11 Celebrities You Might Not Have Known Were Beauty Queens

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Earlier this week, the newest Miss USA winner, Nia Sanchez, forgot the capital of Nevada. That might be forgiven if not for the fact that she happens to be Miss Nevada. So she should kinda sorta probably know that. But hey, she shouldn’t be too worried. In twenty years, she might be known for something besides her lack of geography knowledge.

Just look at all the famous ladies who got their start as beauty queens in pageants even smaller than Miss USA. You might be surprised how many celebrities you didn’t know were pageant contestants. Or maybe you won’t be surprised, since beauty pageants tend to have beautiful people in them, and celebrities tend to be pretty beautiful. Either way, here are a few big-name ladies who started out wearing sashes:

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