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:
I now introduce to you the Big 4 Elite countries!
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:
Lucia Petterle (1971)
Maria Gloria da Carvalho (1968)
L-R: Priscilla Meirelles (2004) , Larissa Ramos (2009)
L-R: Maritza Sayalero (1979), Irene Saez (1981), Barbara Palacios Teyde (1986), Alicia Machado (1996), Dayana Mendoza (2008), Stefania Fernandez (2009)
L-R: Carmen Duijm (1955), Pilin Leon (1981), Astrid Carolina Herrera (1984), Ninibeth Leal (1991), Jacqueline Aguilera (1995), Ivian Sarcos (2011)
L-R: Nina Sicilia Hernandez (1985), Consuelo Adler (1997), Vivian Urdaneta (2000), Goizeder Azua (2003), Daniela Di Giacomo (2006), Elizabeth Mosquera (2010)
Alexandra Braun (2005)
L-R: Gloria Diaz (1969), Margarita Moran (1973)
Megan Young (2013)
L-R: Gemma Cruz (1964), Aurora Pijuan (1970), Mimilanie Marquez (1979), Precious Lara Quigaman (2005)
Karla Henry (2008)
All of these countries are in need of the Miss Earth title except India, which is in search of its first Miss International crown.