Shandi Finnessey Biography

(Actress, Model, TV host)

Shandi Finnessey is an American is an American actress, model, TV host. She is married and a mother of two kids.

More about the relationship

Shandi Finnessey is a married woman. She is married to her boyfriend, Ben Higgins on 11 July 2015. Ben was born in Hong Kong.

The couple is now blessed with two children; son Finn Arthur Higgins and daughter Bodhi James Higgins.

Prior, Shandi has a shortlist of her past affairs, including celebrities like August Busch IV (2003), Italo Zanzi (2003), and Ernesto Arguello.

Relationship Facts of Shandi Finnessey

  • Shandi Finnessey is married to Ben Higgins {Compare Couple}.
  • Shandi Finnessey married on July 11, 2015.
  • 💑 Anniversary in 330 days 💑
  • She is mother of Two (Finn Arthur Higgins and Bodhi James Higgins).
  • Shandi Finnessey is not having an affair with anyone presently.
  • Her sexual orientation is straight.

Who is Shandi Finnessey?

Shandi Finnessey is an American is an American actress, model, TV host, and beauty queen. She is best known for winning the crown of Miss Missouri USA and Miss USA 2004.

The lady of all seasons as she has excelled in her all career including acting, hosting as well as modeling.

Shandi Finnessey: Age, Parents, Siblings, Ethnicity

Shandi was born as Shandi Ren Finnessey on 9 June 1978 under the sun sign Gemini. She was born in an American family to parents; father Patrick Finnessey and mother Linda Finnessey.

She was raised in her home town with her siblings; three brothers Shane Finnessey, Damion Finnessey, and Paul Finnessey. She is of American nationality and Caucasian ethnicity.


Regarding her education, Finnessey graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Lindenwood University. Furthermore, while doing her graduation, she did research on androgyny.

She attended McCluer North High School but changed the school in later years. She went to Incarnate Word Academy for junior years and graduated from it in 1996.

Shandi Finnessey: Professional Life, Career

Shandi Finnessey started her career in 1999 by taking part in Miss Missouri, USA. She was placed at the 1st runner up of the competition. After this, she eventually took part in other beauty pageants like Miss Oktoberfest 2000, Miss Missouri 2001, and Miss Missouri USA 2001.

In 2002, she won the title of 2002 Missouri USA. In the same year, she penned a children’s book, The Furrtails for which she  Infinity Publishing’s AWMAD for Authors Who Make a Differencreceivede. Other than that, she won Miss Missouri USA 2004 and Miss USA 2004.

She debuted in the entertainment industry through the 2010 movie Sharktopus. Until now, she has only four acting credits. She has appeared in films; Piranhaconda, Garbage, and Bachelorette Party Massacre.

Moreover, Shandi has hosted Lingo and Playmania of Game Show Network as well as The Ultimate Blackjack Tour, CBS.

Awards, Nominations

She is the winner of the three beauty pageants. She was Miss Missouri 2002, likewise, Miss Missouri USA 2004. Furthermore, she is also The Miss USA 2004.

Shandi Finnessey: Rumors and Controversies

She has maintained a good relationship with all other people in her personal and professional life. And so she hasn’t been in any rumors and controversies.

Net Worth, Salary

As of 2022, Shandi Finnessey has estimated net worth in between $500 thousand to $1 million various online sources reported. Although there are various speculations regarding her net worth, the personality herself has not talked on the topic.

Finnessey mainly earns her net worth from her career as an actress, a model, and TV Host. Though her exact salaries are not out, an actress averagely earns approximately $50,180 per annum. Likewise, a model makes around $42,000 per annum, $39.84 per hour, and a TV host collects a $55,000 salary per year. As she is an experienced one, she surely earns way more than that of average.

With her whopping net worth, she is surely living a lavish lifestyle in a house worth thousands of dollars and few luxury cars inside her garage.

She is also somehow involved in charity. Once in August 2010, she also appeared in an episode of Minute to win it. Here the ten beauty pageant winner compete for $100,000 to $1,000,000 which could be used for their chosen charities.

Body Measurements: Height, Weight

Shandi Finnessey stands with a height of 5 feet 11 inches (1.80 m). Likely the actress weighs around 57 kgs (126 pounds). And she has blonde colored hair and blue colored eyes.

Social Media

She is active on different social media platforms. She is active on Instagram and has more than 15.3K followers. Likely, she also uses Twitter and has over 12K followers.


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