Jaclyn Stapp
Jaclyn Nesheiwat with sister.jpg
Stapp (left) with her sister Army Capt. Julia Nesheiwat (right) during a visit to U.S. troops in Baghdad, Iraq in March 2004.
Jaclyn Nesheiwat

(1980-07-29) July 29, 1980 (age 42)
Occupation(s)Beauty queen
fashion model
TitleMiss New York USA 2004
Mrs. Florida America 2008
Mrs. World First Runner-Up 2022
SpouseScott Stapp

Jaclyn Nesheiwat Stapp (born July 29, 1980) is a beauty queen and fashion model. She is married to Scott Stapp, the singer of the band Creed and current solo touring artist. Her titles include Mrs. Florida America 2008, Miss New York USA 2004. In 2010 she wrote a children's book, Wacky Jacky: The True Story of an Unlikely Beauty Queen. She is executive director of The Scott Stapp With Arms Wide Open Foundation, and founder of CHARM (Children Are Magical) by Jaclyn Stapp, which was formed to raise awareness of issues with which children deal and to provide underprivileged youth help with education.[1]


On May 31, 2008, Stapp won the Mrs. Florida America pageant, and was named Mrs. America 2008 First-Runner Up and awarded the title of Most Photogenic.[2] In 2011, she represented the country of Jordan at Mrs. World, where she placed in the Top 5.[3] In 2022, she was First-Runner Up in that Mrs. World pageant and was winner of the Congeniality Award.

Personal life

Stapp is of Jordanian descent, 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. She is the sister of Julia Nesheiwat and Janette Nesheiwat.[4] Stapp married Scott Stapp at Viscaya Gardens, Florida in 2006.[5] The two met during her reign as Miss New York USA at a Muscular Dystrophy charity gala in New York in January 2005. The couple have three children.[6]


  1. ^ Pearson, Emma (January 16, 2022). "Who is Jaclyn Stapp? Jordan's Mrs World runner-up". The National. Archived from the original on January 16, 2022. Retrieved May 10, 2022.
  2. ^ "2008 Mrs America". Archived from the original on December 14, 2007. Retrieved July 9, 2010.
  3. ^ "Wacky Jacky". Retrieved August 15, 2017.
  4. ^ "Dr. Janette Nesheiwat." Fox News. Retrieved on May 10, 2022.
  5. ^ "Scott Stapp Gets Married". MTV News. February 13, 2006. Retrieved September 18, 2006.
  6. ^ "It's a baby girl for Creed's Scott Stapp". NBC: Today. January 4, 2007.
Preceded byNadia Behette Miss New York USA 2004 Succeeded byMeaghan Jarensky