beauty contest

MOOve Over Miss World

While Miss China took the Miss World 2012 title, cows in Shanxi Province also had the opportunity to be crowned the winner in the Miss Dairy Cow Pageant, from The New York Daily News: Cows in China got the chance to strut their...

Concern at Abuse of Foreign Journalists in China

Three China-based Foreign Correspondents’ Clubs have issued a joint statement condemning “alarming” recent episodes of harassment against foreign reporters. From the Foreign Correspondents’ Club, Hong...

Miss China on Top of the World

As China embraces beauty pageants, Miss China Yu Wenxia was crowned Miss World on Saturday. She is the second contestant to win from China: 2007’s Zhang Zilin was the first Chinese contestant to win an international beauty...

China Embraces Beauty Pageants

China is embracing beauty competitions, which it once rejected, and Maoist ideals of equality have been replaced by modeling competitions and beauty pageants for all ages. Although some say that these contests objectify females...

Can China Win Miss Universe?

Lou Zilin, Miss China, is poised to become the China’s first ever Miss Universe at the contest is Brazil next month. To up her chances, she is currently in New York, undergoing extensive training on how to become...

Miss Tibet, a Pageant Loaded With Controversy and Drama

In these days of tense relations between Beijing and the Tibetan government-in-exile, even the Miss Tibet pageant has become politicized, the Washington Post reports: And the winner was Sonam Choedon, a shy 18-year-old with...

China Legislator Quits Pageant as Politics Rears Ugly Head

From AFP: A Chinese lawmaker has quit a beauty contest after critics accused her of debasing the pageant with politics, state media said Monday. Yuan Jing, 22, ranked second out of 1,000 contestants in the Miss Chinese...



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