Tomorrow sees the final of Miss World 2014 being held in London: the birthplace of the world's most famous beauty pageant.

Created in 1951 by Eric Morley as a way of promoting bingo halls, Miss World has evolved in a global industry and media event.

Over the decades, it has earned the scorn of feminists for objectifying women judged for their looks. But Miss World's supporters defend the beauty competition, for having raised more than £250m for children's charities since it first began.