|Beauty pageant titleholder|
February 21, 1984
North Kingstown, Rhode Island, United States
|Height||5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)|
|Title(s)||Miss Rhode Island USA 2005|
|Miss USA 2005|
Paganetti won the Miss Rhode Island USA 2005 title in a state pageant held in late 2004. Although this was her first attempt at the title, she had previously competed in a number of smaller pageants, such as Miss Pre-Teen Rhode Island, Miss Pre-Teen USA, Miss Teen Rhode Island, Miss Providence, and the Miss Rhode Island Model.
Paganetti is a 2002 graduate of North Kingstown High School and has studied Kinesiology at the University of Rhode Island. At the time she won the Miss Rhode Island USA title, she was in the Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps. After passing on her crown to Leeann Tingley and graduating, Paganetti commissioned into the Army as a second lieutenant in 2006. She was deployed with her unit to Iraq in December 2007 to March 2009. During her deployment, Paganetti was promoted to 1st Lieutenant. After returning from deployment, she was promoted to Captain. She is now working for the 11th Signal Brigade in Fort Huachuca, Arizona as the Public Affairs Officer.
- Arel, Steve (2004-11-03). "This beauty queen wears Army boots". Eastern Region ROTC Public Affairs. Retrieved 2006-12-14.[dead link]
- "Student Allison Paganetti is a model soldier". University of Rhode Island Pacer. Retrieved 2006-12-14.
- "ROTC cadet named Miss Rhode Island". The Good 5c Cigar. 2004-10-22. Retrieved 2006-12-12.
- Wenzel, Jan (2005-03-31). "ROTC Cadet Marches to Miss USA Contest". Quad Angles University of Rhode Island. Retrieved 2006-12-14.
- Kuffner, Alex (25 December 2009). "N. Kingstown soldier home for Christmas". The Providence Journal. Retrieved 29 April 2010.
|Miss Rhode Island USA