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Julie Hayek

Julie Hayek
Beauty pageant titleholder
Julie Hayek after becoming Miss USA 1983
Born Julie Lynne Hayek
(1960-10-04) October 4, 1960
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[1]
Weight 56.5 kg (125 lb)
Hair color Blonde[2]
Eye color Green[2]
Title(s) Miss California USA 1983
Miss USA 1983
Miss California USA 1983
Miss USA 1983
Miss Universe 1983
(1st Runner-Up)

Julie Lynne Hayek[1] (born October 4, 1960) is an American beauty queen and actress who was Miss USA 1983.

Early life

Hayek is of Czech and German descent on her father's side and Norwegian, Scottish, Irish, and English on her mother's side.[3][4][5] Her father was an airline pilot and her mother, a high school guidance counselor.[6][7] She graduated from UCLA a year after holding the Miss USA title, with a Bachelor's degree in biology and a minor in psychology.[8][9]

While cheerleading at UCLA, she was discovered. After shooting a poster for 20th Century Fox, she was asked to do a screen test by Paramount Studios head of casting Rueben Cannon, was subsequently featured in an NBC Nightly News story, as well as being prominently featured in a Sports Illustrated article, "Eight Beauties and a Beat".[10]

Miss USA

Entertainers during a Christmas Eve USO show in 1983 on board the USS New Jersey (BB-62) off the coast of Beirut, Lebanon. (left to right) Miss USA Julie Hayek, Cathy Lee Crosby, Bob Hope, Ann Jillian and Brooke Shields.
Hayek won the 1983 Miss California USA title. She represented California in the 1983 Miss USA pageant held in Knoxville, Tennessee, in May 1983, and became her state's fourth Miss USA titleholder. In her role, she met presidents, prime ministers and heads of states from around the world.[9] Hayek joined forces with Bob Hope and the USO in support of the nation’s servicemen and women. She was a celebrity guest and entertainer for Bob Hope's USO Christmas in Beirut TV special, shot in Beirut, Lebanon, aboard the Sixth Fleet's aircraft carrier.[11]

Miss Universe

Hayek went on to represent the United States at the 1983 Miss Universe pageant, held at Kiel Auditorium in St. Louis, Missouri. She had the highest preliminary score and won both the swimsuit and evening gown competitions during the final competition. She became 1st runner-up to eventual winner Lorraine Downes of New Zealand.

Life after Miss Universe

Hayek is a trained actress. She has appeared in shows such as Dallas, Twin Peaks, Moonlighting, Matlock, Hunter, Hardball and As the World Turns and was a celebrity guest on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.[9] In addition, she served as co-host on the 1985 revival of Break the Bank.[12] Some of her film credits include working with Arnold Schwarzenegger in Commando; Raquel Welch in a TV movie, Scandal in a Small Town; and Victoria Principal in a TV movie, Seduction: Three Tales from the Inner Sanctum.[12]

Hayek later moved to New York to become a model and stock trader.[13] She has modeled or served as spokesperson for Kodak, Victoria's Secret, Christian Dior, Warnaco, Natori, Mary McFadden, Tissot watches, and Mattel. Hayek has been featured in Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Sports Illustrated (four times), Tattler, Health and Fitness, and Hamptons, and was on the cover of Manhattan magazine. At the Miss USA 2011 competition, she was among 31 former winners who were part of a photo shoot layout for Time.[14]

Hayek is a real estate agent and is writing a book on health and fitness. In addition to her professional work, Hayek supports several charities. She is dedicated to helping animals and people and is currently an active volunteer at the ASPCA.


  1. ^ a b "Julie Hayek is Miss USA". Sarasota Herald-Tribune ( 
  2. ^ a b "Miss Universe named". The Courier ( 
  3. ^ Thompson, Krissa (May 18, 2010). "Miss USA's win, and symbolism, being deconstructed by bloggers".  
  4. ^ Warikoo, Niraj (May 20, 2010), "Confirmed: Miss USA Rima Fakih first Arab-American winner",  
  5. ^ "Miss USA", Behind the Crown, retrieved June 5, 2011 
  6. ^ "'"Miss California is the new 'Miss USA. Southeast Missourian ( 
  7. ^ Gladstone, Mark (January 10, 1983). "New Rules Make Runner-Up in Beauty Contest a Winner".  
  8. ^ Hayek, Julie, "Home Page",, retrieved May 18, 2010 
  9. ^ a b c Leach, Robin. "Photos: 1983 Miss USA Julie Hayek still models 30 years later; Bold Body Bronzing in Las Vegas". Las Vegas Sun. 
  10. ^ Rowland, Leesa. "Former Miss USA Julie Hayek to Appear at UCLA Homecoming". ReleaseWire. Retrieved October 29, 2014. 
  11. ^ Frank, Benis M. (1987). U.S. MARINES IN LEBANON 1982–1984 (PDF). HISTORY AND MUSEUMS DIVISION, MARINE CORPS. Library of Congress Card No. 87-619851. , p. 127.
  12. ^ a b Hayek, Julie, "Resume",, retrieved May 18, 2010 
  13. ^ Aldridge, Kristen. "Then and Now Photos of 15 Former Beauty Queens". Shape Magazine. Retrieved October 29, 2014. 
  14. ^ Goto, Yumi (June 20, 2011). "Beauty Speaks: Portraits of 31 Former Miss USA Pageant Queens". Time. Retrieved October 29, 2014. 

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Patty Chong Kerkos
Miss Universe 1st Runner Up
Succeeded by
Leticia Snyman
Preceded by
Terri Utley
Miss USA
Succeeded by
Mai Shanley
Preceded by
Suzanne Dewames
Miss California USA
Succeeded by
Theresa Ring
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