12 Beauty Queens Who Stole Millions of Hearts and What They Look Like Today

We’ve witnessed many aspiring women rise to become beauty queens. The Miss Universe pageant alone has crowned over 60 winners and had thousands of contestants over the years. These participants have pursued careers as models or actresses, and many of them are still in the spotlight after all these years.

Bright Side was curious and wondered what some of these former beauty queens look like now, years after their pageant days.

1. Gal Gadot
12 Beauty Queens Who Stole Millions of Hearts and What They Look Like Today
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2. Zuleyka Rivera
12 Beauty Queens Who Stole Millions of Hearts and What They Look Like Today
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3. Priyanka Chopra
12 Beauty Queens Who Stole Millions of Hearts and What They Look Like Today
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4. Aiswarya Rai
12 Beauty Queens Who Stole Millions of Hearts and What They Look Like Today
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5. Olivia Culpo
12 Beauty Queens Who Stole Millions of Hearts and What They Look Like Today
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6. Alicia Machado
12 Beauty Queens Who Stole Millions of Hearts and What They Look Like Today
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7. Sushmita Sen
12 Beauty Queens Who Stole Millions of Hearts and What They Look Like Today
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8. Pia Wurtzbach
12 Beauty Queens Who Stole Millions of Hearts and What They Look Like Today
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9. Angela Ponce
12 Beauty Queens Who Stole Millions of Hearts and What They Look Like Today
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10. Lynda Carter
12 Beauty Queens Who Stole Millions of Hearts and What They Look Like Today
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11. Lara Dutta
12 Beauty Queens Who Stole Millions of Hearts and What They Look Like Today
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12. Ksenia Sukhinova
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