Sunday, September 13, 2009

miss usa 1984

1 NM - Mai Therese Shanley
2 WV - Kelly Lea Anderson
3 TN - Desiree Denise Daniels
4 MO - Sandra Lee Percival
5 DC - Steffanee Leaming

IL - LaVonne Ranae Misselle
NC - Cookie Noak
OK - Julia Murdock
OR - Debbie Epperson
TX - Laura Shaw

Mai Therese Shanley (born c. 1963), Miss New Mexico USA, Miss USA 1984 is a former beauty queen. Her mother is ethnically Han Chinese and is from Taiwan, while her father is Irish American.

Shanley's first pageant experience came when she represented New Mexico in the Miss America pageant in 1983. She did not place in that pageant.

Later, Shanley became the first Eurasian delegate to win Miss USA. She was 21 at the time she was crowned the 33rd Winner at the pageant held in Lakeland, Florida, on May 17, 1984. She also edged out two former Miss America state titleholders in the top five, Kelly Anderson (Miss West Virginia 1982) and Desiree Denise Daniels (Miss Tennessee 1982), who placed second and third, respectively.

Shanley went on to compete at the Miss Universe Pageant in Miami, FL, where she was a semi-finalist.


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