Jill Ann Weatherwax was born and raised in the small city of Fenton, Michigan. With a population of just 11,756 people in 2010. The small-town life of Fenton offered too little for young Weatherwax.
In high school, Jill Ann was a cheerleader, singer, and performer. In many ways, she was destined for fame, or at the very least, the pursuit of it. When she wasn't cheering at the sidelines of local games, Jill was performing duets with her father, an already accomplished musician in his own right.
According to a newspaper clipping from the Santa Cruz Sentinel, Jill was considered "smart and sweet" by her high school principal, and her graduation from Mott Community College as a certified cosmetologist only confirmed that she was poised to find a life of glamor. Even by the time she was out of high school, she had secured a modeling position with Revlon Cosmetics.
Between 1987 to 1990, Weatherwax won numerous local beauty pageants, including Miss Spring, Summer, and Winter in Saginaw, a finalist position in Miss Flint, as well as the winner of Miss Great Lakes.
She was good at the pageantry of it all, and, seeking more than what Michigan could offer her, Jill Ann soon moved to the only place those looking for fame go...Los Angeles.