Shandi Finnessey Biography

Updated On Jul 03, 2019 Published On Jul 03, 2019
Facts of Shandi Finnessey
Date of Birth: 1978 , June-9
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 11 Inch
Name Shandi Finnessey
Birth Name Shandi Ren Finnessey
Father Patrick Finnessey
Mother Linda Finnessey
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Florissant, Missouri
Ethnicity White
Profession Model, Actor
Net Worth $1 million
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Blond
Face Color Fair
Weight in KG 57
Married to Ben Higgins
Children 2
Education Incarnate Word Academy
Siblings 3
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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.

Career

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.

Net Worth

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.

Personal Life

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 ArguelloAugust Busch IV (2003) and Italo Zanzi (2003).

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Born in Florissant, Missouri

June 9 , 1978

Shandi Finnessey was born as Shandi Ren Finnessey on June 9, 1978, in Florissant, Missouri, to father Patrick Finnessey and mother Linda Finnessey.

Graduated From Incarnate Word Academy

1996

Miss USA Shandi Finnessey has studied at Incarnate Word Academy from where she graduated in 1996.

Took Part in Miss Missouri, USA

1999

Shandi Finnessey first took part in Miss Missouri, USA in 1999. She became the 1st runner up of the competition at the time.

Competed in 2002 Missouri USA

2002

Shandi Finnessey competed in Missouri USA in 2002. She became the winner of the competition.

Made Film Debut With Sharktopus

2010

Shandi Finnessey entered the entertainment industry in 2010, making her film debut with the Syfy film Sharktopus.

Net Worth $1 million

2019

As of 2019, Shandi Finnessey has an estimated net worth of $1 million, according to multiple online sources.

Married to Ben Higgins

July 11 , 2015

Shandi Finnessey got married to a businessman, Ben Higgins, on July 11, 2015, one year after getting engaged.