History was not Made by Those who did Nothing

Beauty pageants had their origin in photographic beauty contests that were publicized in newspapers in the 1850s. However, the first true beauty pageant in the modern sense of the word is traceable to 1921 in New Jersey, USA, which is called “Atlantic City’s Inter-City Beauty Contest”. After this time many other national and international beauty pageants were established around the world and turned these competitions into an industry.

The first Persian beauty competition, with the name of Spring Girl, was publicized by Zane Ruz magazine in 1965, and Sima Izadju was selected as the winner. The competition continued as a physical series each year and it was called Iran’s Worthy Girls. The last series of this competition was performed in Tehran’s Hilton Hotel in 1978, where Tarane Keysar was selected as Iran’s Worthy Girls of the year.

After 1979, when the Islamic Revolution happened in Iran and the hijab became mandatory, some Persian women, individually represented Persia or their countries of residence on global stages, as there were no such organizations to run the program yearly. However, in 2013, our organization re-established the beauty pageant of Persia as a virtual competition that aimed to choose Miss Iran’s representatives on the global stage.

After 10 years of continuing the second series of the Persian beauty pageant, we rebranded the Miss Iran title to the Queens of Persia, with the aim of introducing intelligent and strong women who can create positive benefits from our program for Persia and its great people. We celebrated the 25th annual crowning in 2023 and looking forward to taking our program to the highest possible level in the industry. 

2023 - Present

Queens of Persia

The second series of the Persian beauty Pageant continues with the name of Queens of Persia. As the rules of many international pageants were changed during the time, and the pageant industry became more open for participants, we also decided to remove some of the limitations and provide opportunities for the representation of our country to more Persian women. Mrs. Mina Babaee was crowned as the first Queen of Persia in 2023 with the social goal of Empowering Persian Women in Canada.

2013 - 2022

Miss Irans

The second series of the Persian beauty Pageant was started in 2013 after our organization was re-established. Our goal was to re-create the culture of the beauty pageant for Persian people, empowering Persian women, and providing them with the opportunity to represent Persia on the global stages, which we succeeded in our goals at the highest level possible. During these 10 years, almost 5k Persian women applied as candidates, we selected the top 100 contestants and introduced them to our audience, 10 winners received the title of Miss Iran of the year, and about 30 Persian women represented Persia in world beauty pageants.

1979 - 2012

The Gap

After the 1979, when the Islamic Revolution happened in Iran and the hijab became mandatory, organizing a beauty pageant inside the country was illegal. Many Persian people migrated to Europe, America, Canada, etc., and some Persian women who were interested in the beauty pageant industry, individually represented Persia on global stages or represented their countries of residents with the support of overseas organizations. Our research shows during these 33 years, about 10 Persian girls were crowned in different countries and could join international beauty pageants, which you can see some of the pictures and titles here.

1965 - 1978

Iran's Worthy Girls

The history of our organization goes back to 1965 when the first series of the Persian beauty pageant was established by Zan-e Rooz magazine, and our winner received the title of Spring Girl of the year. The year after, the series continued with the title of Worthy Girl of each year, and 13 Persian Queens were selected as Iran's Worthy Girls. During this time about 9 winners had the opportunity to represent Persia on the global stages.


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