Ruth Zakarian

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Ruth Zakarian
Beauty pageant titleholder
Born Ruth Zakarian
(1966-02-06) February 6, 1966 (age 48)
Amsterdam, New York, United States
Other names Devon Pierce
Hair color Black
Eye color Brown
Title(s) Miss New York Teen USA 1983
Miss Teen USA 1983
Major
competition(s)
Miss New York Teen USA 1983
(Winner)
Miss Teen USA 1983
(Winner)
Miss USA 1984

Ruth Zakarian (born February 6, 1966) was the winner of the first ever Miss Teen USA pageant, held in 1983 in Lakeland, Florida. She went on to compete in Miss USA 1984 as Miss Teen USA 1983.

Miss Teen USA[edit]

An Armenian American, Zakarian was born in Amsterdam, New York, and represented the state of New York. Before her pageant victory, the raven-haired teenager was a babysitter for Jessica Collins, Miss New York Teen USA 1988 and first runner-up to Miss Teen USA 1988. During her interview, Collins called attention to this fact with Zakarian in attendance. [1]

After Miss Teen USA[edit]

She later gained fame as an actress under the stage name of Devon Pierce. Her most notable role was as "Diane Westin" on the soap opera The Young and the Restless. She also was on Santa Barbara as Isabella Castillo. Ruth now lives with her daughter, Fiaba in Costa Rica.[citation needed]

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