Most Beautiful 2014

10 Celebrity Beauty Queens

Before they were stars, these famous faces – Halle Berry! Diane Sawyer! Jessica Simpson! – were crowned titleholders

VANESSA WILLIAMS

Title: Miss America 1983
At 20, Williams made history when she was crowned Miss America in September 1983. "I don't believe the fact that I am black has anything to do with my qualifications to be Miss America," she told PEOPLE – just months before giving up her title after nude photos from her pre-pageant days surfaced.