Shandi Finnessey is an American actress, model, television host and beauty queen best known for winning the Miss USA title after becoming Miss Missouri USA.
Early Life, Family & Education
Shandi Finnessey was born as Shandi Ren Finnessey on June 9, 1978, in Florissant, Missouri, United States, to parents Patrick Finnessey and Linda Finnessey.
She was raised along with her three siblings; brothers Shane Finnessey, Paul Finnessey and Damion Finnessey.
She is of American nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. Her height is 5 feet 11 inches while her weight is 57 KGs.
As for her education, she has attended in Psychology from Lindenwood University from where graduated with a Bachelor Degree. She has also attended McCluer North High School.
She then studied at Incarnate Word Academy from where she completed her graduation in 1996.
Shandi Finnessey started her career as a model and in 1999, she took part in Miss Missouri, USA, and she became the 1st runner up of the competition.
She then took part in other beauty pageants such as Miss Oktoberfest 2000 and Miss Missouri 2001.
Shandi then competed in 2002 Missouri USA and become the winner of the competition. She is also the winner of Miss Missouri USA 2004 and Miss USA 2004.
Shandi then entered the entertainment industry; she made her film debut with the Syfy film Sharktopus in 2010. She has since appeared in three more movies; Garbage, Bachelorette Party Massacre and Piranhaconda.
As of 2019, Shandi Finnessey has an estimated net worth of $1 million, according to various online sources.
Her exact salaries are not known, but an actor in the United States reportedly earns an average of $50,180 per annum while a model in the country makes approx. $42,000 per annum.
With the whopping net worth, Shandi certainly lives a lavish lifestyle in an expensive house and rides luxurious cars.
Moving towards the personal life of Shandi Finnessey, she is currently single but the model was previously married to a businessman Ben Higgins.
The pair tied the knot on July 11, 2015, one year after getting engaged (on 24 September 2014) and ever since they are living happily together.
Shandi and her husband share two children; a son, Finn Arthur Higgins and a daughter Bodhi James Higgins together.
She was also previously in relationships with stars such as Ernesto Arguello, August Busch IV (2003) and Italo Zanzi (2003).