8 Stars Who Were Homecoming Queens

And then their lives got even better

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Jan 26, 2014 12:33 PM CST

(Newser) – Some celebrities were awkward growing up ... others, well, they got voted homecoming queen. Perez Hilton rounds up 17 of the latter. A sampling:

  • Rosie O'Donnell: Was homecoming queen and prom queen at her New York high school.
  • Halle Berry: Was the first black homecoming queen at her Cleveland high school.
  • Jessica Simpson: Was homecoming princess twice, but dropped out of school before she could be voted queen.
  • Meg Ryan: Was homecoming queen in 1979 at her Connecticut high school.

  • Meryl Streep: Went from an "awkward" stage to her high school's homecoming queen in 1967.
  • Sissy Spacek: Was homecoming queen at her Texas high school in 1967.
  • Paula Abdul: Was homecoming queen in 1980 at her California high school.
  • Sela Ward: She was named homecoming queen not at her high school, but at the University of Alabama in 1977.
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Actress Meryl Streep presents an award during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday Feb. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles.
Actress Meryl Streep presents an award during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday Feb. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles.   (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
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