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|Beauty pageant titleholder|
Mobile, Alabama, U.S.
|Title(s)||Miss Alabama USA 1998|
|Miss USA 1998|
Paige Brooks is an American actress, spokesperson, international model, dancer, and vocalist from Mobile, Alabama. She won the Miss Alabama USA 1998 title and represented Alabama in the Miss USA 1998 pageant. She played Princess Lauranna in Men in Black II.
Brooks has lived around the world in Los Angeles, New York City, Miami, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Milan, Italy, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Athens, Greece and France. She is represented by agencies worldwide including: Wilhelmina (New York), Riccardo Gay (Milano), Michele Pommier/Wilhelmina (Miami), T.H.E. (Washington, D.C.), and San Diego Model Management (San Diego).
Brooks is a Wilhelmina Model Search Winner. She is an international print and runway model and has appeared in numerous magazines including Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Modern Bride, Seventeen and many more. She has walked the runways of famous designers such as Oscar de la Renta, St. John, Nicole Miller, Betsey Johnson, Halston, Badgley Mischka, Carolina Herrera and Ralph Lauren.
On May 4, 1997, Brooks won the Miss Alabama USA 1998 title. She also was the Swimsuit Winner.
Brooks represented Alabama in the Miss USA 1998 pageant broadcast live from Shreveport, Louisiana in February 1998, which was won by Shawnae Jebbia of Massachusetts. She became ill right before the preliminary competition and the chaperones and producers were concerned about her being able to perform, so she was allowed to forgo activities in order to rest and heal. She was still ill during the competition and did not place in the Top 10, as she was expected to do. However, Brooks did place in the Top 20 finalists. Other honors that she received during the Miss USA 1998 pageant were being chosen as lead dancer during the opening number and also as a spokesperson for Shreveport, Louisiana during the city’s promo portion of the show.
Brooks is probably best known for her role in the film Men in Black II as "Princess Lauranna". This pivotal role garnered international fame on the worldwide silver screen. As a result, she was voted "Top Hollywood Blonde" by Internet Movie Database.
Dr. Brooks holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Communication Studies.
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- "Massachusetts Makes It." Pageant News Bureau. 10 March 1998. Article accessed: 6 May 2013. <http://www.pageant.com/missusa98/>.