|Beauty pageant titleholder|
Pennekamp competing in swimsuit at Miss Earth 2006
|Born||Amanda Helen Pennekamp
July 17, 1981
Savannah, Georgia, U.S.
|Height||5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)|
|Title(s)||Miss South Carolina USA 2004
Miss Earth USA 2006
|Miss USA 2004 (1st runner-up)
Miss Earth 2006 (Top 16)
Pennekamp won the Miss South Carolina USA 2004 title in late 2003 and represented South Carolina in the Miss USA 2004 pageant held in Hollywood, California in April 2004. She placed first runner-up to Shandi Finnessey of Missouri in the nationally televised pageant, the state's highest placement since Lu Parker won the Miss USA title in 1994.
In August 2006 Pennekamp won the first Miss Earth USA pageant and succeeded Amanda Kimmel as the United States' representative at the Miss Earth pageant. The pageant took place in Manila, Philippines on November 26, 2006. She made the top 16 and also placed in the top 15 preliminary swimsuit competition.
Pennekamp, who studied theatre and speech communications at Newberry College, is a member of the Alpha Xi Delta sorority. The college established the Pennekamp Scholarship for the Performing Arts in her honor.
She is currently living in Columbia, South Carolina and working as a model and Host of The V Fixxx for the Vegas Entertainment Network. Also, she is an instructor for Gowns and Crowns which is the basis for the show King of the Crown. She is married to another former model Brian Bluestein and they welcomed their first child a son Tanner McClellan Bluestein on March 8, 2012. She is one of many former and current beauty queens represented by the Patrick Talent Agency.
- Miss South Carolina USA official website
- Miss USA official website
- Amanda Pennekamp's Interview on MUSICandMODELING.com
|Miss South Carolina USA
|Miss Earth USA