Summary: actress, singer, and television host who won the Miss Texas USA competition in 1995 and went on to become Miss USA and Miss Universe that same year, becoming one of the only bi-racial women to win the pageant world's triple crown, who was the third Miss USA titleholder of African-American origin after Carole Gist (1990) and Kenya Moore (1993) in addition to being the first American woman to win Miss Universe since Shawn Weatherly was crowned Miss Universe 1980.
Cause of Death: Liver cancer
Born: August 23, 1973
Died: September 8, 2018
Location: Redwood City, California