Beauty pageant contestant won Miss USA 2005 and was a high 10 Miss World finisher. She initial gained interest by earning Miss Teenager USA 2000 at age group 17. She obtained reality fame over the NBC series Superstar Food preparation Showdown, which she made an appearance on after earning Miss USA. She wedded Heath Altoman in 2008. She made an appearance on the Miss USA themed bout of Offer or No Cope with Howie Mandel in 2006.