1982 – She was born on the 10th day of September this year in Mission Viejo, California. She attended Trabuco Hills High School. She later gained a BA in Communications from University of Maryland, College Park, in part paid for by the $25,000 she earned in scholarship money by competing in pageants.
2005 – She won second runner-up in Miss Maryland 2005 Beauty Pageant.
2006 – She won the Miss Arkansas USA 2007 title in the state pageant held in Conway, Arkansas on 23rd day of September this year.
2007 – She competed in the Miss USA 2007 pageant which was broadcast live from the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles, California on March 23, 2007. She will be the first active-duty military member to compete in the pageant.