Kalispell, Montana, USA
Claim to Fame
Survivor: China, Survivor Micronesia, and Survivor Heroes Vs Villians
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Kimmel won the Miss Montana USA 2005 title in late 2004 after placing first runner-up in both the 2003 and 2004 pageants. She competed at the Miss USA 2005 pageant held in Baltimore, Maryland in April 2005, but failed to place. The pageant was won by Chelsea Cooley of North Carolina.
After passing on her Montana crown to Jill McLain in late August 2005, Kimmel traveled to Quezon City, Philippines to participate in the Miss Earth 2005 pageant. Kimmel was selected to represent the United States in this pageant from a group of applicants, and did not compete in a live competition for the title. She made the top eight in this international pageant, the highest placement ever by a delegate of the United States in the pageant`s five-year history.
In early August 2006, Kimmel crowned fellow former Miss USA competitor Amanda Pennekamp as Miss Earth USA, in the second live pageant held in the United States to choose a delegate for the Miss Earth competition. Pennekamp, Miss South Carolina USA 2004, had placed first runner-up in the Miss USA 2004 pageant.
Kimmel has also competed in the Miss World Kite competition held in China, an honour offered to winners of the Miss Montana USA pageant.
Full Name at Birth
Amanda Lee Kimmel
Amanda Lee Kimmel (born August 3, 1984) is an American actress, model and beauty queen who has competed in the Miss USA and Miss Earth pageants. Kimmel gained international notoriety as a runner-up contestant on both Survivor: China and Survivor: Micronesia, and later returned for Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains. Kimmel set several Survivor records during her three seasons on the show.