As published on the popular Greek blog Yupi.gr on March 9th, the longest beauty contest in Greece, Σταρ Ελλάς (Miss Greece), is in danger of being dropped by organizing network Antenna TV.
Low ratings and a high production cost would be the factors for the network to axe the show, sources say, specially in today’s Greek economic crisis.
Several other news outlets also reported on the subject, stating that there has been no real interest in the beauty contest during the past years.
However, during the show “Blah Blah” by Antenna TV, they denied the rumors insisting that the contest will take place as usual. There has not been an official announcement, and the pageant does not have a current website, or facebook page.
Star Hellas usually sent the winner to Miss Universe; Miss Hellas competes in Miss World. The runner-ups go to Miss International, Miss Earth and Miss Supranational. It has been on the programming schedule of Antenna TV since 1990.