Miss Global Beauty Queen is a cities pageant that was debuted in 2005.
The First Pageant was in 2005. The winner in 2005 was Miss Brisbane, Australia. The Previous winner was Miss Bangkok, Thailand in 2009.
These pageants, organized by Alex Liu, used to be held within three weeks of each other, with some of the contestants representing cities, not countries competing in both.
International Model of the Year (IMOTY) is a model contest, while Global Beauty Queen (GBQ) is a beauty contest.
After the 2007 event it was decided to hold IMOTY as a separate pageant, finally held in 2009. Also in 2009 GBQ was held jointly with a new pageant, Miss International Beauty, due to circumstances in China beyond the control of the organizers.