Brook Lee

Born Jan 8, 1971

Brook Lee is an American beauty queen from Pearl City who was Miss Hawaii USA and Miss USA prior to winning the title of Miss Universe on May 16, 1997. For the past 15 years, she's been the last Miss USA to capture the Miss Universe crown. Till date, Lee is the oldest Miss Universe in history as she won the crown at 26.… Read More

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1971 Birth Born on January 8, 1971.


Lee was crowned Miss Hawaii USA on her first try, then went on to participate in Miss USA 1997 at Shreveport, Louisiana on February 5, 1997, where she was crowned the winner by outgoing titleholder Ali Landry of Louisiana.
1998 27 Years Old Lee and Al Masini along with funding from the state were forces behind the Miss Universe 1998 pageant being held in her home state of Hawaii, in Honolulu, for the first time. … Read More
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