Miss World

In this Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013 photo, contestants walk on the stage during the 3rd Annual Award of World Muslimah, a competition billed as the Islamic alternative to Miss World pageant, in Jakarta, Indonesia. Beauty queens and backstage drama may seem inevitable, but at this year's Miss World competition, something more serious than hair-pulling and name-calling has come from host country Indonesia: Muslim hardliners have threatened to hijack the competition despite major concessions from the government and organizers. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

Miss World drama fueled by host country Indonesia

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Beauty queens and backstage drama may seem inevitable, but at this year’s Miss World competition, something more serious than hair-pulling and name-calling has come from host country Indonesia: Muslim hardliners have […]

09/27/2013

Indonesia's country flag (AP Photo)

Indonesia axes bikinis for 2013 Miss World pageant

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) – Miss World has axed the famed bikinis from this year’s pageant in Indonesia, replacing the skimpy swimsuits with conservative beach sarongs amid mounting protests from hard-line Muslim groups, organizers said Thursday. […]

06/06/2013

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