Beauty Pageant Holder, Actress, Model, Singer, Television Host
Kelly Blair (m. 1996; d.v.2001)
5 feet 8 inches (1.73 m)
Deer Park High School (1992), San Jacinto College – Elementary Education
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Chelsi Smith was an American actress, singer, television host who rose to fame after winning the beauty pageant of Miss USA 1995. She is the sixth American woman to earn Miss Universe and the first since Shawn Weatherly became Miss Universe 1980. Before her demise, Smith made her last appearance in the romantic drama movie, Playas Ball as Jill Hamlin.
Smith was married to Kelly Blair. However, her relationship with Kelly did not last long and ended with a divorce. So did she have any children from her marriage with her spouse?
Who Is Chelsi Mariam Pearl Smith? Bio & Wiki
Chelsi was born as Chelsi Mariam Pearl Smith on 23rd August 1973, in Redwood City, California, United States. Moreover, she was American by her nationality, and her ethnic background was African-American.
Chelsi’s father, Craig, was a maintenance man and her mother, Mary Denise Trimble, a secretary. Unfortunately, her parents divorced because her mother was an alcoholic at the time she was one and a half years old. Later, Smith was sent to live with her maternal grandparents, Barnie, and Jeanette.
Smith graduated from Deer Park High School in Deer Park, Texas in 1992. Later, she enrolled at the San Jacinto College in Houston, Texas. While there, Smith studied elementary education. Further, Smith had a keen interest in modeling from a very young age and participated in many beauty pageants competitions.
Chelsi Smith’s Career
Chelsi Smith started her career competing in a beauty contest, Miss Texas USA where she became a semifinalist in 1994. Later, she competed again as Miss Galveston County USA and won the title of the Miss Congeniality.
In 1995, Smith became the only Miss USA winner and Miss Texas USA. After becoming Miss USA, she competed in the Miss Universe pageant and placed sixth representative to capture the pageant crown in 15 years.
Smith made her debut appearance in the American family gam-show, Wheel of Fortune as a celebrity contestant in 1995. She starred with Lesly Brown and Gregory Itzin on the show. Similarly, Smith further featured in many films, including Playas Ball, One Flight Stand, etc. As a singer, she released her first song, The Sweetest Thing in 2002.
How Much Is Chelsi Smith’s Net Worth?
Chelsi Smith had a lucrative net worth of $2 Million at the time of her demise. Likewise, she earned a salary in the range of $1 Million to $1.5 Million yearly. Having an impressive wealth, she also made a fruitful income from her other works, which include advertisement, endorse-brand deals, etc. Likewise, her former husband Kelly’s net worth is $1 Million as of 2019.
As a model, Smith worked for various fashion brands like Hawaiian Tropic and did photoshoots for many popular magazines. She further signed endorsement deals with Jantzen, Pontiac, Venus Swimwear, and Pure Protein. From her endorsement deals and photoshoots, Smith probably received good paycheques.
Who Was Chelsi Smith’s Husband?
Chelsi Smith was married to, Kelly Blair who is now Texas gym owner and fitness coach. The couple met for the first time at a restaurant while visiting a mutual friend in 1992. Shortly they became friends and started dating in 1993. Later, the duo engaged in May 1995.
The couple tied the knot on 28th December 1996, in Mifflin, Pennsylvania. Unfortunately, they divorced on 11th September 2001, after nearly five years of their marriage and eight years together. Later, their divorce was finalized on the September 11 attacks’ day. She didn’t share any children with her spouse.
After the divorce, Smith was diagnosed with liver cancer in 2017. Growing increasingly weak throughout 2018, she went to her mother’s home in Pennsylvania. On 8th September 2018, Smith was found dead on the bed. Chelsi died at the age of 45.