Images Celebrating Chelsi Smith, Former Miss Universe and Miss Texas

Pageant queen Chelsi Smith, who took the crowns of Miss Texas, Miss USA and Miss Universe in 1995, has died after a battle with liver cancer, age 45. We honor this beautiful Black Southern Belle by showcasing some of her moments at the pageants she won so gracefully. Explore these Images Celebrating Chelsi Smith, Former Miss Universe and Miss Texas.


Images Celebrating Chelsi Smith, Former Miss Universe and Miss Texas

We adore the classic black dress as she shines as Miss USA.
Whether dressed up or casual, Chelci Smith was pure royalty.
She looks absolutely regal in her full crown and evening attire.
We see her beaming as Miss Universe in a bold red evening gown.
Such a graceful and elegant winner and woman.
We love the look of pure happiness and surprise on her face as she wins her Miss Universe crown.
We adore this classic pose and her happiness is beaming through as well.



About Chelci Smith:

“Smith 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, according to her family.Smith was also Miss Galveston County in 1994. She grew up in Kingwood and Deer Park.” A memorial service for Smith will be planned to be held in Houston “in the following months,” the family stated.” Courtesy of ABC 13

Michiel Perry

Michiel is a Black Southern Belle living a lowcountry life. I love all things fashion, home decor and southern! When I am not running around doing fun stuff for Black Southern Belle, I live in antique stores and have a minor obsession with historic homes 🙂

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