When Stephen Diaz [@stephen.inventor.diaz] came up with the Big5 Ranking more than a decade ago, it received numerous criticisms and allegations of unsound statistics. Yet it has tested the test of time. To date, the Big5 Ranking remains unchanged while other rankings kept on tweaking and changing their scoring systems. It is safe to say that it is the most reliable and trusted beauty pageant ranking in the world.

The Big5 Ranking only recognizes five major and relevant international beauty pageants: Miss Universe, Miss World, Miss International, Miss Earth and Miss Supranational. These five pageants are known for their realistic and timely advocacies and have established their prestige in their several years of existence.

In this updated ranking, the scores for Miss World 2022 were added. And yes, it is officially Miss World 2022 as evidenced by the title bestowed to Karolina Bielawska. This means that Miss World did skip the 2020 and 2021 pageant season due to the pandemic.

Some notable trends in this ranking is South Africa continues to gain ground at the expense of Puerto Rico and may soon threaten Mexico. The Philippines continues to lead over Brazil while Indonesia has widened its lead over Trinidad and Tobago and may soon overtake Ecuador.

The trends are telling us that the pageant world is shifting from Latin America to somewhere else namely to Southeast Asia and Southern Africa. Vietnam for example was ranked 65th in 2017 but is now ranked 52nd and at the same time, Namibia was at 90th five years ago but now at 79th place! In contrast, Costa Rica has actually lost two points while Paraguay remains stagnant despite its great showing at Miss Universe 2021.

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44443PHILIPPINES146223880281043402732860
33334BRAZIL143084780348536101788645
55555COLOMBIA138744990227545301354725
77776INDIA116223230385525701052915
66667AUSTRALIA11333301038653270778410
88888SPAIN107072800236042501062235
99999JAPAN10615291017354990740240
1010101010FINLAND10220309026804090230130
1211111111FRANCE10132275041202440532290
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1112131315SWEDEN9530390031601860460150
1315161616ISRAEL880528103495212035030
1516171717GERMANY870529402815253033090
2020181818THAILAND85622080141025501602920
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2121212121NETHERLANDS7283203022501880808315
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2222232323CANADA6709279020801010414415
2324242424ARGENTINA6551215021001820306175
2425252525GREECE6290247019101520200190
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4847494950UKRAINE3384890760830454450
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6556525252VIETNAM3163420910590668575
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5153535354HONGKONG288510408009605035
5051555555LEBANON2852780112059029270
6361585656PORTUGAL2738530700740518250
5454575757HONDURAS2672590420930462270
5557565858GUAM264073010805402900
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6668696969ARUBA 20806209005302010
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7880767675GHANA180937084013043435
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7373747478CHINESE TAIPEI1746510500380236120
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