Chelsi Smith
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Updated On September 27, 2022

Chelsi Smith was an American media personality. Chelsi Smith was an actress, singer, television host, and beauty queen. Likewise, she was Miss USA 1995 and also Miss Universe 1995.

Early Childhood

Chelsi Mariam Pearl Smith was born on 23rd August 1973 and was 45 years old when she died on 8th September 2018. Being born in late August, her zodiac sign was Virgo. Likewise, Chelsi was born in Redwood City, California, United States of America, and holds American citizenship. Similarly, talking about her ethnicity and religion, she belongs to a mixed ethnic group and follows Christianity.

Talking about her family member and childhood, Chelsi was born to Craig Smith and Mary Denise Trimble. Her father Craig was of African-American descent and worked in maintenance. Likewise, her mother Mary was a white American who worked as a secretary.

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Caption: Childhood pictures of Chelsi. Source: Instagram

However, her childhood memory was not much good. Her parents separated when she was an infant before two. Similarly, her mom was an alcoholic and she was in the custody of her maternal grandparents, Barnie and Jeanette. Likewise, Chelsi was seven when she moved with her maternal grandparents to Kingwood, Texas.

Unfortunately, they also got divorced causing her to grow up in a divided home. Furthermore, talking about her educational background, Chelsi is a college graduate. She went to a local high school in Deer Park. Likewise, she majored in Education at San Jacinto College.


Unfortunately due to liver cancer, Chelsi died at the age of 45 on 8th September 2018.

Rise to Fame

While doing her under graduation studies, Chelsi competed in her first major beauty contest in the year 1994. Likewise, she first took part in the Miss Texas USA pageant in which she became one of the semifinals. Similarly, she became the semifinals of Miss South East Texas USA. Followed by this, she took part in Miss Galveston County USA winning the title and Miss Congeniality award. Moreover, as she was a multiracial American, Chelsi became the first titleholder of the African-American heritage in the pageant’s history.

Followed by participating in various competitions, Chelsi participated in the Miss USA pageant on 10th February 1995. Likewise, with the highest average preliminary score and entering the semifinals in the first place, she became the fourth consecutive woman from her state to be in the semifinals. Moreover, she became the seventh woman from her state to hold the Miss USA title and won the Miss Congeniality award. Likewise, after she became Miss USA in 1995, she went to compete in the Miss Universe pageant in Windhoek, Namibia. Moreover, she went on to win the title ahead of first runner-up Manpreet Brar of India, becoming the first Miss USA to win the title.

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Caption: Chelsi Smith during her coronation of Miss Universe. Source: Instagram

Besides pageantry, she was a model and were part of many brand endorsement, and took part income television programs, and documentary. Likewise, Chelsi also hosted many programs and became a judge in many beauty pageants.

Net worth

Talking about her net worth and earnings, Chelsi was a multi-talented person. She was an actress, television host, model, and beauty queen. Likewise, she had done immense progress in her career. Similarly, throughout her life, she made a net worth of around $2 million.

Relationship status

Regarding her relationship status, Chelsi was a divorcee. She was in a marital relationship with gym owner and fitness coach Kelly Blair. They both met at a restaurant through a mutual friend in the year 1992. Likewise, they started dating and tied the knot in May 1995. However, they parted ways in December 1996.

Body Measurement and Social Media

Likewise, this late diva was 5 feet 8 inches (68 inches) tall. However, there is no information about her other body measurement detail including weight and vital stats. Likewise, looking at her physical appearance, she had a dark skin type with black hair and a pair of brown eyes.

Reflecting on her social media presence, Chelsi was active on Twitter and Instagram. Likewise, she joined Twitter in August 2009 and her @chelsi_smith1 account on Twitter has 4.2k followers. Similarly, her Instagram account has 3.2k followers.

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