Birth Name: Shandi Finnessey
During the most watched "Miss USA" competition in six years, all-American blonde Shandi Finnessey was crowned Miss USA in 2004. Born June 9, 1978 in Florissant, MO, Finnessey parlayed her pageant success into hosting two game shows on the Game Show Network - "Lingo" (2002- ) with Chuck Woolery and "Playmania" (2006- ). Finnessey had enough of a following to earn a spot in the celebrity lineup for the fourth season of "Dancing with the Stars" (ABC, 2005- ). Often compared to season two's leggy Stacy Keibler, Finnessey was partnered with newcomer to the show, professional dancer, Brian Fortuna.
2011 2011 Miss Universe Pageant
2011 60th Annual Miss Universe Pageant
2008 Miss USA 2009
2008 2009 Miss USA Pageant
2007 Wanna Bet?
2006 ABC / Ballroom Dance Competition Project
2006 Dancing With the Stars