Sunday, September 13, 2009

miss usa 1992

1 CA - Shannon LaRhea Marketic
2 AL - Candace Brown
3 SC - Audra Yolanda Wallace

GA - Jennifer Nell Prodgers
KS - Kimberlee Girrens
KY - Angela Carole Hines

Shannon LaRhea Marketic (born January 14, 1971), is a beauty queen from Phoenix, Arizona who became Miss USA 1992. In 1997 she filed a lawsuit against a prince of the ruling family of Brunei, alleging that he had compelled her into performing sexual acts for guests at a party he organized.

Marketic was crowned Miss Arizona Teen USA 1989 but held the title for only a week and a half after it was discovered an error had been made and she had actually placed first runner-up.

A few years later, she became Miss California USA 1992, and went on to represent California in the 1992 Miss USA pageant, which was broadcast live from Wichita, Kansas in February 1992. Marketic entererd the top 6 with the third highest semi-finals average score. After answering the judges' questions, she went into the final 3 in second place and eventually winning the 1992 crown. She also won the Miss Photogenic award.

Marketic went on to compete in the 1992 Miss Universe pageant held in Bangkok, Thailand on May 8 and was one of 10 semifinalists who competed for the title. She eventually placed 8th overall.


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