Sunday, September 13, 2009

miss usa 1995

1 TX - Chelsi Mariam-Pearl Smith
2 NY - Shanna Lynn Moakler
3 IL - Nichole Lynn Holmes

FL - Shannon Noelle Depuy
LA - Elizabeth Coxe
MN - Angelique de Maison

Chelsi Mariam Pearl Smith (born August 23, 1973) is an American beauty queen from Redwood City, CA who has held both the Miss USA and Miss Universe titles.

Chelsi Smith was born on August 23, 1973 in in Deer Park, TX to an African American father and a Caucasian mother. Her parents later moved to Redwood City, CA after her birth.

After becoming Miss USA, Smith travelled to Windhoek, Namibia to compete in the Miss Universe 1995 pageant, held at the Windhoek Country Club on May 12, 1995. She was again the highest placed contestant after the preliminary competitions, which propelled her into the top ten. During the final competition, she had the highest swimsuit score, placed third in interview and seventh in evening gown, but still remained the highest placed contestant overall. In the top six, she placed second in interview. After making the top three, Smith went on to win the Miss Universe title, the first Miss USA to win the title since Shawn Weatherly in 1980.

Shanna Lynn Moakler (born March 28, 1975) is an American model, actress, reality television star and a former beauty queen. She was the winner of the Miss New York USA pageant in 1995 and was eventually crowned as Miss USA 1995, following the resignation of Chelsi Smith. Moakler began modeling at age 15 and was later chosen as a Playmate of the Month for Playboy magazine in December 2001.

Moakler served as co-director for the Miss California USA pageant until May 13, 2009.


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