| 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)|
| Gretchen Lynn Polhemus|
March 12, 1965 (age 50) (1965-03-12)
Gretchen Polhemus Jensen
Miss USA 1989
Miss Universe 1989
Salt Lake City, UT Metropolitan Statistical Area
Miss Texas USA, Miss USA 1989
Gretchen Polhemus Wikipedia
Gretchen Lynn Polhemus-Jensen (born May 12, 1965) is an American actress and beauty pageant titleholder who won Miss USA 1989 and second runner-up to Miss Universe 1989.
Prior to competing in Miss Texas USA, Jensen was working as a cattle broker and real estate agent in her home state. her daughter is Baylee Jensen, Miss Utah USA 2017.
Jensen competed as Miss Bedford USA in the 14th edition of the Miss Texas USA pageant in 1987 and received the Photogenic award, ultimately placing second runner-up to eventual winner, Courtney Gibbs.
The following year, she competed again as Miss Fort Worth USA and won the title, earning the right to represent Texas in Miss USA 1989.
As the official representative of her state to the 1989 Miss USA pageant, held in Mobile, Alabama, Jensen captured the crown of Miss USA, becoming its 38th titleholder, and the last of five consecutive winners from Texas during the 1980s.
At the 1989 Miss Universe pageant, she placed fifth in semifinal interview, fourth in swimsuit and eighth in evening gown, advancing to the competition's Top 5 finalists, and ultimately finishing second runner-up to eventual winner, Angela Visser of the Netherlands.
In 1993, Jensen appeared in a made-for-TV-movie (Bonanza: The Return on IMDb) with Ben Johnson and Michael Landon Jr., and worked as a sports correspondent for ESPN and for a CBS affiliate as a news correspondent. She was also a judge at the 2003 Miss USA pageant, resides in Salt Lake City's metropolitan area and is now a divorced mother of five. Her daughter, Baylee is Miss Utah USA 2017.
She currently is a co-host of KTVX-TV's "Good Things Utah".