Teresa Cheatham

Teresa Cheatham
Beauty pageant titleholder
Born Teresa Ann Cheatham[1]
1958 (age 55–56)
Wellington, Alabama
Other names Teresa Stricklin
Education Jacksonville State University
Height 5 ft 3 in (1.60 m)[2]
Hair color Brown
Eye color Brown
Title(s) Miss Point Mallard 1978
Miss Alabama 1978
Miss America 1979
(1st runner-up)
Spouse Chuck Stricklin
Children 1

Teresa Ann Cheatham-Stricklin (née Cheatham) is a vocal instructor from Wellington, Alabama who was named Miss Alabama 1978 and finished first runner-up at Miss America 1979.[3]

Early life

She attended Jacksonville State University, graduating in 1979 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in vocal performance with a minor in drama.[4]

Miss Alabama

Cheatham-Stricklin won the title of Miss Alabama in 1978 and finished first runner-up at Miss America 1979[3] on September 9, 1978. She won the talent competition and the swimsuit competition in the Miss America Pageant.[2][5]

Life after Miss Alabama

Following her reign as Miss Alabama, she toured England, Iceland, and Germany performing as part of the Miss America USO tour along with several other contestants in the pageant.[5]

Since 2001, Cheatham-Stricklin has worked as a vocal instructor at Jacksonville State University. She is now married.[6]


External links

  • Internet Movie Database
  • Teresa Cheatham-Stricklin - Jacksonville State University Department of Music
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Julie Houston
Miss Alabama
Succeeded by
Kathy Pickett

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