California did it in 1992. Landry is also the fifth and last Miss Photogenic to be crowned as Miss USA after winning the award. The pageant was held on South Padre Island for the third and final time. It was hosted by Bob Goen for the third time, and Maty Monfort offered colour commentary. Aaron Neville provided entertainment during the competition. This was also the first year that the Miss Universe Organization opened a website dedicated to the pageant, and the first time they instituted an internet vote to choose the winner of the Miss Photogenic award. It was also the first time since 1989 that there were 10 semifinalists, instead of
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    Miss USA 2001

    Miss USA 2001

    • Winner: Kandace Krueger
    • Competitors: Tiffany Fallon
    • Instance of recurring competition: Miss USA
    Miss USA 2001, the 50th edition of the Miss USA pageant was held at the Genesis Convention Center, Gary, Indiana on March 2, 2001. The event was won by Kandace Krueger of Texas, who was crowned by outgoing queen Lynnette Cole of Tennessee. The pageant was held in Gary for the first time, at the Genesis Convention Center, and was held in early March for the first time in two years, after being held in Branson, Missouri from 1999 to 2000 in early February. William Shatner hosted the event for the only time, and color commentary was provided by Tommy Davidson, Vanessa Minnillo, Miss Teen USA 1998 and Lara Dutta, the reigning Miss Universe. Entertainment was provided by Lara Fabian, Evan and Jaron and The Warren Brothers. The Miss USA 2001 delegates were: Seven delegates had previously competed in either the Miss Teen USA or Miss America pageants and four delegates would later win a Miss America state title. Two of those who competed at Miss USA 2001, Katee Doland and Elizabeth Barchas, later became Triple Crown winners, for holding state titles for Miss Teen USA, Miss USA and Miss America Delegates who had previously held a Miss Teen USA state title were: Delegates who had previously
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    Miss Venezuela 2007

    Miss Venezuela 2007

    • Winner: Dayana Mendoza
    Miss Venezuela 2007, the 54th Miss Venezuela pageant, was held in Caracas, on September 13, 2007, after four weeks of events. The winner of the pageant was Dayana Mendoza, Miss Amazonas, who went on to win Miss Universe 2008. The pageant was broadcast live on Venevisión from the Poliedro de Caracas in Caracas, Venezuela. At the conclusion of the final night of competition, outgoing titleholder Ly Jonaitis crowned Dayana Mendoza of Amazonas as the new Miss Venezuela. The Miss Venezuela 2007 delegates are:
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    Miss Venezuela 2008

    Miss Venezuela 2008

    • Winner: Stefanía Fernández
    • Competitors: Gabriela Concepción
    • Instance of recurring competition: Miss Venezuela
    Miss Venezuela 2008, the 55th Miss Venezuela pageant, was held in Caracas, Venezuela, on September 10, 2008, after weeks of events. The winner of the pageant was Stefanía Fernández, Miss Trujillo. The pageant was broadcast live on Venevisión from the Poliedro de Caracas in Caracas, Venezuela. At the conclusion of the final night of competition, outgoing titleholder Dayana Mendoza (Miss Venezuela 2007 and Miss Universe 2008) crowned Stefania Fernández of Trujillo as the new Miss Venezuela. The contest, whose winner will attempt to become the first woman to win a Miss Universe title for her country in consecutive years, was marked by the elimination of the titles of Costa Oriental and Peninsula Goajira (now represented solely by Zulia state) and the consequent reduction to 28 delegates. On July 29, Osmel Sousa assumed further control of the selection process by directly appointing the 28 final contestants from a pool of 73 candidates. Although winners of regional and state contests have never been guaranteed participation in the final Miss Venezuela pageant, this direct selection resulted in the unprecedented elimination of the representatives of Falcón, Lara, Sucre, Vargas and Nueva
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    Miss World 1963

    Miss World 1963

    Miss World 1963, the 13th Miss World pageant, was won by Carole Crawford of Jamaica. It took place on November 7, 1963 at the Lyceum Theatre in London, UK.
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    Miss World 1967

    Miss World 1967

    Miss World 1967, the 17th Miss World pageant, was held on November 16, 1967 at Lyceum Theatre, London, United Kingdom. 55 contestants competed for the Miss World. The winner was Madeleine Hartog Bell, represented Peru.
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    Miss World 1972

    Miss World 1972

    The 22nd Annual Miss World pageant was held at the Royal Albert Hall on 1 December 1972 on BBC. 53 delegates vied for the crown won by Belinda Green of Australia. Green is also the second Australian winner of the crown in just four years.
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    Miss World 1977

    Miss World 1977

    The 27th Miss World Pageant was held on November 17, 1977 in the Royal Albert Hall, London, UK. The winner was Mary Ann Catrin Stävin from Sweden. Runner up was Ineke Berends representing Holland, third was Dagmar Gabriele Winkler from Germany, fourth was Madalena Sbaraini of Brazil, and fifth was Cindy Darlene Miller from United States.
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    Miss World 1980

    Miss World 1980

    • Competitors: Kim Ashfield
    Miss World 1980, the 30th Miss World pageant, was held on November 13, 1980 in the Royal Albert Hall, London, UK. The winner was Gabriella Brum from Germany. First runner-up was Kimberley Santos representing Guam, second was Patricia Barzyk from France, third was Anat Zimmermann of Israel, and fourth was Kim Ashfield from the United Kingdom. Brum resigned after 18 hours of her reign, and fourteen days later, first runner-up Santos was crowned the new Miss World.
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    Miss World 1981

    Miss World 1981

    Miss World 1981, the 31st Miss World pageant. was held on November 12, 1981 in the Royal Albert Hall, London, UK. The winner was Pilín León from Venezuela, the first titleholder from her country since 1955. Another Venezuelan, Irene Sáez, had been crowned Miss Universe 1981 in July, making Venezuela one of the very few countries to hold both major international titles (Miss Universe and Miss World) in the same year.
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    Miss World 1985

    Miss World 1985

    Miss World 1985, the 35th Miss World pageant, was held on 14 November 1985 in the Royal Albert Hall, London, United Kingdom. 78 contestants from all over the world competed for the coveted title. Miss World 1984, Astrid Carolina Herrera of Venezuela, crowned Hólmfríður Karlsdóttir of Iceland as the new Miss World at the end of the event.
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    Miss World 1989

    Miss World 1989

    The 39th Miss World marked the very first staging of the Miss World pageant in a foreign location. The pageant was held at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre. 78 contestants took part in the pageant. It was also the first time the Soviet Union has sent a contestant in any major pageant. Top 10
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    Miss World 1995

    Miss World 1995

    • Winner: Jacqueline Aguilera Marcano
    • Competitors: Anica Martinović
    The 45th Miss World Pageant was held for the fourth straight year at the Sun City Entertainment Centre in Sun City, South Africa on 18 November 1995. The 1995 pageant attracted 84 delegates. The pageant was hosted by Richard Steinmetz, Jeff Trachta and Bobbie Eakes and was also particiapted by Supermodels Linda Evangelista and Beverly Peele and Bruce Forsythe who acted as presenters. Aside from Sun City; Dubai, United Arab Emirates and the Comoros hosted some segments of the show.
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    Miss World 2004

    Miss World 2004

    • Winner: María Julia Mantilla
    • Competitors: Tijana Arnautović
    Miss World 2004, the 54th Miss World pageant was held at the Crown of Beauty Theatre, Sanya, People's Republic of China on December 6, 2004. The 2004 pageant marks the second straight year that Sanya played host of the pageant. Miss World 2003, Rosanna Davison of Ireland crowned her successor María Julia Mantilla of Peru. 107 contestants from all over the world competed for the crown marking at that time, the biggest turnout in the pageant's 54 year history. That record was held until Miss World 2008 where 109 nations sent representatives. It is also regarded as having the largest global vote made since the pageant entire results were decided by votes cast by viewers via the internet and SMS. Five contestants were "Fast Tracked" to the semifinals with the remaining ten determined by the global vote. Philippines placed for the third consecutive year and was fourth runner-up for the 2nd year in a row.
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