Sep 19, 2013 — Outrage in the U.S. over a French photo spread featuring a seductively arrayed 10-year-old model helped spur proposed legislation to ban child beauty pageants in France. That's ironic considering how popular, prevalent and lucrative the American child, or "glitz," beauty pageant industry is.
May 29, 2013 — The happy yet doomed reign of Denise Garrido as Miss Universe Canada lasted just one day, after a scoring mix-up was found to have incorrectly awarded her the title Saturday. The crown was then given to another contestant, Riza Santos of Calgary.
Dec 20, 2012 — Culpo is the first American to win the crown in 15 years. Former Miss Pennsylvania, Sheena Monnin, loses a defamation lawsuit for making false statements that the Miss USA pageant was rigged.