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Jaclyn Stapp
Beauty pageant titleholder
Birth name Jaclyn Nesheiwat
Birthdate July 29, 1980 (1980-07-29) (age 29)
Birthplace Carmel, New York
Title(s) Miss New York USA, 2004
Official website

Jaclyn Nesheiwat Stapp (born July 29, 1980 in Carmel, New York, US) is a beauty queen, philanthropist and fashion model with pageant roots in Florida and New York. She is married to Grammy Award-winner Scott Stapp. Her most notable titles include Mrs. Florida America 2008 and Miss New York USA 2004. She is executive director of The Scott Stapp With Arms Wide Open Foundation, a global foundation bringing hope to children and help to families in need with arms wide open established by husband, singer Scott Stapp in October 2000. She is a motivational speaker and image consultant who travels the world empowering at risk youth and coaching young adults entering the pageant world.

In February 10, 2006, Stapp married Grammy Award-Winner Scott Stapp, singer, songwriter and voice of Creed at Viscaya Gardens, Miami, Florida. The two met during her reign as Miss New York at a Muscular Dystrophy charity gala in New York in January 2005. They have two children: Jagger, a son born October 1, 1998 who inspired the famous Grammy award-winning Creed song “With Arms Wide Open” and a daughter named Milan born on January 4, 2007.[5]
Stapp is one of five children raised in Umatilla, Florida. After graduating from Umatilla High School in 1998, she attended Stetson University and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing and Communications in 2002.

In 1995, Stapp entered and won Miss Florida Teen 1995. She entered the pageant system again seven years later with the Miss Florida USA 2002 where she placed third runner-up. The following year she competed for the second time and was first runner-up to Shannon Ford.

Having moved to New York, Nesheiwat competed in the Miss New York USA for the first time in 2003, where she won the 2004 title. During her reign, Stapp was invited by the White House Provisional Coalition Authority in March 2004 to visit U.S. troops in Iraq including her sister Army Capt. Julia Nesheiwat serving in Baghdad. Stapp represented New York in the Miss USA 2004 pageant broadcast live from the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California in April 2004. In May 2008, Stapp won the Mrs. Florida America pageant, and was named Mrs. America 2008 First Runner Up and awarded the title of Most Photogenic.[6]

Professional Accomplishments:
President’s National Community Service Award for her work with international humanitarian projects. Stapp appeared in the 1995 film “Olive Juice.” In 2001, she hosted the Travel Channel’s show “Florida’s Best Beaches.” Stapp appeared in the hit TV show “Sex in the City” in August 2002. She played Princess Jasmine at Disney World from 2002-2003. As Miss New York USA, Stapp appeared in the popular TV show “Fear Factor” in April 2003. She was selected as one of the judges in the Miss Florida USA 2007 contest. In October 2008, she visited and entertained the troops in the Middle East on the USO/AFE Tour with her husband Scott Stapp. Most recently, she was a celebrity participant in the 2008 Spherion Orlando Citrus Bowl Parade and wore a citrus-colored gown by La Casa Hermosa, which was auctioned off to benefit The Florida Citrus Sports Foundation.

Other Philanthropic Charity Benefits:
“Basketball Rock” benefitting The Scott Stapp With Arms Wide Open Foundation
New York Cares Muscular Dystrophy Association
New York Apple, Jorge Posada Foundation
Florida Hurricane Victims
Stride in Style luncheon benefitting the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer October 2, 2008 in Boca Raton, FL.
“World Champion Weekend” benefitting The Scott Stapp With Arms Wide Open Foundation, The Andy Roddick Foundation, The Sun-Sentinel Children’s Fund November 7-8, 2009 in Boca Raton, FL.

1. ^"Scott Stapp Gets Married", MTV News, 2006-02-13,, retrieved on 2006-09-18. 2. ^ photos. Retrieved on 2006-09-18. 3. ^ "Newly tee-total Creed star credits wife for saving his life",, 2006-06-21,, retrieved on 2006-09-18. 4. ^ "It’s a baby girl for Creed’s Scott Stapp", MSNBC, 2007-01-04,, retrieved on 2007-01-05. 5. ^ "2008 Mrs. Florida America Pageant", Mrs Florida America Organization,, retrieved on 2008-06-05. [edit] External links Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Jaclyn Nesheiwat Stapp

• Official website • Miss New York USA official website • Miss USA official website • Gallery of appearance pictures on

Magazine Covers:
Ocala Magazine
Orlando Nightlife
Pregnancy and Newborn Magazine
Luxury Magazine

Jaclyn Nesheiwat Stapp (left) visited U.S. troops in Iraq in March 2004. While in Baghdad, she met her sister, Army Capt. Julia Nesheiwat Birth name: Jaclyn Nesheiwat Birth date: July 29, 1980 Birth location: Carmel, New York, U.S. Height: 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m) Eye color: Brown Hair color: Brown Title(s): Mrs. America 2008 First Runner Up Mrs. Florida America 2008 Miss New York USA 2004 Miss Florida USA 2003 First Runner Up Miss Florida USA 2002 Third Runner Up Miss Florida Teen 1995 Major Competition(s): Miss USA 2004 Mrs. America 2008 Official Web Site Preceded by Nadia Behette Miss New York USA 2004 Succeeded by Meaghan Jarensky

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Preceded by
Nadia Behette
Miss New York USA
Succeeded by
Meaghan Jarensky


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