With the birth of so many pageants around the world, the idea of Big4 Pageants is constantly being questioned by so many quarters. And they have strong arguments – Miss Universe is unable to find a venue, Miss International has a lackluster finals night and Miss Earth’s “swimming pool” venue rendered it to the many as a cheap pageant. What we have now are much grander pageants like, as its name implies, Miss Grand International. We have spectacular production number from Miss Supranational and if history is of any weight, we have the long running Miss Intercontinental.
But is it now the right time to abandon the idea of Big4 Pageants? Change, they say, is one of the most difficult things to implement. We don’t change things for change’s sake. There must be a compelling reason for such and for the Big4 Pageants, Missosology is measuring the barometers that gauge the public sentiment. Is Big4 still relevant to the fans worldwide? Which pageants generate a lot of excitement? How are national pageants being held? Which pageants get more press coverage?
To answer all of these questions, we should direct our attention to Paraguay. Paraguay is a South American nation that faithfully abides by the idea that there are only four major beauty pageants in the world – Miss Universe, Miss World, Miss International and Miss Earth. This is reflected on the number of crowns they have awarded in their recently concluded pageant and most importantly how the Paraguayan press perceived the international beauty pageant scene. For the people of Paraguay, the pageants that really matter and the ones with high level of prestige are the very four pageants that Missosology has included in the Big4 Ranking. CLICK HERE
Of course, Missosology is definitely open for any changes but this must be with full regards to the sentiment of the worldwide pageantry fans. Consideration must be exercised with regards to how the media outlets are covering these pageants. BBC for example has declared that the four major pageants in the world are Miss Universe, Miss World, Miss International and Miss Earth. That’s already a powerful endorsement to the Big4 Ranking that was invented by Stephen Diaz. It is terribly awkward for Missosology to push for something without the collective assent of the worldwide fans and international press. After all, it is the fans that matter the most and the press is the perfect tool to gauge their sentiments. Right now, the circumstances dictate that Big4 is here to stay – for a while.