Chelsi Smith

actress, singer, Miss USA 1995 and Miss Universe 1995

Chelsi Smith (August 23, 1973 – September 8, 2018) was a former Miss USA and singer.[1] In February 1995, she was crowned the Miss USA. She competed as Miss Texas. Smith was born in Redwood City, California.

Smith was the first African-American to win Miss Texas USA.[2]

Smith died at the age of 45 on September 8, 2018 of liver cancer in Redwood City.[2][3]


  1. "Chelsi Smith". Cine Talkies. Retrieved May 8, 2014.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Friends: First black Miss Texas USA and former Miss Universe dies". ABC13 Houston. 2018-09-09. Retrieved 2018-09-09.
  3. "Muere de cancer Chelsi Smith, Miss Universo 1995". Retrieved 9 September 2018.