Sumter, South Carolina
Claim to Fame
Miss Universe 1980
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She won the “Miss South Carolina” pageant in 1979.
She also won the “Miss USA” pageant in 1980 and the “Miss World” (sometimes called “Miss Universe”) pageant in 1980 held in Seoul, South Korea where she became the 5th person from the U.S. to ever win that honor.
Shawn graduated from Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina in 1982.
Shawn also portrayed Jill Riley on Baywatch.
Nursing, Clemson University (1982)
Full Name at Birth
Shawn Nichols Weatherly
Shawn Nichols Weatherly (born July 24, 1959) is an American actress and beauty queen who won the titles of Miss USA and Miss Universe in 1980. She went on to star as Cadet Karen Adams in the film Police Academy 3: Back in Training (1986), and as Jill Riley in the first season of the TV series Baywatch (1989–90).
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