Dian Parkinson is an American icon of the past. Parkinson acted as a model for The Price Is Right from 1975 to 1993. She is a 75-year-old former model and a candidate for “Miss World.” Dian became popular for her modeling work on the game show “The Price Is Right” by CBS.
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Dian Parkinson: Early Life, Education, Family
Parkinson was born on 30 November 1944 in Jacksonville, North Carolina, United States. Shortly after the birth of Dian, the family found a new home in Virginia where she had spent much of her childhood. Even though Dian loved her parents, she firmly rebelled against the strict measures they tried to put on her, but never lost her wild spirit and bold attitude, so often in trouble. She started applying for various beauty pageants as a way to fight against the strict expectations of her parents, aiming to make a modeling career for herself, and thus to escape her imposed lifestyle.
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Dian Parkinson: Career and achievements
Parkinson won the Miss District of Columbia USA title in 1965, while living in Falls Church, Virginia, and was competing as Diana Batts in the 1965 Miss USA pageant, where she placed fourth runner-up. Parkinson won World Contest for Miss USA in 1965. She went on to represent the United States in the 1965 international Miss World title and was the United Kingdom’s first runner-up to Lesley Langley.
Parkinson toured with the Bob Hope USO Show during 1965 including late December 1965 appearances in Vietnam and also acted as the Queen of the 1965 Bob Hope Desert Classic Golf Tournament.
The model was a guest star on The Mary Tyler Moore Show in 1975. Likewise, Parkinson also starred in the TV-series pilot Vega$ in 1978. Parkinson was a model on the American television game show The Price Is Correct from 1975 until 1993.
In December 1991, Parkinson was Playboy’s cover girl, and again in May 1993. In 1993 Parkinson was featured exclusively in the photo magazine Playboy “Newsstand Edition” called Playboy Presents, Dian Parkinson. The film Playboy Celebrity Centerfold was published in 1993 too: Dian Parkinson. Parkinson was the official spokesman for the EZ Krunch home workout unit in 1993.
Caption: Parkinson for playboy magazine
Dian Parkinson: Personal life and boyfriend
Being considered one of the most beautiful women in the USA meant everyone wanted to know who Dian dates. Yet the model managed to keep her private life a secret for much of her career. She was rumored to be dating photographer Bert Stern, but not confirmed by either. The newspapers subsequently claimed she secretly married her boyfriend Robert C. Gardner in 2000. Even Dian is single at the moment.
Dian Parkinson: Net Worth and social media
Dian Parkinson was one of the most popular television and model personalities of the 1980s. She became a household name and earned a decent amount of money during her 18-year tenure on “The Price Is Right,” and additionally appeared in numerous television shows and movies won a first runner-up award at the International Miss World competition and appeared on the cover of the “Playboy” magazine. However, she fell into obscurity shortly after her departure from the popular game show. So, if you were wondering how much money Parkinson has as of 2019, reputable sources have measured her net worth at more than $1 million.
Dian Parkinson: Body measurements
During her modeling years, with a voluptuous body. Dian Parkinson was one of the sexiest and prettiest models in the US. Speaking of her physical attributes, she is about 1.70 m tall and weighs about 56 kg. Her vital statistics are 36-23-37, and her hair is long blond and her eyes brown.