Shandi Finnessey

Active - 2007  |   Born - in Florissant, Missouri, United States  |   Genres - Dance [nf]

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Factsheet

  • While working toward her psychology degree at Lindenwood University, conducted research on androgyny that went on to be published in the SEPA academic journal.
  • Wrote a children's book in 2002 titled The Furrtails, which received Infinity Publishing's AWMAD for Authors Who Make a Difference.
  • Was crowned Miss USA in 2004, after which she toured with the USO and traveled around the country as an advocate for cancer research.
  • Has hosted the Game Show Network's Lingo and Playmania, as well as CBS' The Ultimate Blackjack Tour.
  • Was paired with professional dancer Brian Fortuna for the fourth season of ABC's Dancing with the Stars.