Beauty pageant contestant won Miss USA 2005 and was a Top 10 Miss Universe finisher.
She first gained attention by winning Miss Teen USA 2000 at age 17.
She gained reality fame on the NBC series Celebrity Cooking Showdown, which she appeared on after winning Miss USA.
She married Heath Altoman in 2008.
She appeared on a Miss USA themed episode of Deal or No Deal with Howie Mandel in 2006.