Shauna Gambill

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Shauna Gambill
Born Shauna G. Gambill
(1976-09-22) September 22, 1976 (age 41)[1]
Acton, California, U.S.
Title Miss California Teen USA 1994
Miss Teen USA 1994
Miss California USA 1998
Miss World USA 1998
Beauty pageant titleholder
Hair color Blonde
Eye color Blue
Miss Teen USA 1994 (winner)
Miss USA 1998 (1st runner-up)
Miss World 1998 (Top 10)

Shauna Gambill (born September 22, 1976) is a beauty queen from Acton, California who has held the Miss Teen USA title and competed in the Miss USA and Miss World pageants.

Gambill first won the Miss California Teen USA title in late 1993.[2] In August 1994 she competed in the Miss Teen USA in the national pageant televised live from Biloxi, Mississippi. Her performance in the preliminary competition placed her fourth among the top twelve semi-finalists, but her scores were consistently high throughout the three final rounds of competition, ranking highest in swimsuit (16 August). Having impressed the finals judges, Gambill, aged 17, was crowned Miss Teen USA at the end of the pageant broadcast.[3]

In 1997, two years after passing on the Miss Teen USA crown, she won the Miss California USA 1998 title.[4] Gambill then competed at Miss USA 1998, where she placed first runner-up to Shawnae Jebbia of Massachusetts.[5]

Gambill was selected to represent the United States as Miss World USA 1998 (now known as US Miss World) and represented the United States at the Miss World 1998 pageant, where she was a semi-finalist. She is also the first Miss Teen USA to compete at Miss World.[citation needed]

Gambill attended Highland High School in Palmdale, California and was valedictorian of her class.[2] She married Mitch Gerth in Santa Barbara, California on October 23, 2000, In 2004, she was a judge at the Miss Teen USA pageant won by Shelley Hennig of Louisiana.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "California Birth Index, 1905–1995". Retrieved October 25, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Highland Valedictorian wins Miss Teen USA". Daily News of Los Angeles. April 4, 1994. 
  3. ^ Lacy, Mike (August 16, 1994). "Miss Teen USA – Shauna Gambill Wins New Miss Teen has the wheels to prove it". The Sun Herald. Retrieved February 22, 2007. 
  4. ^ Hoagland, Doug (September 1, 1998). "Miss California pageants a Gambill that paid off for this young woman". The Fresno Bee. p. E1. Retrieved February 22, 2007. 
  5. ^ "Miss Massachusetts Wins". The Buffalo News. March 18, 1998. Retrieved February 22, 2007. 

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
New York (state) Sallie Toussaint
Miss World USA
Succeeded by
California Natasha Allas
Preceded by
Stefanie Sweeney
Miss California Teen USA
Succeeded by
Kellie Foster-Moore
Preceded by
Vermont Charlotte Lopez
Miss Teen USA
Succeeded by
Kansas Keylee Sue Sanders
Preceded by
Alisa Kimble
Miss California USA
Succeeded by
Angelique Breaux