Ruth Zakarian
Ruth Zakarian

(1966-02-06) February 6, 1966 (age 57)
Other namesDevon Pierce
Beauty pageant titleholder
TitleMiss New York Teen USA 1983
Miss Teen USA 1983
Hair colorBlack
Eye colorBrown
Miss New York Teen USA 1983
Miss Teen USA 1983
Miss USA 1984

Ruth Zakarian (born February 6, 1966) is an American actress and beauty queen who was the winner of the first ever Miss Teen USA 1983 pageant in Lakeland, Florida. She also competed at Miss USA 1984 but unplaced.

Miss Teen USA

An Armenian American, Zakarian was born in Amsterdam, New York and represented the state of New York at the Miss Teen USA pageant. Before then, she was a babysitter for Jessica Collins, Miss New York Teen USA 1988 and first runner-up to Miss Teen USA 1988. In her interview during the pageant, Collins called attention to this fact with Zakarian in attendance.[1]

After Miss Teen USA

Zakarian later worked as an actress under the stage name of Devon Pierce. Her most notable role was as "Diane Westin" on the soap opera The Young and the Restless. She also appeared on Santa Barbara as Isabella Castillo.

Zakarian now resides in Massachusetts. She has one daughter, Fiaba Zakarian who studied Psychology and Economics at Loyola Marymount University.


  1. ^ "My Veoh".