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When it comes to beauty pageants and beauty queens, the contestants are always beautiful. Some of Hollywood’s most famous actresses over the years have been beauty queens. Today, Lionesse would like to focus on our top 5 pick of the greatest beauty queens of all time. If you love pageants, competition, and beauty, this article will be right up your alley!

Aishwarya Rai at the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival, France.
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Aishwarya Rai
This gorgeous beauty queen tops the list for her impeccable style, beauty, and flawless skin. She had won two of the world’s most prestigious titles, Miss India, and Miss World back in 1994. Since then, she has rose to fame, acting in a multitude of movies which were broadcasted in her native language, and also in English, among other languages. Not only does she maintain her style, beauty, and passion for life, she is a mother and wife as well. She has been a Bollywood name for quite some time, and we hope she won’t be going anywhere anytime soon. Truly, Aishwarya is considered to be one of the most beautiful women in the world, and has been dubbed, “India’s Darling”. Quite a fitting title, if we do say so ourselves.

Ali Landry at the 3rd Annual Red Carpet Safety in Los Angeles.
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Ali Landry
Ali Landry is an American model, actress, and former Miss USA contestant and winner. She has had a long running career in the beauty world, and is a brunette bombshell from the state of Louisiana, and is a married mother of three. This gorgeous girl has been in many beauty pageants and was also crowned Miss Louisiana and Miss Teen Louisiana in her younger years. Most famous as being the ‘Dorito Girl’ and starring in many Doritos Brand commercials, Ali Landry has gone on to have quite an acting and modeling career and maintains her gorgeous figure by staying active, eating healthy, and running around playing Supermom on a daily basis. Her flawless skin can be attributed to the clean diet she eats, and her dedication to fitness.

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Britney Spears
Not only is the world famous Britney Spears a fabulous singer that makes us all want to get out of our seats and dance, but she is also a beauty queen that hails from the State of Louisiana. She has been involved in the beauty pageant world since the tender age of 3, and had been thrilling audiences with her vocal capabilities in the talent sector for as long as she’s been involved with pageantry. She is ambitious, beautiful, and smart, aside from gorgeous – and that’s why we believe Britney deserves a spot on our top 5 list.

Tiffani Amber Thiessen at the 28th Annual American Music Awards in Los Angeles.
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Tiffani Amber Thiessen
Perhaps known best for her roles on Saved By the Bell as Kelly Kapowski, and Valerie Malone on Beverly Hills, Tiffani Amber Thiessen was crowned Miss Junior America in 1987. This former beauty queen has rose to fame on television sitcoms, long running ones at that, which then catapulted her into leading movie roles and modeling gigs. Tiffani is a determined woman who hasn’t aged a day, and looks absolutely gorgeous at the age of 41.

Keli Kryfko
This South Texas beauty queen has quite an incredible story, and one we think is worth sharing – therefore, Keli tops our list at number two for her bravery, life changes, and beauty. Keli used to be an extremely overweight woman, and while in school, she was taunted by classmates about her weight day in and day out. Spending most of her life as an obese child and adult, she decided to do something about it. She worked exceptionally hard every day to lose the weight, and dropped from 230 lbs to 129 lbs. At this point, she had a serious point to prove. After entering into the Miss South Texas beauty pageant, she won the title, and went on to become a sincere health advocate to help others struggling. Keli is truly a beautiful woman – inside, and out.