November 06, 2013
Sore Loser: Philippine Candidate Loses Election, Burns Down Daycare Center
Also: Miss World in orphanage collapse, Singapore cybersecurity.
October 15, 2013
Beauty, Race, and Politics on the Pageant Circuit
Recent Asian winners of international beauty contests have faced criticism, racist remarks.
October 01, 2013
“I think I’m an RPG-kind-of-girl” – Miss World is a (Filipino) Video Gamer
Also: Busted: Singapore prostitution rings. Tuesday ASEAN links.
September 30, 2013
Miss World 2013: The Philippines Wins Amid Muslim Protests in Indonesia
The Philippines has won the Miss World crown for the first time.
September 10, 2013
Miss World 2013: Indonesia’s Religious Intolerance and Bikinis
The cultural clash over Miss World 2013 highlights the polarization of Indonesian society.
June 07, 2013
Miss World to Swap Bikinis for Sarongs in Indonesia
After protests from Muslim hardliners, Miss World 2013 will bypass the traditional bikini show in Indonesia.
March 25, 2013
Navneet Kaur Dhillon Crowned Miss India 2013
Navneet Kaur Dhillon won the Pond’s Femina Miss India 2013 contest in Mumbai last night.