Everyone gets their start somewhere, and superstars are no exception. While a lot of actors, singers, and models start out in commercials or reality TV, a lot of famous people in the industry actually launched their careers after competing in beauty pageants. While you might have known that some beauty contest winners pivoted to other careers in the entertainment industry, we’re sure that some of these will still surprise you. Take a look at some of the most famous faces who got their start in the pageant circuit.
Diane Sawyer Then
Diane Sawyer is best known as the former news anchor for ABC World News. However, you might not be aware of the fact that she was the 1963 Junior Miss scholarship pageant representative for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. She came in first place, winning the scholarship.
Diane Sawyer Now
Diane Sawyer has since became one of the most famous journalists in the industry. She is known by millions of viewers and in 1997, she was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame for all of her accomplishments and contributions to the industry.