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25 celebrities that you didn't realize competed in beauty pageants

INSIDER Logo By Arielle Tschinkel of INSIDER | Slide 1 of 26: Nowadays, you know them as 25 of the most famous women in the world, but before they found fame, they tried their hand at the world ofbeauty pageants, getting on stage in their most glamorous ensembles to compete against fellowbeauty queens.Whether competing in their small hometowns far from the hills of Hollywood or competing on a global stage, these women once tried on the bedazzled evening gowns, mile-high teased hair, and yes, even a crown, to try at the chance to win it all.Here are 25 celebrities that used to be beauty queens.

Nowadays, you know them as 25 of the most famous women in the world, but before they found fame, they tried their hand at the world of beauty pageants, getting on stage in their most glamorous ensembles to compete against fellow beauty queens.

Whether competing in their small hometowns far from the hills of Hollywood or competing on a global stage, these women once tried on the bedazzled evening gowns, mile-high teased hair, and yes, even a crown, to try at the chance to win it all.

Here are 25 celebrities that used to be beauty queens.

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