|Beauty pageant titleholder|
Julie Hayek after becoming Miss USA 1983
|Born||Julie Lynne Hayek
October 4, 1960
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight||56.5 kg (125 lb)|
|Title(s)||Miss California USA 1983
Miss USA 1983
|Miss USA 1983
Miss Universe 1983
Hayek is of Czech and German descent on her father's side and Norwegian, Scottish, Irish, and English on her mother's side. Her father was an airline pilot and her mother, a high school guidance counselor. She graduated from UCLA with a degree in biology.
After placing first runner-up at Miss California USA 1982, Hayek won the 1983 Miss California USA title. She represented California in the 1983 Miss USA pageant held in Knoxville, Tennessee in May 1983, and became her state's fourth Miss USA titleholder.
Hayek went on to represent the United States at the 1983 Miss Universe pageant, held at Kiel Auditorium in St. Louis, Missouri. She had the highest preliminary score and won both the swimsuit and evening gown competitions during the final competition. She became 1st runner-up to eventual winner Lorraine Downes of New Zealand.
Life after Miss Universe
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- "Miss California is the new 'Miss USA'". Southeast Missourian (Cape Girardeau, Missouri). Associated Press. May 11, 1983. Retrieved May 18, 2010.
- Gladstone, Mark (January 10, 1983). "New Rules Make Runner-Up in Beauty Contest a Winner". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved May 18, 2010.
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