Shawn Nichols Weatherly (born July 24, 1959 in Sumter, South Carolina) is a beauty queen and actress from South Carolina who won the titles of Miss USA and Miss Universe in 1980.
The Miss USA 1980 pageant was televised live from Biloxi, Mississippi. Weatherly won the preliminary competition by a clear margin, and went on to win all three rounds of the final competition (interview, evening gown, and swimsuit). She was the only woman to score above 9.0 in the preliminary rounds as well as in the swimsuit and evening gown competitions. She was the second woman from South Carolina to win the title.
In July 1980, Weatherly competed in the Miss Universe pageant held in Seoul, South Korea, where again she won all rounds of competition. Her closest rival was Denyse Nottle of New Zealand, who placed second in the interview and swimsuit competitions, and would eventually be Weatherly's second runner-up. Attending the pageant was Dwight Clark, her boyfriend from Clemson at the time. He went on to be the receiver of "The Catch."
Weatherly was the fifth Miss Universe from the United States, and the second from South Carolina. Miriam Stevenson, the only other Miss USA from South Carolina, had