Beauty Pageants

'Waist' Away... I Think Not

Zoiey Smale | Posted 10.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Zoiey Smale

Tough times are inevitable. Millennials forcefully challenge their own inner demons and whatever life decides to throw into the mix. In the present day, personal goals have radiated more and more towards the focus on aesthetics.

Miss UK Hands Back Crown After Being Told To Lose Weight

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 31.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A size 10 beauty queen has has given up her title of Miss UK after reportedly being told to lose weight. Zoiey Smale, from Nottinghamshire, won the ti...

Why I'm Doing a Topless Comedy Show

Samantha Pressdee | Posted 27.07.2017 | UK Comedy
Samantha Pressdee

I feel safe and liberated standing in front of a crowd topless. Its a way of reclaiming my body and sexuality. Free the Nipple is not about telling other women (or men) what to do, its about choice, body equality and perception.

Barring Transgender Women Like Me From Beauty Pageants Is Wrong

Jossy Yendall | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK Style
Jossy Yendall

Some would say that my recent experience with discrimination is small compared to what other people have to go through, and I agree to some extent. But sometimes it's the smaller incidents of exclusion and misunderstanding that can grow or develop into bigger issues... Barring transgender contestants from mainstream pageants is just wrong.

Miss Universe? I'll Give It a Miss, Thanks

Caroline Feraday | Posted 23.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline Feraday

Even without pageant experience as suggested by said stranger, I managed to compose a reply all by myself and without any help from a penis. I also didn't mention the appalling apostrophe use in his own message, which I can only put down to his own inexperience - presumable ill-equipped after never being judged semi-naked on stage.

Durham Law Graduate And Miss World Hopeful: Beauty Pageants Aren't Sexist

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Gough | Posted 10.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Laura Collins, a Durham University law graduate and Miss World hopeful, has said she "agrees entirely" with beauty pageants' values. Laura, a 22-y...

Woman Drops Five Dress Sizes And Makes It To Miss England Semi-Finals

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 01.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Emily Bunce has gone from a size 20 to a size 10 - and now she's in running to take the crown at the Miss England 2015 pageant. The 23-year-old bio...

This Little Town In Argentina Is Light Years Ahead By Banning Beauty Pageants

The Huffington Post Uk | Rachel Moss | Posted 22.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Just days after the Miss World competition announced it will no longer run a swimsuit round, a town in Argentina has banned beauty pageants all togeth...

See How The Miss World Beauty Pageant Changed From 1951 To 2014

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 26.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Approve of it or not, these stunning images of beauty queens from across the globe show how much the Miss World pageant has changed in its 63-year his...

Czech Website Blurs Miss Great Britain's Face And Insults The Rest Of The UK

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 21.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Shelby Tribble, 21, may have been named the most beautiful woman in the UK, but one website has taken it upon themselves to insult her looks, and slat...

‘How The F*** Is This Still Happening?' John Oliver Covers The Miss America Pageant

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK Comedy

Well, we say 'covers' - but it's more a case of 'investigates'. Because in covering the recent Miss America pageant, John Oliver decided to take a ...

This Beauty Pageant Fail Isn't The Fault Of The Contestant

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Feminists have long disputed the ethics of beauty pageants, and thanks to this year's Miss America competition, it doesn't look like that's going to c...

The Problem with Miss England Claiming to Be a Feminist

Sirena Bergman | Posted 23.08.2014 | UK
Sirena Bergman

What about the less overt misogyny of a culture which judges women on their body first, their face second, their hair third, and their intellect last? It's time we stop justifying pageant contents in the context of them being a way to reach our higher goals. Male medical students wouldn't pose in a swimsuit as a way to achieve great things, so why should female ones.

This Guy Won Mr World

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The winner of Mr World - the spin-off competition of Miss World - has been announced: Nicklas Pedersen aka Mr Denmark. "His strong performances th...

Not Just For Girls: Meet The Boys Who Enter Beauty Pageants And Win

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you thought beauty pageants were just for girls, think again. While glitzy gowns, lip gloss and sparkling tiaras may be some boys' worst nightma...

Extreme Beauty

Emma Powell | Posted 19.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Emma Powell

Sitting down to watch BBC3's Extreme Beauty Queens I think it's fair to say my initial reaction- stunned with wide open mouth for one hour- was probably a reflection of those held by the thousands of viewers that tuned in.

Russia Could Ban Child Beauty Pageants

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.02.2014 | UK

Children in Russia could be banned from appearing in beauty pageants because of concerns about the mental damage such competitions can do to youngster...

National Beautiful Witches Contest for Over-35s In Japan Makes Our Eyeballs Pop With Feminist Fury

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

We're aware that we live in a world of seriously offensive and sexist things, but the National Beautiful Witches Contest for the over-35s simply has t...

PICTURES: Zimbabwe Crowns Mr Ugly

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A market porter has been crowned Zimbabwe's Mr Ugly. William Masvinu romped home with a first prize of $100 in cash and a night in a fancy hotel. ...

Did the American Spirit Go Missing with Miss America?

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 17.11.2013 | UK
Preetam Kaushik

Miss New York was born in America, in 1989. Being an 'Indian-American' wasn't adequately 'American'. To begin with, she wasn't even a favorite 'dark horse'. In fact, her 'classical Bollywood fusion dance' was being scowled upon. There were reports on some websites discussing how terribly wrong was her decision to dance to a Bollywood song at the talent show.

WATCH: Beauty Pageant Question Fail

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.08.2013 | UK Comedy

To be fair, we'd hate to be put on the spot with a beauty pageant question. That said, a) you should be prepared for it and b) you should give a be...

ON THIS DAY: The First Ever International Beauty Pageant

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.10.2013 | UK

Glossy pouts, harispray and swimsuit rounds seem a long way from this image of the first international beauty contest in Britain, which was held at th...

WATCH: Drag Queens Brawl At Peru Gay Beauty Pageant

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 28.08.2013 | UK

A gay beauty pageant turned ugly after two rival drag queens became involved in a violent brawl. The newly-crowned Miss Gay San Juan 2013 was atta...

WATCH: Miss USA Contestant Gives Terrible Answer To Pageant Question

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.06.2013 | UK Comedy

If you think that contests such as Miss USA reward looks and not brains, well, you're unlikely to change your view after watching this clip. For it...

'Raunch Culture' Behind Beauty Pageants And Pole Dancing Classes

PA | Posted 31.05.2013 | UK

Women's liberation has been turned back 40 years by a new "raunch culture" that has led to "beauty pageants" being staged by student unions and pole-d...