We can't stop laughing (or gaping) at this unbelievable montage of beauty pageant moms. Fourfour, one of our very favorite bloggers, is the mastermind behind the vid, and the clips come from last month's (very, very creepy) TLC specials "Painted Babies at 17" and "Toddlers & Tiaras." (Check your TV listings to see when they re-air.) The, shall we say, highly invested parents are hysterical... but only because they aren't our mothers.

Whatever you do, don't stop watching the video before 2:28. Trust us.




Terrifying as they may be, those pageant moms might (might) not be so far off track: Check out where these former beauty queens ended up. You might be surprised at the women who once donned sashes and tiaras!


Famous Former Beauty Queens

    NOW: Sarah Palin is the governor of Alaska and the polarizing Republican vice-presidential candidate.

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    THEN: In 1984, Palin was Miss Wasilla. She went on to compete in the Miss Alaska Pageant, where she was voted "Miss Congeniality."

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    NOW: Halle Berry is a high-grossing actress who is also the only African-American woman to have won the Academy Award for Best Actress.

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    THEN: In 1986, Berry was making guys say Halle-lujah in her bathing suit and heels as Miss Ohio USA.

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    NOW: 62-year-old Diane Sawyer is co-anchor of "Good Morning America" and one of the 100 most powerful women in the World, according to Forbes.

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    THEN: In 1963, Sawyer won the "America's Junior Miss" pageant as Miss Kentucky.

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    NOW: "Designing Women" star Delta Burke continues to act in film and television, as well as running her own plus-size clothing label.

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    THEN: In 1974, Burke won the Miss Florida title. Her dramatic recital about soon-to-be-executed Queen Anne Boleyn, performed in a Southern accent, failed to win her the Miss America title.

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    NOW: Eva Longoria is most famous for her role on "Desperate Housewives," and her marriage to NBA guard Tony Parker.

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    THEN: Longoria wasn't too desperate to win the title of Miss Corpus Christi USA in 1998.

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Tell us: Would you ever put your child in a pageant?