ByHeather Snowden, writer at Creators.co
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Everybody has to star somewhere, right?

Before these 14 celebrities made the big time, they made their debuts as beauty queen hopefuls in pageant shows! Oh, how far they've come...

1. Halle Berry

Pageant: Miss USA, as Miss Ohio

When: 1986

2. Eva Longoria

Pageant: Won Miss Corpus Christi

When: 1998

3. Vanessa Williams

Pageant: Crowned Miss America

When: 1984

4. Michelle Pfeiffer

Pageant: Miss California Beauty Pageant

When: 1978

5. Sarah Palin

Pageant: Miss Alaska Pageant

When: 1984

6. Diane Sawyer

Pageant: Crowned Kentucky's Junior Miss

When: 1936

7. Oprah Winfrey

Pageant: Won the title of Miss Black Tennessee

When: 1972

8. Vanessa Minnillo

Pageant: Won Miss Teen USA

When: 1998

9. Sharon Stone

Pageant: Won Miss Pennsylvania

When: 1975

10. Katy Perry

A mini Katy Perry was apparently quite the regular on the child pageant scene.

11. Lucy Lawless

Pageant: Named Miss New Zealand

When: 1989

12. Justin Timberlake

Pageant: International Supreme King contest in Nashville

When: 1992

13. Selena Gomez

Unclear where this is from but CUTE.

14. Britney Spears

Similarly to Katy Perry, Britney won a ton of pageants as a kid - her trophies can all be found in a museum in Kentwood, Louisiana.

Who makes the most stylish pageant participant?

Source: Perez Hilton

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