Every celebrity in Hollywood has to get their start somewhere, whether that's through acting in commercials, appearing in a reality TV, or being lucky enough to know someone in the business. But these famous people made their mark in the beauty pageant circuit. Find out who took home the crown and what they've been up to since their reign and while you're at it, you may want to learn even more about the lives of other famous faces — like Marilyn Monroe , Julie Andrews , and Audrey Hepburn — too! Since her pageant days, she has become one of the most famous journalists in the world. Her accomplishments have been recognized by millions, and she was even inducted into the Television Hall of Fame in
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The organization is ending the swimsuit portion of the beauty pageant and replacing it with an athletic wear competition, a spokesperson confirmed to CNN. The news was first reported by USA Today. It's a nod to a more modern approach in an era where there are gender empowerment videos and commercial campaigns including Always' LikeAGirl aimed at highlighting equality among the sexes. Beauty pageants have long been the target of ire and viewed as both archaic and demeaning to women.
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Forty-five smaller pageants lead up to the crowning of Miss Arkansas. The competition is managed by a non-profit organization and co-sponsored by the Miss Arkansas Scholarship Foundation, Inc. The first winner of the pageant was Vivian Ferguson. However, she was later disqualified for being married, and the competition was halted until , when the winner was Lorene Bailey. The next year, for the first time, the winner of the pageant was sent to compete in the Miss America pageant, thus marking the official beginning of the Miss Arkansas competition as recognized by most journalists and historians.
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