Shawnae Jebbia (born September 13, 1971 in Mansfield, MA) is a former American Model, fitness instructor and former Beauty Queen from Mansfield, Massachusetts who won the Miss USA title in 1998. She previously appeared as one of Barker's Beauties on The Price is Right during it's 31st season.
Early Life & CareerEdit
Born in Mansfield, Massachetts but grew up in Sonoma County, California and lived in Sebastopol for six years. She received a degree in Communications from Jacksonville University and graduated cum laude on an athletic scholarship. She is also certified as a fitness trainer as many of her hobbies include health and fitness.
Shawnae won the Miss Massachusetts USA title in 1997, in her first attempt at a pageant title. She then went on to represent Massachusetts in the 1998 Miss USA pageant, becoming the first Miss USA winner for that state. From there, Shawnae competed in the 1998 Miss Universe pageant where she landed high scores in the evening gown and swimsuit categories, advancing her to the Final five but after the interview segment, she did not make the final three finalists.
Prior to winning Miss USA, Jebbia landed a stint on the ESPN2 exercise program Co-Ed Training.
The Price is Right & Later CareerEdit
After competing in the Miss Universe and Miss USA pageants, Shawnae turned to television. She landed minor TV and movie roles including CHIPs '99 and Love Thy Neighbor but her most successful television accomplishment was landing a stint as a rotating Barker's Beauty on the television Game Show The Price is Right during it's 31st season on the air. She made her debut on (airdate) October 22, 2002 and continuing on until November 4th and then returning the series beginning on February 14, 2003 and until the 27th, marking her final appearance. All together, Shawnae has appeared in 20 episodes.
Her stint as a rotating Barker's Beauty on The Price is Right would be Shawnae's last television credit. She experienced a hearing impairment caused by Meniere's disease and pulled the plug on the entertainment industry and is currently studying towards a Master's degree in Nursing.
She has acted as the spokesperson for the Siemens Pure 700 hearing aid.
(Shawnae on The Price is Right)