Julie Hayek

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Julie Hayek
Beauty pageant titleholder
Julie Hayek Miss USA 1983.png
Julie Hayek after becoming Miss USA 1983
Born Julie Lynne Hayek
(1960-10-04) October 4, 1960 (age 53)
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[1]
Weight 56.5 kg (125 lb)
Hair color Blonde[2]
Eye color Green[2]
Title(s) Miss California USA 1983
Miss USA 1983
Miss California USA 1983
Miss USA 1983
Miss Universe 1983
(1st Runner-Up)

Julie Lynne Hayek[1] (born October 4, 1960) is an American beauty queen and actress who was Miss USA 1983.

Early life[edit]

Hayek is of Czech and German descent on her father's side and Norwegian, Scottish, Irish, and English on her mother's side.[3][4][5] Her father was an airline pilot and her mother, a high school guidance counselor.[6][7] She graduated from UCLA with a degree in biology.[8]

Miss USA[edit]

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. A year later she graduated from UCLA with a bachelor's degree in biology and a minor in psychology.[9]

Miss Universe[edit]

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[edit]

Hayek is now a trained actress and has starred in successful shows such as Dallas, Twin Peaks and As the World Turns. In addition, she served as co-host on the 1985 revival of Break the Bank.[10]


  1. ^ a b "Julie Hayek is Miss USA". Sarasota Herald-Tribune (Sarasota, Florida). Associated Press. May 13, 1983. Retrieved 2010-09-15. 
  2. ^ a b "Miss Universe named". The Courier (Prescott, Arizona). Associated Press. July 12, 1983. Retrieved 2010-09-15. 
  3. ^ Thompson, Krissa (May 18, 2010). "Miss USA's win, and symbolism, being deconstructed by bloggers". The Washington Post. Retrieved May 18, 2010. 
  4. ^ Warikoo, Niraj (May 20, 2010), "Confirmed: Miss USA Rima Fakih first Arab-American winner", Detroit Free Press, retrieved May 21, 2010 
  5. ^ "Miss USA", Behind the Crown, retrieved June 5, 2011 
  6. ^ "Miss California is the new 'Miss USA'". Southeast Missourian (Cape Girardeau, Missouri). Associated Press. May 11, 1983. Retrieved May 18, 2010. 
  7. ^ Gladstone, Mark (January 10, 1983). "New Rules Make Runner-Up in Beauty Contest a Winner". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved May 18, 2010. 
  8. ^ Hayek, Julie, "Home Page", JulieHayek.com, retrieved May 18, 2010 
  9. ^ http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2013/jun/06/photos-1983-miss-usa-julie-hayek-still-models-30-y/#axzz2WblWe3ze
  10. ^ Hayek, Julie, "Resume", JulieHayek.com, retrieved May 18, 2010 

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Guam Patty Chong Kerkos
Miss Universe 1st Runner Up
Succeeded by
South Africa Leticia Snyman
Preceded by
Arkansas Terri Utley
Miss USA
Succeeded by
New Mexico Mai Shanley
Preceded by
Suzanne Dewames
Miss California USA
Succeeded by
Theresa Ring