Shandi FinnesseyCelebrity

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Birth Place: Florissant, MO

Profession: Model, Game-show host

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Fast Facts

  • While working toward her psychology degree at Lindenwood University, conducted research on androgyny that went on to be published in the SEPA academic journal.
  • Wrote a children's book in 2002 titled The Furrtails, which received Infinity Publishing's AWMAD for Authors Who Make a Difference.
  • Was crowned Miss USA in 2004, after which she toured with the USO and traveled around the country as an advocate for cancer research.
  • Has hosted the Game Show Network's Lingo and Playmania, as well as CBS' The Ultimate Blackjack Tour.
  • Was paired with professional dancer Brian Fortuna for the fourth season of ABC's Dancing with the Stars.


  • Shane Finnessey — Brother
  • Damion Finnessey — Brother
  • Italo Zanzi — Ex-significant Other
  • Paul Finnessey — Brother
  • Linda Finnessey — Mother
  • Patrick Finnessey — Father
  • Mildred Finnessey — Grandmother
  • Fern Miller — Grandmother


  • Lindenwood University, St. Charles, MO (BS in Psychology, 1999)

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