Amanda Pennekamp

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Amanda Pennekamp
Beauty pageant titleholder
Pennekamp competing in swimsuit at Miss Earth 2006
Born Amanda Helen Pennekamp
(1981-07-17) July 17, 1981 (age 33)
Savannah, Georgia, U.S.
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Hair color Brown
Eye color Brown
Title(s) Miss South Carolina USA 2004
Miss Earth USA 2006
Miss USA 2004 (1st runner-up)
Miss Earth 2006 (Top 16)

Amanda Helen Pennekamp is a former beauty queen from Columbia, South Carolina who has competed in the Miss USA and Miss Earth pageants.

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,[1] is a member of the Alpha Xi Delta sorority.[1] The college established the Pennekamp Scholarship for the Performing Arts in her honor.[2]

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.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Spring 2004 Quill - Sister Profiles". Alpha Xi Delta. 2004. Retrieved 2007-03-19. [dead link]
  2. ^ Newberry College, Class Notes, page 3 (accessed 2006-09-06)
  3. ^ Patrick Talent Agency, personality profile (accessed 2006-09-06)

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Preceded by
Anna Hanks
Miss South Carolina USA
Succeeded by
Sarah Medley
Preceded by
Amanda Kimmel
Miss Earth USA
Succeeded by
Lisa Forbes