Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Global Beauties "rankings"   posted by Razib @ 5/09/2006 02:29:00 AM

The Grand Slam Ranking for the Global Beauties site takes the 4 international beauty pageants and generates a composite "score." I've dismissed faux precision before, but admitted that it can be quite fun. I was going to generate some excel charts for you (e.g., plot population vs. score), but I really don't have time so I'll leave it to readers with more minutes to burn than I. Also, as expected, the Harvard of beauty pageants, Venezuela, is #1. Just to generate some controversy, I've always noticed a tendency for China to not represent, considering that there are a 500 million Chinese females [and counting down thanks to infanticide, abortion and neglect]. I also think some of you might find the links to regional/national pageants interesting. It is amusing to me that the world's only state where Hinduism is the official religion, and the constitution states that the monarch must of "Aryan" heritage, puts forward contestants than look so "Asian". While some of these women look conventially north Indian, while as expected contestants from Tibetan ethnicities look Tibetan, some with north Indian names look mostly East Asian. And of course you have the "mixed" look which seems typical from what I have seen.