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Beauty business with an ugly side

ALONG with their coffee and their football, Colombians love nothing better than a beauty pageant. They were glued to their sets early yesterday to watch Miss Colombia take on 80 other girls for the Miss Universe title in Hawaii.

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I slept with Clinton, says beauty queen

MORE trouble loomed for President Bill Clinton yesterday after a former Miss America, Elizabeth Ward Gracen, told a New York tabloid that she had had sex with him in 1982 when they were both married and he was governor of Arkansas. While she absolved Mr Clinton of behaving improperly towards her in any way, her admission added to the impression that the whole truth about his conduct has not been told. The only extra- marital sexual relationship he has admitted to under oath was with the former Arkansas nightclub singer, Gennifer Flowers.

Go `beauty contest' triggers chaos among airline unions

GO, the cut-price offshoot of British Airways expected to start services in May, is facing a chaotic scramble for members among competing unions after a split emerged between the main labour organisations.

Leading Article: Blair's loyalty contest

LABOUR'S internal elections for its National Executive have long been derided as a beauty contest, but now the spin consultants of Millbank Tower want to turn it into the real thing. Tony Blair's reforms, designed to neuter the party's ruling body - sorry, ensure a constructive and supportive relationship with the Government - will kick MPs off the section elected by ballot of the entire membership.

Letter: Lively competition

PAUL McCann says that "no one would seriously consider trying to revive Miss World in the Nineties" (report, 28 February).

Unions give Go the cold shoulder

GO, British Airways' cut-price airline, has already hit severe turbulence over its plans for a streamlined industrial relations system.

Miss World is ousted by Mr Gay Universe

NO ONE would seriously consider trying to televise Miss World in the Nineties. The furore would be deafening. But it is a sign of our times that very few people will bat an eyelid when a gay beauty pageant is televised for the first time in May.

Letter: Miss World

WHERE did Nicholas Barber find out that The Ultimate Group sponsored last year's Miss World Competition ("What this country needs is more pop awards" Section 2, 8 February)? They did no such thing.

Ugly side of Miss Universe is exposed to public view

When Miss Universe 1996, Alicia Machado, was asked about her plans, hopes and dreams, she was smart enough to keep the true answer to herself: to tuck into her beloved two-tiered hamburgers, large orders of chips and strawberry milkshakes after months of pre-pageant fasting.

Revelations: 'We were sisters. We didn't wonder who was right and who w as wrong'

The Time: 1968 The Place: Elstree, London The Woman : Fay Weldon, novelist

Barnsley's bonny lasses jeer footballer's own goal

The bonny lasses of Barnsley are refusing to take criticism lying down. For when the town's adopted footballer, Georgi Hristov, complains that they are all ugly beeries, what do they do? They stage a beauty contest - and invite him to judge it.

Who killed this girl? The mysterious murder that still haunts America

Six-year-old JonBenet Ramsey was just one of the 2,000 or so children murdered in the United States last year, but her death shocked and fascinated America like no other. With no one yet indicted for the crime, Mary Dejevsky delves into the continuing mystery of who killed JonBenet.

Miss World finds a politically correct place in the sun

The Seychelles may offer the battered Miss World contest a permanent refuge from its increasingly raucous critics. The condition is that the pageant `reinvents' itself. Mary Braid asks if injecting a dose of feminist values is really the solution

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