THE BIG 4 ELITE CLUB OF BEAUTY PAGEANTS Part 1 – the Miss World 2013 Aftermath

The pageant world is an industry where the main awards are the crowns that all girls, national directors and franchisees strive hard to achieve. There are minor crowns and there are the major or the A-list of pageants – we call them the Big 4. In showbusiness, some actors and musicians get awarded for their exemplary performance that they get inducted to a Hall of Fame . In pageants currently there isn’t a Hall of Fame award, but all of us here are aware that there are countries who have all won the Big 4 crowns at least once and haven’t stopped sending the best beauties that they can offer. In order to give proper recognition to them I introduce to you – The Big 4 Elite Club.

The Big 4 Elite Club is an exclusive circle of countries who have won all of the following Big 4 titles at least once:

Miss Universe
Miss World
Miss International
Miss Earth

I now introduce to you the Big 4 Elite countries!

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The first to enter the club, the South American nation can now claim that it is not only a supermodel factory but a beauty queen factory as well. Currently the most successful country at Miss Earth with 2 titles, Brazil is looking for crown #3. Here are the exotic Brazilian beauties who enthralled the world:

Miss Universe

ImageL-R: Ieda Maria Vargas (1963), Martha Vasconcellos (1968)

Miss World

 

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Lucia Petterle (1971)

Miss International

 

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Maria Gloria da Carvalho (1968)

Miss Earth

 

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L-R: Priscilla Meirelles (2004) , Larissa Ramos (2009)

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The second country to enter the club is the most decorated of them all. Known as the country that exports oil and beauty queens, Venezuela always sends delegates who are perfectly groomed and polished to perfection. They hold the Guiness World Records for achieving the only back to back title in Miss Universe. They also have the most Miss World and Miss International titles with 6, respectively. Here are the Venezuelan ladies who inspired awe and admiration:

 

Miss Universe

 

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L-R: Maritza Sayalero (1979), Irene Saez (1981), Barbara Palacios Teyde (1986), Alicia Machado (1996), Dayana Mendoza (2008), Stefania Fernandez (2009)

Miss World

 

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L-R: Carmen Duijm (1955), Pilin Leon (1981), Astrid Carolina Herrera (1984), Ninibeth Leal (1991), Jacqueline Aguilera (1995), Ivian Sarcos (2011)

Miss International

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L-R: Nina Sicilia Hernandez (1985), Consuelo Adler (1997), Vivian Urdaneta (2000), Goizeder Azua (2003), Daniela Di Giacomo (2006), Elizabeth Mosquera (2010)

 

Miss Earth

 

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Alexandra Braun (2005)

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The Philippines is the only non-South American nation in the club, riding high on its very recent victory in Miss World. It was the first to win the Miss International title more than once, and is also a close rival of Brazil in Miss Earth. Here are the Filipina women who paraded before us with elegance and grace:

 

Miss Universe

 

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L-R: Gloria Diaz (1969), Margarita Moran (1973)

Miss World

 

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Megan Young (2013)

Miss International

 

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L-R: Gemma Cruz (1964), Aurora Pijuan (1970), Mimilanie Marquez (1979), Precious Lara Quigaman (2005)

Miss Earth

 

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Karla Henry (2008)

The Big 4 Season has already started with Miss World and with every crown a country is getting closer into the Big 4 Elite. The club may be exclusive but entry is not impossible. Here are the countries who are only one crown away from being inducted into the the club:



USA 
Puerto Rico
Australia
India
France
Germany
Netherlands
Finland
Greece
Argentina

All of these countries are in need of the Miss Earth title except India, which is in search of its first Miss International crown.

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