Gretchen Lynn Polhemus
May 12, 1965
|Residence||Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.|
|Other names||Gretchen Polhemus Jensen|
|Height||1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Title||Miss Texas USA 1989|
Miss USA 1989
|Beauty pageant titleholder|
|Miss USA 1989|
Miss Universe 1989
Miss Texas USA
Jensen competed as Miss Bedford USA in the 14th edition of the Miss Texas USA pageant in 1987 and received the Photogenic award, ultimately placing second runner-up to eventual winner, Courtney Gibbs.
Miss USA 1989
As the official representative of her state to the 1989 Miss USA pageant, held in Mobile, Alabama, Jensen captured the crown of Miss USA, becoming its 38th titleholder, and the last of five consecutive winners from Texas during the 1980s.
At the 1989 Miss Universe pageant, she placed fifth in semifinal interview, fourth in swimsuit and eighth in evening gown, advancing to the competition's Top 5 finalists, and ultimately finishing second runner-up to eventual winner, Angela Visser of the Netherlands.
Life after Miss USA
In 1993, Jensen appeared in a made-for-TV-movie (Bonanza: The Return on IMDb ) with Ben Johnson and Michael Landon Jr., and worked as a sports correspondent for ESPN and for a CBS affiliate as a news correspondent. She was also a judge at the 2003 Miss USA pageant, resides in Salt Lake City's metropolitan area and is now a divorced mother of five. Her daughter, Baylee is Miss Utah USA 2017. She was formerly a co-host of KTVX-TV's "Good Things Utah".
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- "Texan Wins Miss USA Crown". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Associated Press. March 1, 1989. Retrieved 16 November 2010.
- "Miss Holland crowned Miss Universe". The Washington Post. May 24, 1989. Retrieved 16 November 2010.
- "Gretchen Polhemus". The New York Times. Retrieved 16 November 2010.
- "Stations add their own shows". The Washington Post. September 11, 1994. Retrieved 16 November 2010.
- "Miss Massachusetts USA, Susie Castillo, Crowned Miss USA". PR Newswire. March 25, 2005. Retrieved 16 November 2010.
- "Layton's own Sonic Scrubber makes debut on national stage". Davis County Clipper. June 5, 2006. Retrieved 21 November 2010.
- "City of Hope, Night With the Stars Honor Their Causes". The Salt Lake Tribune. September 8, 2002. Retrieved 21 November 2010.
- "Linens 'n Things now carries SonicScrubber". AllBusiness.com. February 15, 2007. Retrieved 16 November 2010.
|Awards and achievements|
| Miss USA
| Miss Texas USA