A BEAUTY queen and fashion journalist has died after suffering from breast cancer, her family announced.
Robbin Mele Gaudieri, known for being one of the first hosts of NBC’s Today show, died in her Long Island, New York, home on October 21. She was 87.
Robbin Bain, a successful model and former Today show host, has died at 87Getty
Deborah Norville smiles with Robbin at a reunion episode of the show in 2012Getty
Known to the public as Robbin Bain, the television star launched her career after winning a beauty pageant in 1959.
She was elected to be the face of Rheingold beer which was popular throughout the New England region at the time, the New York Times reports.
While modeling as Miss Rheingold, Robbin earned a massive payout of $50,000, which would add up to a life-changing $530,000 today.
She was beloved by audiences across the United States and Europe for being the portrait of an idyllic housewife in newspaper ads and at events.
One ad that ran soon after she was voted Miss Rheingold said: “You’ll soon be seeing Robbin Bain almost everywhere you look, such an attractive reminder of the popular beer she represents — Rheingold Extra Dry!”
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