Alternative Miss World
The next Alternative Miss World is happening this year on 28th October 2022 with the theme of GOLD to celebrate the 50th anniversary.
In the early 1970s, the artist Andrew Logan had an idea for a party. It would not be about beauty, it would be about transformation. The Alternative Miss World would allow anyone to enter: men and women on equal footing: racial parity in a pre-cosmopolitan London; sexuality set free in a million guises. And everyone would be judged on the same criteria as the dogs at Crufts: poise, personality and originality.
Since the first event in Andrew’s flat in Hackney, in 1972, the Alternative Miss World has set the stage for some of the world’s most creative spirits to gather — with past guests, hosts and competitors including everyone from Derek Jarman, David Hockney and Zandra Rhodes to Grayson Perry, Divine, Leigh Bowery and the stars of the Rocky Horror Picture Show.
The last Alternative Miss World was hosted in 2018 with the theme of Psychedelic Peace. The winner that year was Miss UFO aka Russian artist Andrey Bartenev who can be seen in the picture above.