13 Facts About Beauty pageant


Beauty pageant or beauty contest is a competition that has traditionally focused on judging and ranking the physical attributes of the contestants.

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Beauty pageant was held during the Eglinton Tournament of 1839, organized by Archibald Montgomerie, 13th Earl of Eglinton, as part of a re-enactment of a medieval joust that was held in Scotland.

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The pageant was won by Georgiana Seymour, Duchess of Somerset, the wife of Edward Seymour, 12th Duke of Somerset, and sister of Caroline Norton, and she was proclaimed as the "Queen of Beauty".

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Beauty pageant contests came to be considered more respectable with the first modern "Miss America" contest held in 1921.

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The pageant hosted the winners of local newspaper beauty contests in the "Inter-City Beauty" Contest, which was attended by over one hundred thousand people.

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Popularity of the Miss America Beauty pageant prompted other organizations to establish similar contests in the 1950s and beyond.

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Beauty pageant's was condemned by the Afghan Supreme Court, saying such a display of the female body goes against Islamic law and Afghan culture.

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Miss World Beauty pageant has experienced 3 cases of dethronement or resignation instances:.

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Beauty pageant's was the first to be dethroned in the history of Miss Universe.

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Beauty pageant's was replaced by first runner-up Justine Pasek of Panama.

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However, since the Beauty pageant had no concrete rule on resignation at that time, they were allowed to keep their titles.

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Beauty pageant's was ordered by the International Culture Association to skip the succession ceremony and "play sick and shut up" out of fear of scandal.

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The Miss India USA pageant uses Indian history and traditional craft skills as its specialties, while the Miss Howard University competition takes advantage of the principles of "black beauty".

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