Chelsi Smith, who win Miss Universe crown in year 1995, passed away after a year long battle with liver cancer at age of 45. Former Miss Universe and Bollywood Actress Sushmita Sen tweet to mourn the loss.
She tweeted, “I loved her smile & that generous spirit!!! Rest in peace my beautiful friend @Chelsi_Smith #MissUniverse1995 Dugga Dugga.”
— sushmita sen (@thesushmitasen) September 9, 2018
Jarrod Klawinsky, a spokesman for Chelsi Smith, told to media that she was diagnosed with cancer in summer 2017. “It just got worse throughout 2017, and this year she became extremely weak,” he was quoted. In August, Chelsi Smith returned to her mother’s home, where she remained until her death on Saturday afternoon.
Chelsi had competed in her first major beauty contest in 1994, wherein she was the semifinalist in the Miss Texas USA Pageant. She then competed again as Miss Galveston County USA and won the title. Chelsi also starred in several television shows.