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WAILEA, HI - JUNE 04: Lupita Nyong'o attends the Opening Night Reception for the 2014 Maui Film Festival at Wailea on June 4, 2014 in Wailea, Hawaii. (Photo by Andrew Goodman/Getty Images for The Maui Film Festival at Wailea)

11 Vixens Who Could Be Pageant Queens

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Pageant queens are known for  being beauty and brains. They have intelligence, class and poise that is admirable and celebrated once they are crowned. But there are some entertainers who have just as much dignity as the ones with the tiaras. Flip through to see 11 vixens we think are pageant-ready.

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Beyonce 

Beyonce is an incredible talent who symbolizes hard work, class and following your dreams. The "Flawless" would be more than fitting of being Miss America. 

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Ciara

No matter what comes her way, Ciara maintains her cool and remains graceful. The Atlanta dame is sweet with a flawless image. Couldn't you see her getting crowned?

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KeKe Palmer

Though she is only 2 years young, KeKe Palmer has the poise and class of a woman who has lived a little. The actress-turned-talk-show-host has the beauty and integrity of a pageant queen.

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Ariana Grande

She's cute as a button and has a likeable spirit along with a breathtaking voice. Doesn't she look like she's won a few pageants already?

 

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Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift is surely America's sweetheart and has captured the hearts of millions. 

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Jhene Aiko 

Miss Aiko's life hasn't been all peaches and cream and she's proud of it. She's had many losses and had bouts of depression that have led to suicidal thoughts. Through the bad times the LA native has survived and represents perseverance, which makes her deserving of a crown.

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Iggy Azalea 

This Australian beauty may be a bit fiesty on wax but comes to her image she's always classy and well-spoken. We could see Iggy getting the crown for sure.

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Lupita Nyong’o

Not only is she beautiful, but she is talented, educated, articulate and represents loving oneself and where you come from, all the things that are important when representing a country.

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SZA  

TDE's resident songstress has a style of her own and a free spirit that shows that she is comfortable in her own skin.

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Jill Scott  

The Philadelphia native has a grace and confidence that can inspire women of many ages. Ms. Scott carries herself with a sophistication that every pageant gal should have.

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Katy Perry

Her lovable character and relatable image would make her a great candidate for Miss America, don't you think?

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SZA called for peace and understanding at Billboard's Women In Music event Thursday (Dec. 6).

During her speech for the Rule Breaker award, singer-songwriter recalled today's climate, asking her peers and those watching at home for a little bit of peace.

"I'm sorry for the state of the world honestly, for everybody in this room and I pray that all of us just get through it a little bit easier and just try not to lash out at each other," she said.

The recurring theme of unity among women was also heard on the carpet from artists like Tierra Whack. In addition to her message of love, the "Broken Clocks" singer also thanked her TDE family for rocking with her creative process.

"I'm just so thankful for everybody having patience with me, " she said. Shouting out the key members of her family in attendance, the TDE affiliate gave praise to her mother, father, and grandma. In this brief speech centered around the artist's growth Solána Imani Rowe, known more commonly as her stage name, Rowe everyone for their trust in her.

"I'm grateful for everybody taking the time to have the patience to watch someone grow, it is painful and sometimes exciting but mostly boring. And I am thankful for Top (Top Dawg Entertainment's Anthony Tiffith) for not dropping me from that label. For Peter, who I change my ideas every day and he be like okay I like this," she continued.

Thanking the likes of musical powerhouses like Alicia Keys and Whack, "The Weekend" singer offered her appreciation and condolences to Ariana Grande.

Watch SZA accept the Rule Breaker award above.

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Beyoncé, Rihanna, And J. Lo Make Forbes’ Highest-Paid Women In Music List

As November comes to a close, many publications will be crafting their year-end lists for all things pop culture. Forbes released a ranking of the world's highest-paid women in music on Monday (Nov. 19), with Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez, and Rihanna holding it down for women of color.

Beyoncé comes in at No. 3 on the list with an earning of $60 million as she made most of her money through her historical Coachella performance, the joint album with husband JAY-Z, Everything is Love, and the Carters' On The Run II Tour in support of its release.

Jennifer Lopez made No. 6 for earnings tallying of over $47 million thanks to her lucrative Las Vegas residency, endorsements, and shows including World of Dance where she serves as a judge.

Rihanna follows behind the "Love Don't Cost A Thing" diva at No. 7 with earnings of over $37.5 million. Although she hasn't toured since 2016—thanks to her cosmetics and lingerie lines, Fenty Beauty and Savage Lingerie—the Bajan pop star has been keeping herself busy.

Forbes' annual list (which factors in pretax earnings from June 1, 2017, through June 1, 2018) has placed Katy Perry at the top with over $83 million in profits due to her gig as an American Idol judge and her 80-date Witness: The Tour that brought in an estimated $1 million per night.

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Katy Perry ($83 million) Taylor Swift ($80 million) Beyoncé ($60 million) P!nk ($52 million) Lady Gaga ($50 million) Jennifer Lopez ($47 million) Rihanna ($37.5 million) Helene Fischer ($32 million) Celine Dion ($31 million) Britney Spears ($30 million)

 

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Kelly Rowland Hops In Her Bag With New Single "Kelly"

Kelly Rowland has it all and isn't afraid to brag about it on her new single, "Kelly."

Released Thursday (Nov. 22), the singer goes the clubby, confident route while rightfully dropping her attributes like her relationship with God, smoldering looks (a.k.a the drip) among other things. With "Kelly" being the first single since her 2013's Talk a Good Game, the singer comes out swinging, reminding everyone of her power in the game.

The mother of one has promised that her new tunes will be edgier and most honest than her past work that included vulnerable tracks like "Dirty Laundry" and massive hits like "Motivation" and "Commander." Speaking with Vogue over the summer, Ms. Kelly disclosed a few details behind the album.

“It’s about love, loss, and gain and whether it’s professional or with family or whatever, it’s just honest," she said. "I had no choice but to be honest and authentic with this record: it’s about friendship and marriage.”

She also explained a drop in confidence caused her hiatus. “I was thinking about pulling back from recording, but I couldn’t help myself: I still wanted to record. I still felt like I was missing something. The third year just came and left so fast. The fourth year I said: ‘I have to get to work’ and now I’m ready to release some music! I felt like I wasted so much time, and it was my husband who actually called me out on it. He said: ‘Babe, as great as those records were, I think you were nervous, you got gun-shy’, and when he said that it was like boom, a gong went off.”

Glad to have you back, Ms. Kelly. Listen to the eponymous record up top.

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