From beauty queen to Hollywood

POSTED: 4:53 PM Sep 26 2012   UPDATED: 2:00 AM Apr 25 2016

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 - Lynda Carter
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Miss World

Before TV viewers knew her as "Wonder Woman" in the late 1970s, Lynda Carter won the Miss World USA pageant in 1972 representing Arizona. Representing the U.S. at the 1972 Miss World pageant, she reached the semifinals.


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