Miss Teen USA 2005, she became a rising star on CBS Sports Network's commentary show Lead Off.
After winning the Miss Teen USA contest she got a modeling contract and a scholarship to the School for Film and Television in New York City.
She majored in broadcast journalism in college, with the goal of becoming a sports reporter.
Her mother was also a beauty queen and was crowned Miss Ohio USA in 1977.
She had a guest appearance on the soap opera Passions, which also starred Molly Stanton.