Shandi Finnessey

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Biography

  • Birth Place: Florissant, MO
  • Profession: Model; game-show host
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Shandi Finnessey 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.
  • Shandi Finnessey Relationships:
  • Patrick Finnessey - Father
  • Shane Finnessey - Brother
  • Damion Finnessey - Brother
  • Italo Zanzi - Ex-significant Other
  • Paul Finnessey - Brother
  • Linda Finnessey - Mother
  • Mildred Finnessey - Grandmother
  • Fern Miller - Grandmother
  • College:
  • Lindenwood University, St. Charles, MO (BS in Psychology, 1999)

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