In addition to winning Miss Teen USA 1989, eight years later Brandi Sherwood became first runner-up in the Miss USA pageant. When the 1997 Miss USA winner, Brook Mahealani Lee, won the Miss Universe title, Sherwood took over the Miss USA duties. This makes her the only woman to have helf both the Miss Teen USA and Miss USA titles. Not-so-fun fact: In 1996, Sherwood claimed to have been held for 30 days against her will by the ruling family of Brunei while on a modeling trip. A longtime "Price Is Right" "Barker Beauty," Sherwood (now Brandi Cochran) filed a lawsuit in 2010 against the show for discrimination and pushing her out of her job when she became pregnant.
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