Miss Philippines, Megan Young, sends a kiss to the audience after winning the Miss World title in last year's competition. She's helped raise money for typhoon victims in her homeland.
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Proposed legislation in France would ban pageants for the under-16 set, such as this "Mini-Miss" elegance beauty contest for 10-to-12-year-olds, held in Bobigny, near Paris, a year ago.
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After being crowned Miss Universe Canada, Denise Garrido was later told she finished third, while Riza Santos had won. Here, four of the top contestants pose on stage Saturday.
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