Beauty pageants

Miss Korea 2011: Jazz hands, awkward pauses and 54 beautiful women

Miss Korea 2011: Jazz hands, awkward pauses and 54 beautiful women

Miss Seoul, Yi Seong Hye, crowned the most beautiful woman in Korea
Photo gallery: Thailand crowns its newest transgender beauty queen

Photo gallery: Thailand crowns its newest transgender beauty queen

This year's beauty pageant brought out the kingdom's most stunning ladyboys, proving yet again that some of the best looking girls in Thailand used to be boys
Secrets of a Miss Universe maker

Secrets of a Miss Universe maker

Ines Ligron, the beauty expert behind Japan's success in recent Miss Universe pageants, reveals how compliments, wigs and being in love can help a Japanese girl blossom
6 strapping young men fight for human rights

6 strapping young men fight for human rights

The Mr Gay Hong Kong competition is promoting gay rights awareness with six hot men
Interview: Miss Korea 2011 talks fashion, her new job and plastic surgery

Interview: Miss Korea 2011 talks fashion, her new job and plastic surgery

We go one on one with Korea's gorgeous new ambassador
Seoul on the manhunt

Seoul on the manhunt

52 hot male models invade Korea for world's biggest male modeling pageant
Can China win Miss Universe?

Can China win Miss Universe?

Entrepreneur, fashion icon and "Chinese Oprah" Yue-Sai Kan is running a pageant boot camp to increase the odds of winning for Miss China
'Fit, sexy, happy' beauty crowned Miss Universe Australia 2011

'Fit, sexy, happy' beauty crowned Miss Universe Australia 2011

Perth beach girl Scherri-Lee Biggs has a new crown: Long live the beauty pageant?
Life as a ladyboy: 'What does being a transgender mean to you?'

Life as a ladyboy: 'What does being a transgender mean to you?'

At the recent Miss Tiffany's Universe pageant, several of the alluring contestants spoke frankly about what it's like to be a member of the 'third sex'
Vindicated! Miss Thailand Universe named 'Most Photogenic'

Vindicated! Miss Thailand Universe named 'Most Photogenic'

Oh the irony. Just one week after being bashed for looking too sexy in her photos, the beauty contestant wins a vote based on her ability to look pretty in pictures
Miss Thailand Universe 2010 catches heat for looking sexy

Miss Thailand Universe 2010 catches heat for looking sexy

Fonthip Watcharatrakul, in Las Vegas for this year's Miss Universe pageant, responds via Facebook to those criticizing her "outstandingly lavish" poses
Boob jobs and butt lifts 'okay' for Miss Thailand World pageant

Boob jobs and butt lifts 'okay' for Miss Thailand World pageant

A new ruling means plastic surgery is now acceptable for Miss Thailand World pageant contestants
The rise and fall of the Asian beauty queen

The rise and fall of the Asian beauty queen

As TV pageant ratings hit the floor, the dirt around the contestants piles up
Mumbai girl takes Miss India World 2010 crown

Mumbai girl takes Miss India World 2010 crown

Twenty-two year old Andheri-based Manasvi Mamgai snatched the much sought-after Miss India title from 18 finalists on Friday night, but is it Bollywood or the world that she wants next?
Big is beautiful-- Singapore's first plus-size beauty pageant

Big is beautiful-- Singapore's first plus-size beauty pageant

Wanted: Big bodies, big personality and big smiles for Miss & Ms Amazing Singapore
Mr Gay China: Shanghai left in the closet

Mr Gay China: Shanghai left in the closet

China’s first gay beauty pageant starts on January 15, but will not feature a contestant from the mainland’s most tolerant city -- Shanghai
Ris Low: Ex-beauty queen turns condom spokesperson

Ris Low: Ex-beauty queen turns condom spokesperson

The controversial comeback girl resurfaces as a corporate rep for a condom brand