Halle Berry and “Real Housewives” Bethenny Frankel were in a teen pageant together in the ’80s, and the tbt pic is amazing

We love us a good #tbt photo. And we especially love them when they involve famous people (we’re not ashamed).

And yesterday’s winning pic was undoubtedly the amazing ‘80s-era pageant shot of former Real Housewives star Bethenny Frankel and Halle Berry.

Yep — turns out they competed in a Miss Teen competition together back in the day!

What, pray you ask, were they doing in such a pageant?


It turns out that Halle Berry was quite the pageant star in her day, and in fact that’s really where she got her start (albeit, kind of unintentionally).

Berry told W Magazine last month, "Actually, my boyfriend at the time wanted a beauty pageant girlfriend. So he entered me and I got this letter in the mail saying, 'You are a finalist in the Miss Tean Ohio,' and I thought 'Uh, what is this?' And then he told me, "Oh, by the way, I sent your prom picture in and now you have to go."


However, Berry says that being part of the pageant and modeling world made her transition into acting way harder.

"I came from the world of beauty pageants and modeling and right away when people heard that I got discounted as an actor. So, I had the job of trying to eliminate that part of my persona . . . "


While she may have been successful in landing Oscar-winning roles that didn’t necessarily take her beauty into consideration, Berry’s beauty continues to shine right through. Need more proof? Just check out some of her flawless Instas!

Thank you Bethenny for bringing this to our attention! We didn’t know how much we needed this.

H/T Us Weekly