The Grand Slam of Beauty Pageants, created by Global Beauties in 1999, comprehends six 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 competition on 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.
-Miss Universe: Founded in 1952 by Catalina Swimwear in Long Beach, California. The pageant, now in its 62nd year, is a shared partnership between Donald Trump and NBC/Universal. It is watched live in over 60 countries and territories around the globe.
Three high quality pageant productions, some very traditional, like Miss International, which was founded in 1960, others recently born, like Miss Supranational and Miss Tourism Queen, all 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. Although most of them have had some extravagant productions, when compared to the G2, they still lack in consistency, quality of contestants, television audience and media exposure.
All three are unquestionably above hundreds of other international beauty competitions, but not at the same level of the G2 (World and Universe).
-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.
-Miss Tourism Queen International: The trademark was created in 1949 by Charlie See. In 2004 it was bought by Alex Liu of ERM and started being produced in China. This competition aims to promote tourism through beauty and welcomes countries, territories and islands/regions of tourist interest.
-Miss Supranational: Property of the World Beauty Association (WBA), it has been held in Poland since 2009 with extravagant television productions.