Grand Slam Rankings
The Grand Slam of Beauty Pageants, created by Global Beauties in 1999, comprehends five of the world’s major beauty pageants. They are divided into two categories:
These are the two most traditional beauty contests on the planet. Over 98% of high quality national pageants send their winners to compete in one or the other, or even to both. They are also by far the most watched beauty competitions in the globe and the most publicized. Miss World and Miss Universe are the two Grand Slam winners who are often seen in a variety of activities throughout their year of reign. They also offer the best cash prizes and career opportunities to their winners.
-Miss World: Founded in 1951 by Eric Morley in the United Kingdom. It is the largest international beauty pageant in the world, with around 120 contestants competing for the title every year and watched live in over 150 countries and territories. Presently it is headed by Julia Morley. The final will take place in London, UK, December 14th.
-Miss Universe: Founded in 1952 by Catalina Swimwear in Long Beach, California. The pageant is a shared partnership between Donald Trump and NBC/Universal. It is watched live in over 150 countries and territories around the globe. 2014-2015 edition will take place in Doral, Miami in January.
Three high quality pageant productions, some very traditional, like Miss International, which was founded in 1960, others recently born, like Miss Supranational, with a considerable amount of participating countries and territories mostly chosen from the runner-ups of Miss World / Universe national pageants, or even in less expressive national pageants.
They are unquestionably above hundreds of other international beauty competitions, but not at the same level of the G2 (World and Universe).
-Miss Supranational: Property of the World Beauty Association (WBA) S.A., and produced by Nowa Scena, it has been since 2009 with extravagant television productions. This year the final will take place in Poland, on December 5th.
-Miss Grand International: Born in 2013, Thailand-based Miss Grand International kicked off to a good start by offering their winner a whooping cash prize of USD 40,000 plus an apartment in Bangkok. It is televised with a grand production.
-Miss International: Born in Long Beach, California, in 1960. Since 1968, it is property of Japan’s International Cultural Association (Kokusai Bunka Kyokai). It’s central office is located in Tokyo where it will welcome the 2014 final on November 11th.