Why Miss Grand International is not going to be considered as a major int’l pageant

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It was an unexpected call. Mr. L, a member of a reputable Thai pageant forum was aghast to know that it was a direct call from Tokyo with Miss International people on the other end of the line. Mr. L has developed a good relationship with the pageant for years and the call was a bit perplexing.

Turns out that there was indeed something that should be of a real concern. A Thai organization had approached the Miss International pageant for a hostile takeover. As reliable sources told Missosology, the organization was willing to dole out cash for the Miss International franchise in Thailand. Mr. L was caught off guard since franchise fee was an alien concept at the Miss International pageant. The money involved in the hostile takeover was something that Mr. L couldn’t afford.

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Nawat with the first ever Miss Grand International winner

Mr. L was about to give up but fortunately, his good relationship with Miss International prevailed. The organization that staged the hostile takeover is the very same group that organizes the annual Miss Grand International pageant. Some pageant analysts believe that the actions of the Thailand-based organization is what prompted Miss International to start charging franchise fees, a move that many countries is currently worried about.

But in the grand scheme of things, the organization that attempted to buy out the Miss International franchise in Thailand had a grand plan. Before the Miss International Thailand story became known to the public, there was a huge news concerning the Miss Earth franchise in Thailand. The original owner of the franchise had sued Nawat Itsaragrisil, owner and organizer of Miss Grand International, over the ownership of franchise. Apparently, Nawat won the case as he was able to send a delegate at Miss Earth last year.

It seems though that Miss Earth made a fatal mistake when they awarded the franchise to Nawat. According to Miss Earth insiders and confirmed by Missosology sources in Thailand, Nawat attended the Miss Earth finals last year with the aim of inviting the Miss Earth National Directors for his Miss Grand International pageant. Miss Earth, in an effort to protect its own connections, severed its relationship with Nawat.

Some pageant websites, in cahoots with Nawat, distorted the story however. A story published in a website that is already way past its prime, claimed that Nawat dropped the Miss Earth franchise following suit the decision of Osmel Sousa not to send a contestant to the Miss Earth 2015 pageant. The web of lies however was untangled quickly as the Miss Venezuela Organization promptly issued a press release reiterating that Venezuela will be represented at the Miss Earth 2015 pageant. Clearly, it was Miss Earth who dropped Nawat, not the other way around. To date, Nawat holds franchises for Miss Supranational and Miss Intercontinental pageant. The Miss Grand International is still running with the international finals slated in October. Oddly, the recent crowning of the Thai queens for these pageants were barely mentioned, if not totally ignored, in Thai beauty pageant forums. It turns out that there is a story behind it.

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There was a big Miss Earth franchise “war” in Thailand but Carousel Productions sided with Nawat. It was proven to be a bad move

In the first ever pageant of Miss Grand International, Nawat invited the major Thai beauty pageant forums. The relationship turned sour, according to the Thai sources of Missosology, after it was found out that Nawat has been recruiting the members of Thai forums to join his organization. The deception was unforgivable for the Thai forums and its admins vowed to never cover, let alone mention, the Miss Grand International pageant.

There is no question that Missosology has supported Nawat in his bid to build a brand new pageant. But given how Missosology was dragged in the Miss Intercontinental controversy after one of Nawat girls won in what was described by pageant analysts as “victory under dubious circumstances”, Missosology has to think twice now in supporting the Miss Grand International pageant. Furthermore, if these allegations of stealing national directors and forum members will be supported by evidences, the whole Miss Grand International pageant was actually built not by its own merits as a pageant, but by lies, deception and ill-will. No one in the small world of pageantry should support this, and certainly not Missosology.

Sadly, given how Nawat has allegedly exercised the power of money in all of these cases, some pageant websites will continue to support the Miss Grand International pageant. It can now be revealed that Nawat has lobbied hard for Missosology to elevate the status of his pageant and be included as one the major international pageants. Misssology however, has given Nawat a clear cut answer by maintaining the Big4 Pageants, well, four.

Comments

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  • maysayako

    give this miss grand imitation another year or two and it will just fade into oblivion… stop the war my a$$!

    • Jew

      Global environment Destroyed every year. What miss Earth ding something only smile to camera

  • Faci

    Miss Grand is a minor pageant and not worthy to even talk about it. The world knows how dubious their Miss Intercontinental winner last year. The ugliest winner of any international beauty pageant of all time.

  • All is fair in love and war. MGI’s only mistake was being obvious. These racist, sexist, classist pageants actually think they have any real prestige. My behind.

  • Elsa Desastres

    I don’t think Miss Grand International is a big pageant yet BUT, why didn’t you do the same with the Miss Earth pageant when they had the issue with her president selling the crown to some Russian journalists? There was a video showing it!! And any way, sorry missosology I used to like you a lot but you cannot be more biased. The day the Phillippines win Miss Grand International is the day when you are going to start calling it a Big pageant. I think if you want to “cut” with MGI you should do the same with Miss Earth, but it’s a Phillipines pageant so of course you won’t.

    • xoxo xoxo

      Philippines won Supra and still Big 4.

      • Archie Cañete

        ITS NOW BIG 5

        • Trick Shot

          3 years later tho..

        • Joe

          Big have only 1 not 5..Too shame small pageants call themselves BIG

    • Anonymous from the PH

      FYI. The Philippines didn’t win a crown yet in the MGI pageant..just a runners up (3rd runner up in 2013 and 3rd runner up in 2015, but moved to 2nd runner up due to dethronement of the winner). Hopefully, Philippines will win MGI this 2016.

  • Jeremy Gawongna

    Selling the crown to some Russian journalists? What will these journalists do with it?

    • Elsa Disaster

      Change it to Miss Ink I guess.

  • Samantha

    Coz they didnt give money to you hahaha

  • Anna

    The Jealous +

  • guest

    Question how can you stop the war and violence thru MGI?:) oh snap!!!

  • Napat Nan

    I wonder that why missosology make a decision just by a gossip from Mr. L? Anyone can say anything. It is not sensible. No strong evidence. We have to accept the truth that all pageants are ENTERTAINMENT. Do you have the clip to show that Miss grand organisation did the bad thing? or you just listen to Mr. L? By the way, the judgement of miss grand international is quite fair and the standard of the stage is striking. To adjust if that pageant is good or not is just based on the gossip? why not based on whether the judgement is fair or not. In certain pageant, the beautiful girl cannot go to TOP20; however, missosology still be considered it as a major int’l pageant.