Last edited by gryphondo; December 16th, 2012 at 03:28 PM. Reason: replaced missing pic
In 1965, while living in Falls Church, Virginia, she won the Miss District of Columbia USA title and competed as Diana Batts in the Miss USA 1965 pageant, where she placed fourth runner-up. Parkinson won the 1965 Miss World USA contest.She went on to represent the United States in the international Miss World contest, and was first runner-up to Lesley Langley of the United Kingdom.
She traveled during 1965 with the Bob Hope USO Show including performances in Vietnam during late December 1965. She also served as Queen of the 1965 Bob Hope Desert Classic golf tournament.
From 1975 to 1993, Parkinson was a Barker's Beauty model on the U.S. television show The Price Is Right. Her 18-year tenure on the show was among the longest of any of the models, second to Janice Pennington, who lasted on the show for 28 years.
Parkinson was the cover girl of Playboy in December 1991, and again in May 1993, appearing in nude pictorials in both issues. She also appeared in a feature newsstand publication entitled "Playboy Presents Dian Parkinson". Parkinson was featured in her own 1993 Celebrity Centerfold video.
Last edited by Turtle; February 24th, 2016 at 12:55 PM. Reason: Dead Links