The Miss America Pageant is a long-standing tradition that has been taking place for the past several decades. This year, it will be reaching its 100th anniversary! Over time many famous faces have starred in this competition. Hollywood is full of people who started their careers on the pageants circuit.

Some well-known faces include Oscar winner Halle Berry, who competed in several beauty contests when she was just a teenager and still living at home with her parents. Michelle Pfeiffer was not only an actress but also a former beauty queen. She took part in pageants back when she first started her career and it seems that this interest led to more success for the talented woman, who has won countless awards over time!

Celebrities Who Are Former Beauty Queens

Let us discover the other celebrities who once became beauty queens before taking success on the big screen.

Lynda Carter

Lynda Carter, the original Wonder Woman is known for her role in both movies and TV shows. She became Miss World USA in 1972 before going on to play this iconic superhero character!

Michelle Yeoh

One of the living legends of the big screen, Michelle Yeoh was also a beauty queen. When she was 20 years old, she got the crown in 1983 as Miss Malaysia.

Oprah Winfrey

She was only 17 when she was announced as a beauty pageant winner. Before being successful in her media career, Winfrey first became Miss Black Tennessee in 1970.

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