ACTRESS / PRODUCER
Dawn Rochelle Warner is the Founder of the Miss Bikini® Brand, and the Producer of one of the most important shows of Miami Swim Week. She is best known as an actress with memorable roles in “Walker, Texas Ranger”, “Keys To Tulsa”, “Toddlers and Tiaras”, and “Dallas” and as an international model appearing in ad campaigns and magazines.
Dawn’s professional modeling career has spanned over 30 years. Working for top designers and brands in Los Angeles, Miami, Milan, Paris and London, she landed national and international campaigns with Body Glove, Pepsi Cola, Catalina Swimwear, Miss Me Denim and graced the pages of Maxim, Esquire and Modern Bride Magazine, to name a few. She was named as one of PETA’s 10 Sexiest Vegetarian’s Alive and one of Maxim Magazine’s 101 Hottest Women.
As an actress, Dawn appeared in many feature films including roles in “Keys To Tulsa”, “Three Days To A Kill”, and on the small screen in the TV series “Walker, Texas Ranger” and “Dallas”, and in reality shows: “Toddlers and Tiaras”, “Sexy Single Moms”, “Pageants To Go” and “Dollhouse Pageants”, a show based on her and her modeling & pageant company. Dawn’s hosting credits include “Miss Bikini Live from Miami Swim Week” “DFW Playbook”, “IndepenDANCE Party with Mario Lopez”, and “MLW Planet Hollywood Press”. Dawn has additional correspondent credits on the “Billboard Latin Music Awards”, “KRLD Divas” for the Texas Rangers Baseball Team and on shows for the E! Channel, CBS radio, Telemundo/Mun2, and ESPN.
Dawn has been producing and directing pageants for over 25 years, including the Miss Teenage America Pageant, Miss Twin Peaks National Pageant, and the Miss Globe International US Pageant. She also founded the Miss Bikini United States Pageant, Miss Latina Pageant, and the Miss / Mrs. Ocean Pageant. Dawn enjoys coaching models/actors and was previously contracted to teach modeling and acting programs for John Casablancas Modeling Schools and also Barbizon Modeling School. She has helped cast talent for most major television networks including Mtv, CBS, VH1, Oxygen, FOX and for the top fashion at New York Fashion Week, Paris Fashion Week, London Fashion Week, LA Fashion Week and more.
Dawn lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Edge of Paradise Guitarist Dave Bates. Dawn continues to act and produce films and live fashion week events. She enjoys practicing yoga/meditation, surfing, vegan food, and photography.