The world's oldest beauty pageant takes place in South Africa next week. Also coming up within the next month: Miss Earth, the V A Model contest, and the release of the first anti-aging iPhone application.

Miss World

December 12

Johannesburg, South Africa

Contestants will gather from all around the world to snatch current Miss World, Russian Ksenia Sukhinova's crown. This longest-running beauty pageant (created in 1951) is only rivalled by the Miss Universe and Miss Earth contests.

Autumn Perfume Exhibition

December 22


The international perfumes and cosmetics exhibition "merges ancient, oiled scents from the Arabian Gulf, modern cosmetic brands and everything else in-between."

Miss Earth

December 22

Boracay Island, Philippines

This beauty pageant puts a strong emphasis on environmental protection programs while aiming to promote various tourist destinations.

V A Model contest deadline

December 23


Ford Models and V Magazine have again launched a global open call for aspiring models. Enter the competition online for a chance to win one of the most respected public castings worldwide.

Anti-aging iPhone app



'AntiAgeingApp,' a new application for the iPhone supposedly meant to help against wrinkles, cellulite and even hair loss through light and color therapy, will go on sale on iTunes, priced at $2.99.