• Singapore to host Miss Top of the World Plus Size pageant for first time
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    Elizabeth Tong

    Singapore to host Miss Top of the World Plus Size pageant for first time

    Singapore will host the Miss Top of the World Plus Size (Miss TOTW PS), an international plus size pageant, for the first time in November. Representatives from all over the world will be competing in Singapore from 8 to 13 November, with the winner receiving a crown and a sash together with the title of “Miss Top of the World Plus Size”. This annual international plus size beauty pageant is in its second year running, and seeks to celebrate women’s curves while promoting health and fitness.

  • Miss Universe Malaysia's national costume for this year was inspired by Nasi Lemak
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    Nurul Azliah

    Miss Universe Malaysia's national costume for this year was inspired by Nasi Lemak

    Miss Universe Malaysia 2017’s national costume is themed after popular dish Nasi Lemak. When it comes to national costumes, Malaysia sure knows how to attract attention. The national costume for Malaysia’s Miss Universe candidate was revealed on Tuesday (31 October) – and it’s themed after the country’s popular dish, Nasi Lemak.

  • Miss Universe Singapore 2017 finalists don local designer fashion, swimsuits and evening gowns
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    Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore

    Miss Universe Singapore 2017 finalists don local designer fashion, swimsuits and evening gowns

    Twenty finalists walked the runway during the Miss Universe Singapore 2017 beauty pageant at the Resorts World Sentosa Convention Centre on Wednesday evening (11 October).

  • Miss Universe Singapore 2017 finalists showcase beauty in diversity
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    Nurul Azliah

    Miss Universe Singapore 2017 finalists showcase beauty in diversity

    Miss Universe Singapore 2017 raises the bar in beauty yet again for this year’s pageant, as it showcases its top 20 finalists representing various ethnicities at a press conference on Monday (28 August).

  • Miss Universe Singapore unveils top 20 finalists for 2017
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    Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore

    Miss Universe Singapore unveils top 20 finalists for 2017

    Miss Universe Singapore announced its top 20 finalists on Saturday (22 July), who will be vying for the crown at the pageant finals on 11 October.

  • Why Miss Universe Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach Doesn’t Have Time for Drama
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    Noël Duan

    Why Miss Universe Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach Doesn’t Have Time for Drama

    This job only lasts one year, after all.

  • TBT: Beauty Pageants That Judged Your Ankles
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    Noël Duan

    TBT: Beauty Pageants That Judged Your Ankles

    The legs of contestants in a ‘Miss World’ beauty competition sponsored by Mecca Dancing in 1953. (Photo: Getty) In the 1930s and 1940s, hosiery companies like Max Japy and department stores like Selfridge’s sponsored “pretty ankle competitions” as promotional events, in which the best-looking ankles received free stockings — and bragging rights. Women would line up with the top half of their bodies hidden by curtains and swathes of fabric, while the judges, many of whom were men (including policemen), would touch and measure their high-heeled ankles. A line-up of women’s ankles (the rest of their bodies being hidden behind a sheet) is judged by two men and a woman while a third man looks on, in Kent, England in 1932.

  • For Betty Cantrell, Being Miss America is Her First Full-Time Job
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    Noël Duan

    For Betty Cantrell, Being Miss America is Her First Full-Time Job

    When 21-year-old Betty Cantrell from Georgia was crowned Miss America on Sunday night with high marks from judges like Zendaya and former Miss America Vanessa Williams, she took a selfie with her beaming fellow contestants. “A night I will never forget!” The Mercer University undergraduate and vocal performance major sang “Tu Tu Piccolo Iddio” from the opera “Madame Butterfly” and answered a question about whether Tom Brady cheated or not. “It was kind of a funky question to ask me if Tom Brady cheated,” she later told the Associated Press.

  • A Crown Isn’t Enough to Get Miss USA to Vote for Donald Trump
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    Erika Ostroff

    A Crown Isn’t Enough to Get Miss USA to Vote for Donald Trump

    Hilary Duff might have taken a stab at Tinder, but that doesn’t mean Olivia Jordan will. “Oh gosh no! Crown and Tinder do not mix,” the 2015 Miss USA winner tells Yahoo Style’s Joe Zee in this episode of Style Session. Instead, the beauty queen has her eye on a very different prize: the upcoming Miss Universe pageant. I do my dishes in it, I sleep with it,” Jordan, 26, jokes of her diamond, sapphire, and ruby-encrusted tiara, her prized possession.