25 Little-Known Facts About Beauty Pageants That You Probably Didn’t Know

Beauty Pageants are a global pastime and are found in almost every culture and in nearly every theme imaginable. While in the United States Beauty Pageants and contestants have fallen prey to a lot of stereotypes, most of the beauty candidates are hard working women who spend weeks and even months preparing for five minutes on stage. For your consideration, here are 25 Little-Known Facts About Beauty Pageants That You Probably Didn’t Know.

Photos: Feature image: Capable97 via Shutterstock, 23. Greg Doyle, Miss Universe 2007 rehearsals 5, CC BY 1.0, 22. Nic McPhee from Morris, MN, USA, Paying attention to detail (455279239), CC BY-SA 2.0, 21. Paul Chin from Manila City, Philippines, Binibining Pilipinas 2008 result, CC BY-SA 2.0, 20. LloydGallman, Child beauty pageant, CC BY-SA 4.0, 18. Ethan via flickr, CC BY 2.0, 17. Wcnghj at English Wikipedia, NYC Transit Museum Miss Subways, CC BY 3.0, 15. Jorge Mejía peralta from Managua, Nicaragua, Miss Universe Dayana Mendoza en Nicaragua 11, CC BY 2.0, 12. Khanh Hoa newspaper’s reporter, Miss Universe 2008, Dayana Mendoza2, CC BY-SA 3.0, 7. Mk2010, Elmer’s Office Glue Stick, CC BY-SA 3.0, 4. Jorge Mejia, MissNica07, CC BY 2.0, 1. Dietmar Lang, agência latina press, Miss-universe-2011-leila-lopes, CC BY-SA 3.0

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