From beauty queen to Hollywood

Published On: Sep 26 2012 01:53:42 PM PDT   Updated On: Apr 24 2016 11:00:00 PM PDT

Every aspiring celebrity has to start somewhere, and for certain stars that somewhere was the world of fake eyelashes, makeup and spray tans known as beauty pageants. Take a look at which stars were beauty queens first.

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America's Junior Miss

"ABC World News" anchor Diane Sawyer (center) won the "America's Junior Miss" scholarship pageant as a representative from Kentucky in 1963. She told People magazine in 1986 that she used the $11,000 she won to pay for her first year at Wellesley College.


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