Katy Johnson was Miss Vermont America 1999 and Miss Vermont USA 2001. She was also crowned Miss United States Teen, Florida Cinderella Teen and Miss Oktoberfest. She has worked as a columnist for Pageantry Magazine and as a model for Wilhelmina. In 2003, she appeared as the coach on MTV's reality show Made where a young tomboyish girl is "made" into a beauty pageant contestant.
Leanza Cornett Miss America 1993 - She was the first Miss America with an AIDS platform but she refused to wear her crown in public saying, "How do you talk about practicing safe sex when you've got this thing on top of your head?
Halle Berry was the first African American homecoming queen at Bedford High School. She was also the first African American woman to win an Academy Award for best actress for her performance in "Monster's Ball.