Everything in the world evolves, even beauty pageants (to a certain extent). New pageants with extravagant productions have come to life lately, but yet, they are still very far from stealing the spotlight from the two most outstanding and traditional contests: Miss World and Miss Universe.
After talking to pageant directors, experts in the area and beauty queens themselves, GlobalBeauties.com came to the (obvious) conclusion that the two greatest pageants, or the G2(Miss World and Miss Universe), as they shall be called from now on, cannot be placed on the same level of others, even if some of those, like Miss International, Miss Tourism Queen, Miss Supranational, and Miss Earth, are part of the Grand Slam (deservingly so), a concept brought to international pageants by GlobalBeauties.com over a decade ago.
To manage it in a fair way, we have decided to create two sub-categories within the Grand Slam:
- The G2, with Miss World and Miss Universe;
- And the Grand Prix, with Miss International, Miss Tourism Queen International, Miss Supranational, and Miss Earth.
Comparing international pageants to an airplane, we could say that Miss World and Miss Universe are on the 1st class; International, Tourism Queen, Supranational and Earth are on the Business class; and then, finally, come all the others in the Economy class (Premium, Flex, Promo, or Body-pass, or perhaps even on a bus, depending on the event…).
The Grand Prix pageants certainly deserve to be classified as Grand Slam competitions, however, it is undeniable that they fall into a lower category when compared to Miss World and Miss Universe, the two pageants which are most watched around the planet, have by far the most extensive media coverage, and have candidates who are the winners of the best national pageants around. That without speaking of over 6 decades of tradition and high popularity.
For example: was it fair to see countries like South Africa, Colombia, and Jamaica, which have historically sent very competitive candidates to Miss World and/or Miss Universe, which conversely, have been barely noticed in most other Grand Slam pageants, to fall behind in the ranking? We have arrived at the conclusion that countries’ performances and achievements in Miss World and Miss Universe can tell much more about the quality of candidates and national pageants than if all 6 put together, which ended up being deceiving.
Nonetheless, the other fours Grand Slam pageants also deserve to have their own ranking, after all, they are clearly above all others ‘traveling in the economy class’. So from now on, GlobalBeauties.com will publish and update two rankings: the G2 Ranking and the Grand Prix ranking.
All 6 will be put together only to determine the “Country of the Year”, with points earned in Miss World and Miss Universe being multiplied by two, as it has always been done.
Changes will put to effect starting now. A new point system has also been adopted, and you can learned more about it HERE.
Take a tour of the all revamped GRAND SLAM RANKINGS section.