Beauty Pageants

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...

Britain's Biggest Beauty Queens: Good, Bad or Irrelevant?

Laura Daniels | Posted 05.02.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Laura Daniels

Self-indulgence is celebrated in this contest, as is being unhealthy and being obese. There is no limit to this competition, apart from the fact you have to be a size 18, at least. Horrifyingly, you could weigh 50 tons and be greeted with open arms into the competition.

Ban Child Beauty Pageants!

Hannah Brooks | Posted 04.02.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Hannah Brooks

What is wrong with humanity? We have an unhealthy fascination with child beauty pageants that feature young girls from the age of 3 strutting their stuff on stage and being dolled up to the max. I've seen less makeup on Dolly Parton.

Directing Transsexual Teen, Beauty Queen

Dan Murdoch | Posted 18.01.2013 | UK Entertainment
Dan Murdoch

The development team at Renegade Pictures found Jackie's story in the Metro - world's youngest transsexual to take on Miss England beauty pageant. They got hold of a number, it arrived on my desk, and from the moment Jackie answered I knew she would be great on camera.

Shene Aziz Ako Crowned Miss Kurdistan 2012

Ruwayda Mustafah | Posted 30.08.2012 | UK Entertainment
Ruwayda Mustafah

The twelve women waltzed on stage with dazzling smiles and posture, not in Bikinis or mini-skirts but traditional Kurdish dresses. 18-year-old Shene Ako Aziz was crowned as Miss Kurdistan from Slemani, she was selected by a panel of judges that included Professor Shukria Rasoul, Dr. Farhad Pirbal, Dina Hayek, Dr. adder Sa'ab.

Beauty Pageant For 'Fat And Beautiful' Women Weighing Over 176lbs (PICTURES, VIDEO)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 20.06.2012 | UK

Vered Fisher (centre) was crowned this year's Miss Large Israel A 22-year-old weighing almost 250lbs has taken the crown in Israel’s annual Fa...

LOOK: Pooches Parade At Beautiful Bulldogs Pageant

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 24.04.2012 | UK

Beautiful bulldogs, Iowa's annual bulldog pageant, saw English bulldog Tyson take home the reigning crown this year, with judges praising the winner's...

For Some People, EVERY Tuesday Is Fat Tuesday

Amy Lamé | Posted 22.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Lamé

Until now, the issue of obesity has been very much an "us" and "them" dynamic- think Supersize vs Superskinny writ large. Burger Queen is asking everyone - regardless of body size - to step into a pair of wide width stilettos and try our chubby lives on for size.

From Toddlers and Tiaras to Sorority Girls: Is America One Big Girly Brat Camp?

Charlotte Skeoch | Posted 22.03.2012 | UK Entertainment
Charlotte Skeoch

When I was seven, the most genuinely important thing in my life was William Brown. The hero of Richmal Crompton's achingly British series of books was, to my mind, like the muddied, bad-ass, rebel alternative to Blyton's nauseatingly saccharine Famous Five.

The Many (Hilarious) Faces Of Miss America

MyDaily | Posted 18.03.2012 | UK Style

Miss America pageants can be a hard thing to wrap your head around. ...