Shauna Gambill (born September 22, 1976) is a beauty queen from Acton, California who has held the Miss Teen USA title and competed in the Miss USA and Miss World pageants.

Shauna Gambill
Born
Shauna G. Gambill

(1976-09-22) September 22, 1976 (age 43)[1]
TitleMiss California Teen USA 1994
Miss Teen USA 1994
Miss California USA 1998
Miss World USA 1998
Beauty pageant titleholder
Hair colorBlonde
Eye colorBlue
Major
competition(s)
Miss Teen USA 1994 (winner)
Miss USA 1998 (1st runner-up)
Miss World 1998 (Top 10)

Gambill first won the Miss California Teen USA title in late 1993.[2] In August 1994 she competed in the Miss Teen USA in the national pageant televised live from Biloxi, Mississippi. Her performance in the preliminary competition placed her fourth among the top twelve semi-finalists, but her scores were consistently high throughout the three final rounds of competition, ranking highest in swimsuit (16 August). Having impressed the finals judges, Gambill, aged 17, was crowned Miss Teen USA at the end of the pageant broadcast.[3]

In 1997, two years after passing on the Miss Teen USA crown, she won the Miss California USA 1998 title.[4] Gambill then competed at Miss USA 1998, where she placed first runner-up to Shawnae Jebbia of Massachusetts.[5]

Gambill was selected to represent the United States as Miss World USA 1998 (now known as US Miss World) and represented the United States at the Miss World 1998 pageant, where she was a semi-finalist. She is also the first Miss Teen USA to compete at Miss World.[citation needed]

Gambill attended Highland High School in Palmdale, California and was valedictorian of her class.[2] She married Mitch Gerth in Santa Barbara, California on October 23, 2000, In 2004, she was a judge at the Miss Teen USA pageant won by Shelley Hennig of Louisiana.[citation needed]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "California Birth Index, 1905–1995". Ancestry.com. Retrieved 25 October 2010.
  2. ^ a b "Highland Valedictorian wins Miss Teen USA". Daily News of Los Angeles. 4 April 1994.
  3. ^ Lacy, Mike (16 August 1994). "Miss Teen USA – Shauna Gambill Wins New Miss Teen has the wheels to prove it". The Sun Herald. Retrieved 22 February 2007.
  4. ^ Hoagland, Doug (1 September 1998). "Miss California pageants a Gambill that paid off for this young woman". The Fresno Bee. p. E1. Retrieved 22 February 2007.
  5. ^ "Miss Massachusetts Wins". The Buffalo News. 18 March 1998. Retrieved 22 February 2007.

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