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.
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