Chelsi Mariam Pearl Smith (August 23, 1973 – September 8, 2018) was an American actress, singer, television host, and beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss USA 1995 and Miss Universe 1995. Smith was the third Miss USA of African-American origin, after Carole Gist (1990) and Kenya Moore (1993), in addition to being the first American woman and sixth representative to win Miss Universe since Shawn Weatherly was crowned Miss Universe 1980. She was the first black American Miss Universe.
She is also known as Chely Mariam Pearl Smith.
Smith was diagnosed with liver cancer in 2017. Growing increasingly weak throughout 2018, she traveled to her mother's home in Mifflin, Pennsylvania, and she died there at the age of 45 on September 8, 2018.