From beauty queen to Hollywood

POSTED: 4:53 PM Sep 26 2012   UPDATED: 2:00 AM Mar 18 2015

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.

beauty queens - Kellie Pickler
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Country singer Kellie Pickler won the 2004 Miss Stanly County Pageant at age 17 and was the youngest competitor at the Miss North Carolina pageant that same year.

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