Well, since I see some people discussing the crowning of a new Miss Universe, now’s a great time to do a throwback post about Normani’s pageant days lol
For as long as I’ve followed her, N has always shown a fondness for the beauty pageant world which is no wonder given that Normani used to compete in beauty pageants herself. She was Miss Teen Clear Lake first. That is before becoming a contestant on the X-Factor and later a member of Fifth Harmony. If I’m not mistaken, she actually missed the 2012 finals for Miss Texas because the timing overlapped with the timing of her X-Factor audition!
Of course, life for her changed after her turn on the X-Factor, but I’m sure that the sparkle that carried her all the way to the finals of Miss Texas still shows up in the star that she is today. Normani’s pageant background is part of what makes her story unique and solidifies her role as a dazzling fourth of Fifth Harmony.
In fact, I always feel like I can see those characteristic beauty queen qualities in her personality- in her poise, in her confidence on stages…in the way that she interviews
Hell, how do you think she got to be so undeniably and unshakably “camera ready”? lol I’d bet anyone that it’s a skill she mastered, and I mean really mastered, as a beauty pageant girl. A true Queen