Chip Harris (m. 1994)
Shawn Nichols Weatherly
July 24, 1959 (age 61) San Antonio, Texas (
Miss South Carolina USA 1980Miss USA 1980Miss Universe 1980
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Informational Programming
Movies and TV shows
Baywatch, Amityville: It's About Time, Police Academy 3: Back in, Thieves of Fortune, Love in the Time of Monsters
Chat Silayan, Jineane Ford, Gregory J Bonann, Maye Brandt, Michael Berk
Jesse Harris, Jack Harris
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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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- Early life
- Beauty pageants
- Film and television
- Personal life
Shawn weatherly usa miss universe 1980 swimsuit competition
The youngest of three children, Weatherly was born in San Antonio, Texas, to her mother Joanne (herself a former Christian Dior model), and her father who was a member of the US Air Force stationed in San Antonio. When she was 9, her family moved to Sumter, South Carolina, where she spent the remainder of her childhood years. She is a class of 1977 graduate of Sumter High School. Weatherly attended Clemson University as a nursing major. During this time she was also a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority.
The Miss USA 1980 pageant was televised live from Biloxi, Mississippi. Weatherly won the preliminary competition by a clear margin, and went on to win all three rounds of the final competition (interview, evening gown, and swimsuit). She was the only woman to score above 9.0 in the preliminary rounds and in the swimsuit and evening gown competitions. Weatherly was the second contestant from South Carolina to win the title.
In July 1980, Weatherly competed in the Miss Universe pageant held in Seoul, South Korea, where again she won all rounds of competition. Her closest rivals were Miss Scotland Linda Gallagher, who was first runner-up, and Denyse Nottle of New Zealand (who placed second in the interview and swimsuit competitions), who was second runner-up.
Weatherly was the fifth Miss Universe from the United States. Miriam Stevenson, the only other Miss USA from South Carolina, had won the Miss Universe title in 1954, making South Carolina one of the most successful states in the national pageant circuit. After Weatherly, no Miss USA would become Miss Universe until Chelsi Smith in 1995.
Film and television
She is best known for her work as Jill Riley on the television show Baywatch and for the early reality show Oceanquest, which had Weatherly swimming with sharks. (Her father died while Oceanquest was in production.) She played a small part on a Dukes of Hazzard episode, "Coy vs. Vance," and in various other shows. She also had a main role in the 1986 comedy film Police Academy 3: Back in Training. In 2014, she was in the horror comedy film, Love in the Time of Monsters.