Finalist in the Miss USA pageant in 2014 who was invited to compete in the national competition after winning the distinction of Miss Tennessee USA 2014. She has also walked runways for top designers and been featured in magazines as a model.
She earned a diploma from Pine View School for the Intellectually Gifted when she was 16 years old. She taught herself to play guitar, bass, drums and piano.
In addition to modeling, she has worked in charity event planning and is a former circus performer who specialized in flying trapeze.
She is the daughter of actress Audrey Landers and Los Angeles Dodger pitcher Tom Niedenfuer. She and her older sister Lindsey wrote and performed a song together for the children's show The Huggabug Club when Kristy was five years old.
Her aunt is actress Judy Landers.