Chelsi was the representative of the United States in the beauty contest. She won the 6th crown for her country in the history of the contest (currently, it has 8 crowns) and is remembered for having been the 2nd Afro-American woman to be recognized as Miss Universe.
Shanna Moakler, the 1st finalist of 1995, referred to the death of Chelsi. “Actually, I do not know how to express to the world how funny, loving, intelligent I was. She changed my life. If it were not for her, her beauty and her energy, her incredible destiny, I would not even be where I am today. Even when she was sick, she was positive and radiant, and she never stopped laughing”, said Moakler.
Later, in 1996, her successor was the Venezuelan participant, Alicia Machado.