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. Benoit Tessier/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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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. Beauties of Canada hide caption

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Newly crowned Miss Universe, Olivia Culpo, waves to the crowd after winning the pageant in Las Vegas on Wednesday, December 19, 2012. Julie Jacobsen/AP hide caption

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