Heather Keckler (born on November 9 in Davenport, Iowa) is an American beauty pageant contestant and dancer. In 1984 she moved to Arizona where she won the title of Miss Arizona Teen USA in 1992. Two weeks after, she competed as a member of the Dance Team for USA in the Summer Olympics of Barcelona, Spain. She graduated from Arizona State University in 1998 with a Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition and Dietetics. In 2000, she became Miss Arizona and competed in Miss USA during February of the same year. Keckler's voice is featured in two songs (The World Needs a Hero and 1000 Times Goodbye) of Megadeth's album The World Needs a Hero released in 2001.