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Shawn Weatherly in the Oval Office, 1981
Shawn Nichols Weatherly
July 24, 1959
San Antonio, Texas, U.S.
|Title||Miss South Carolina USA 1980|
Miss USA 1980
Miss Universe 1980
|Spouse(s)||Chip Harris (1994–present)|
|Beauty pageant titleholder|
|Miss South Carolina USA 1980|
Miss USA 1980
Miss Universe 1980
Shawn Nichols Weatherly (born July 24, 1959) is an American actress and beauty queen who won the titles of Miss USA and Miss Universe in 1980. She went on to star as Cadet Karen Adams in the film Police Academy 3: Back in Training (1986), and as Jill Riley in the first season of the TV series Baywatch (1989–90).
The youngest of three children, Weatherly was born in San Antonio, Texas, to her mother Joanne, a former Christian Dior model; and her father, a member of the US Air Force stationed in San Antonio. When Weatherly was 9, her family moved to Sumter, South Carolina, where she spent the remainder of her childhood years. She is a class of 1977 graduate of Sumter High School.
The Miss USA 1980 pageant was televised live from Biloxi, Mississippi. Weatherly won the preliminary competition by a clear margin, and went on to win all three rounds of the final competition (interview, evening gown, and swimsuit). She was the only woman to score above 9.0 in the preliminary rounds and in the swimsuit and evening gown competitions. Weatherly was the second contestant from South Carolina to win the title.
In July 1980, Weatherly competed in the Miss Universe pageant held in Seoul, South Korea, where again she won all rounds of competition. Her closest rivals were Miss Scotland Linda Gallagher, who was first runner-up, and Denyse Nottle of New Zealand (who placed second in the interview and swimsuit competitions), who was second runner-up.
Weatherly was the fifth Miss Universe from the United States. Miriam Stevenson, the only other Miss USA from South Carolina, had won the title in 1954, making South Carolina one of the most successful states in the national pageant circuit. After Weatherly, no Miss USA would become Miss Universe until Chelsi Smith in 1995.
Film and television
Weatherly is best known for her work as Jill Riley on the television show Baywatch and for the early reality show Oceanquest, which had her swimming with sharks. She played a small part on a Dukes of Hazzard episode, "Coy vs. Vance," and appeared on various other shows. She also had a main role in the 1986 comedy film Police Academy 3: Back in Training. In 2014, she was in the horror comedy film, Love in the Time of Monsters.
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|1983||The Dukes of Hazzard||Billie Ann Baxley|
|1983||The A-Team||Woman driving through garage|
|1984||Cannonball Run II||Girl in Jamie Blake's (Dean Martin's) bed|
|1986||Police Academy 3: Back in Training||Cadet Karen Adams|
|1987||The New Leave It to Beaver||Christine|
|1987-1988||J.J. Starbuck||Jill Starbuck|
|1999||Chicago Hope||Carol Derricks|
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|Awards and achievements|
| Miss Universe
Mary Therese Friel
| Miss USA
| Miss South Carolina USA