Mourning the loss of Miss Universe 1995 Chelsi Smith

10 Sep 2018 | Camilla Suarez

Miss USA 1995 and Miss Universe 1995 Chelsi Smith passed away after a yearlong battle with cancer and the whole pageant world mourns the loss of the incredibly bright woman. She was taken away too soon at just the age of forty-five. An actress, singer, television host and a gorgeous beauty queen, Chelsi will always be missed by the whole world.

Beauty queens from all over the world have poured in their condolences; Miss Universe 1994 Sushmita Sen who crowned Chelsi put a throwback picture of their crowning moment captioning it, “I loved her smile and that generous spirit! Rest in peace my beautiful friend.”


Mourning the loss of Miss Universe 1995 Chelsi Smith


Shanna Moakler, who was the runner-up to Chelsi in the 1995 pageant in USA, also took to Twitter to mourn the loss of her dear friend as she wrote, “I am heartbroken. Godspeed beautiful. You were my friend and a light. I love and will miss you more then you will never know. The epitome of a Queen.”

Chelsi entered the pageant world in 1994 when she was a semifinalist in the Miss Texas USA pageant. The following year she competed again as Miss Galveston County USA, and won the title, as well as the Miss Congeniality award. Smith, a multiracial American, was one of the first titleholders of African-American heritage in the pageant's history.


Mourning the loss of Miss Universe 1995 Chelsi Smith


Miss Universe Organization also took to their social media and wrote, “We mourn the loss of Chelsi Smith, who is gone way too soon. She was special to so many. May you Rest In Peace, Chelsi. Chelsi won Miss USA in 1995 representing the state of Texas. She was also named Miss Congeniality that year. Chelsi was the first African American woman to win the state’s title. Chelsi went on to represent the USA at Miss Universe where she won the crown. An incredibly bright woman, role model and friend. We love you, Chelsi.”

The gorgeous beauty queen may have lost her battle to liver cancer, but she fought a good fight and won in life. May she rest in peace.