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16 Celebs You Didn't Know Were Once Beauty Pageant Queens

Miss America 2019 (which, yes, is happening in 2018) is right around the corner, and with it your annual excuse to watch Miss Congeniality judgment-free. Though the nature of the competition has changed a lot through the last 98 years (this will be the first year without a swimsuit contest component), the gist of it remains the same: tiaras, evening gowns, and a universal desire for world peace. No matter what you think of beauty pageantry, there’s no denying that these competitions give young women a platform. Many pageant queens go on to do great things (ahem, Oprah, Diane Sawyer … ). VIDEO: Miss America Is Ditching Its Swimsuit Competition Scroll down below to see 16 women who made the transition from pageant contestant to celebrity.

Here's What Your Favorite Celebrities Are Gifting This Mother's Day

With Mother’s Day quickly approaching, we often ponder how to rightfully treat the superwoman who continuously fills our lives with limitless love, kindness, and care. To assist, we tapped some of our favorite celebrities for gift ideas to serve as inspiration. Whether you want to give her an extra dose of pampering with a perfectly scented candle or prefer to go the route of a thoughtful and charitable donation, there's something for every type of mom on this list. VIDEO: For Bella and Yolanda Hadid, Mother-Daughter Bikinis are a Thing

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The Affordable Shoe Brand Everyone in Hollywood Seems to Be Wearing

It doesn't matter if it's a trendy pair of earrings or the latest "it" bag. When celebrities come across an item that they love, it's hard to get them to stop wearing it. Lately, several stars have been gravitating towards the wallet-friendly shoes made by Nine West. The brand's heels are also super comfortable, so can you really blame them? Emma Roberts recently stepped out in Beverly Hills wearing a pair of the brand's yellow sandals. The actress paired her mules with a cotton spring dress and denim jacket, but Nine West's shoes aren't just for casual days and running errands. Several celebrities have also proved that they're red carpet worthy, pairing them with gorgeous gowns. So you might as well grab a pair (or two) for all of those events you have coming up. VIDEO: 6 Investment Pieces Every Woman Should Own

Olivia Culpo, Hunter McGrady, and Ebonee Davis Are the Final Three Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2018 Rookies

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