The British mortgage company money.co.uk recently reviewed over 500 beauty pageants and compared the birthplaces of of first place contestants to determine which countries spawned the most winners. These pageants included both straight and LGBTQ+ contests. The study focused on two primary sources, Wikipedia’s list of winners and runners up from the Big Four international pageants, (Miss World, Miss Universe, Miss International, and Miss Earth) going back to 1951. And also the list of winners from these LGBTQ+ beauty pageants.
Taking the birthplaces of each of these beauty queens and kings money.co.uk determined which countries birthed the highest number of winners.
The company also specifically pulled out data on global LGBTQ+ pageants, including Miss International Queen and Mister Gay World, to determine the top five countries where the most LGBTQ+ winners hailed from. Here they are: