Celebrity Pageant Contestants

Celebrity Pageant Contestants
Miss Universe 2011
SAO PAULO (CBS SF) - Newly crowned Miss Universe Leila Lopes already knows what she wants to shed a spotlight on during her reign. The 25-year-old hopes her victory will allow her to assist her native Angola further escape its history of war and impoverishment and said she plans to focus on combating HIV around the globe. Miss Angola Leila Lopes, left, is crowned Miss Universe 2011 by Miss Universe 2010 Ximena Navarrete, of Mexico, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Monday, Sept. 12, 2011.

In this photo gallery, we show the many pageant winners and contestants who graced the walkway and made an impact on and beyond pop culture.
Miss Angola, Leila Lopes - (Photo credit by AP Photo)
Celebrity Pageant Contestants
Aishwarya Rai
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 16: Aishwarya Rai arrives at the World Premiere of Raavan at the BFI Southbank on June 16, 2010 in London, England.
Miss World 1994 - (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
Celebrity Pageant Contestants
Bridgette Wilson-Sampras
Actress Bridgette Wilson as Bridget poses for a portrait in "The $treet," the new television series from Darren Star, creator of "Sex And The City," "Melrose Place" and "Beverly Hills, 90210." Wilson is engaged to tennis player, Pete Sampras.
Miss Teen USA 1990 - (Photo by Online USA)
Celebrity Pageant Contestants
Cloris Leachman
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JUNE 28: Celebrity Grand Marshal Cloris Leachman during the gay pride parade June 28, 2009 in San Francisco, California. The 39th annual parade drew hundreds of thousands of people to downtown San Francisco to celebrate gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender pride.
Competed in Miss America Pageant as Miss Chicago 1946 - (Photo by David Paul Morris/Getty Images)
Celebrity Pageant Contestants
Deborah Norville
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 08: Deborah Norville attends Woman's Day Red Dress Awards & Campbell's AdDress Your Heart at Jazz at Lincoln Center on February 8, 2011 in New York City.
Georgia's Junior Miss 1976 - (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Campbell's)
Celebrity Pageant Contestants
Delta Burke
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JULY 27: Actress Delta Burke arrives at AFI Associates & Sony Pictures Classics' premiere Of "Get Low" held at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater inside The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on July 27, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.
Miss Florida 1973 - (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
Celebrity Pageant Contestants
Diane Sawyer
CULVER CITY, CA - JUNE 10: Journalist Diane Sawyer arrives at the 38th AFI Life Achievement Award honoring Mike Nichols held at Sony Pictures Studios on June 10, 2010 in Culver City, California.
America's Junior Miss 1963 - (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
Celebrity Pageant Contestants
Halle Berry
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 16: Actress Halle Berry arrives at the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton hotel on January 16, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California.
Miss Ohio USA 1986 - (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Celebrity Pageant Contestants
Jeri Ryan
HOLLYWOOD - NOVEMBER 12: Actress Jeri Ryan arrives to the Warner Bros. premiere of "Happy Feet" held at Grauman's Chinese Theater on November 12, 2006 in Hollywood, California.
Miss Illinois 1989 - (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Celebrity Pageant Contestants
Julie Moran
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 22: Julie Moran arrives at the 2009 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 22, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.
America's Junior Miss 1980 - (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Celebrity Pageant Contestants
Kathie Lee Gifford
NEW YORK - JULY 16: TV personality Kathie Lee Gifford attends the American premiere of "Mamma Mia!" at the Ziegfeld Theatre on July 16, 2008 in New York City.
Maryland's Junior Miss - (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)
Celebrity Pageant Contestants
Kelly Hu
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 28: Kelly Hu poses for a picture at the 8th Annual BAFTA/LA TV party held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel on August 28, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.
Competed Miss Teen USA - (Photo by Toby Canham/Getty Images)
Celebrity Pageant Contestants
Leanza Cornett
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 21: Miss America 1993 Leanza Cornett tries on a hat in New York 21 September, 1992. Cornett was picking out her wardrobe where she announced that she would wear only U.S. fashions in support of U.S. textile and apparel workers. Cornett, an AIDS activist, plans to speak about AIDS in smalltown schools and churches.
Miss America 1992 - (Photo by HELAYNE SEIDMAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Celebrity Pageant Contestants
Marla Maples Trump
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 28: Actress Marla Maples attends the We.The. Children.Project benefit at the House of Blues on January 28, 2010 in West Hollywood, California.
Georgia's Miss Teen Pageant - (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
Celebrity Pageant Contestants
Mary Ann Mobley
HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 28: Actress Mary Ann Mobley arrives at TCM Classic Film Festival Opening Night Gala and World Premiere of "An American In Paris" at the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre on April 28, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
Miss America 1959 - (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
Celebrity Pageant Contestants
Mary Hart
PALM SPRINGS, CA - JANUARY 08: Host Mary Hart arrives at the 22nd Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala at the Palm Springs Convention Center on January 8, 2011 in Palm Springs, California.
Competed Miss South Dakota 1970 - (Photo by Alexandra Wyman/Getty Images For PSFF)
Celebrity Pageant Contestants
Michelle Yeoh
Malaysian actress Michelle Yeoh arrives for the screening of "Wall Street - Money Never Sleeps" presented out of competition at the 63rd Cannes Film Festival on May 14, 2010 in Cannes.
Miss Malaysia 1983 - (Photo by VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)
Celebrity Pageant Contestants
Oprah Winfrey
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 11: Oprah Winfrey arrives at The Royal Botanic Gardens for a garden party on December 11, 2010 in Sydney, Australia. Oprah Winfrey is in Australia with 302 audience members from the US, Canada and Jamaica and will tape episodes of the 25th and final season of 'The Oprah Winfrey Show' from the Sydney Opera house next week. The shows will air in the US and Australia in January 2011.
Miss Black Tennessee 1971 - (Photo by Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images)
Celebrity Pageant Contestants
Paula Zahn
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 08: Journalist Paula Zahn attends the Dior celebration during Fashion's Night Out at Dior Boutique on September 8, 2011 in New York City.
Miss Teenage America 1973 - (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Dior)
Celebrity Pageant Contestants
Phyllis George
NEW YORK - DECEMBER 01: Television Sportscaster Phyllis George arrives at the launch party for "She Made It: Women Creating Television and Radio" December 1, 2005 in New York City.
Miss America 1971 - (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)
Celebrity Pageant Contestants
Raquel Welch
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - APRIL 09: Actress Raquel Welch attends the John Wayne Cancer Institutes 26th Odyssey Ball & Show at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on April 9, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California.
Miss San Diego - (Photo by John M. Heller/Getty Images)
Celebrity Pageant Contestants
Sharon Stone
US actress Sharon Stone arrives for the premiere of the film "Five Days of August" in Tbilisi on June 5, 2011. US actors Andy Garcia and Sharon Stone brought Hollywood glamour to ex-Soviet Tbilisi today at the premiere of a film about the Georgia-Russia war that portrays the conflict as Kremlin aggression.
Miss Crawford County 1976 - (Photo credit should read VANO SHLAMOV/AFP/Getty Images)
Celebrity Pageant Contestants
Tiffani-Amber Thiessen
PASADENA, CA - AUGUST 05: Actress Tiffani-Amber Thiessen arrives at NBC Universal's all-star press tour party on August 5, 2009 in Pasadena, California.
Miss Junior America - (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Celebrity Pageant Contestants
Vanessa Williams
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 15: Actress Vanessa Williams attends the BAFTA Los Angeles Awards Season Tea in Association with The Four Seasons and Bombay Sapphire at the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles on January 15, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.
Miss America 1984 - (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images For BAFTA Los Angeles)
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