Mrs. Grandma Universe and More Unusual Beauty Pageants From Around the World

It’s been well reported that Miss France, 23, was crowned Miss Universe on Sunday evening. Iris Mittenaere, a dental student, became the first French woman to earn the crown in more than 60 years.

But did you know that on Jan. 22, the world crowned a Mrs. Grandma Universe?

Agnes Jakosalem is the first Filipino woman to win the Mrs. Grandma Universe pageant. (Photo: Facebook).

Filipino beauty Agnes Jakosalem won the 2017 pageant — held in Sofia, Bulgaria — beating out contestants from 14 other countries (the U.S.A.’s contestant placed second).

Jakosalem, a mother of three and grandmother of one, was the first Filipino woman to win the honor — not bad for someone who had never entered a beauty contest before.

The 51-year-old mother and grandmother had never competed in a beauty pageant before (Photo: Instagram).

Miss Grandma Universe is organized by Mrs. Universe Ltd., which also produces Mrs. Universe, Mrs. Europe, and Children of Universe — a few of the many pageants held across the world that command spotlights of their own.

Just last week, we watched the Miss Tatarstan beauty pageant, which proved eventful as contestants wore orbital dresses, what resembled to be bondage accessories, and outfits that definitely made you look twice.

Miss Tartarstan contestants wore headpieces that appeared as if they were designed to look like planetary orbits. (Photo: Getty Images).
Zulfia Sharafeyeva won the crown in a navy blue evening dress. (Photo: Getty Images).

While the Mrs. Grandma Universe contest is basically a joyous celebration of grandmothers everywhere, we have to admit we have seen some pretty interesting beauty pageants around the world. Watch the video above for the nine most unusual ones we could find.

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