Beauty pageant contestant who earned the titles Miss Grand Lake 2005, Miss Oklahoma 2005 and Miss America 2006. Her focal issue during the 2006 Miss America competition was preventing drunk driving and underage drinking.
She graduated from Jenks High School in 2001, then went on to study elementary education at the University of Oklahoma.
She became the fifth Miss America winner to hail from the state of Oklahoma.
She married Nathan Gooden in 2007.
She succeeded Deidre Downs as Miss America.