Credit: YouTube Photo: Justin Timberlake as a Pageant Kid

Before he was an international superstar of music and film — and Mr. Jessica Biel — and even before he was a member of ‘N SYNC, Justin Timberlake was a toddler with a tiara.

OK, that might be a bit of an overstatement, but check out this photo from JT’s pageant days.

Thanks to VH1’s special entitled 100 Greatest Kid Stars we now these vintage shots of Justin with mile-high hair, working the parquet floor and pulling all sorts of dance moves.

Justin also joined The Mickey Mouse Club in the early 1990s along with Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, and Ryan Gosling. But then manager Lou Pearlman put ‘N SYNC together and the rest is history.

What do you think, readers? Was Justin’s star potential on full display at this time in his life?