Teale Shawn Murdock was born in Los Angeles and, shortly thereafter, moved with her family to Salt Lake City. While still in her early years at school, her family moved throughout the southern states for nearly a decade.
She was bit by the pageant bug at the age of 15 when she won her first county title in southeast Texas. Teale would enter several beauty and scholarship pageants throughout the state, including Texas Teen USA. During her senior year of high school, Teale and her family moved back to Utah, where she continued to enter pageants up and down the Wasatch Front – all the while, falling in love once again with mountain west culture and people. Teale competed for the title of Miss Utah USA for eight straight years – frequently coming close as a finalist – placing in the top 5 seven times including being called as first runner–up twice.
Teale has been a student of communications and theatre at Weber State University and has always enjoyed working full time finding her talents in sales, and dental assisting. She started modeling at the age of 18 and has continued her time in front of the camera in commercial ad’s, fashion, and has even been featured as title characters for award winning authors on the cover of multiple best selling books series. Teale plans to continue modeling in addition to her work in the medical field and to develop her talents in entertainment and public relations. She works with the nonprofit organizations, Best Buddies of America and Best Friends Animal Society and is always searching for new programs.