Candace Smith

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Candace Smith
Born Candace Elizabeth Smith[1]
Dayton, Ohio, U.S.
Known for Miss Ohio USA 2003 (winner)
Miss USA 2003
Television Survivor: Tocantins

Candace Elizabeth Smith is an American lawyer, actress, model, and beauty queen from Dayton, Ohio. Smith was a contestant on Survivor: Tocantins.

Miss USA[edit]

Candace won the title of Miss Ohio USA 2003 in Portsmouth, Ohio.[1] Smith went on to represent Ohio in the Miss USA 2003 in San Antonio, Texas. As Miss Ohio USA 2003, Candace dedicated her time to several charities including the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Artemis House (women’s shelter) and the USO.

Acting career[edit]

She was one of "Barker's Beauties" on The Price Is Right game show.[2] She went on to have roles on Fox's Method & Red, HBO's Entourage and NBC's Joey. In 2006 she had a role in the Broken Lizard comedy Beerfest. She worked with Broken Lizard again in The Slammin' Salmon in which she plays the sister of Michael Clarke Duncan and in The Babymakers. She appeared in David Ayer's End of Watch, as a distressed mother who receives help from Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña. Her most recent film is Gimme Shelter written and directed by Ron Krauss, starring Rosario Dawson, Brendan Fraser and Vanessa Hudgens. She continues to model in national commercial and print campaigns.

Survivor: Tocantins[edit]

In 2009, Smith was cast as one of 16 contestants on Survivor: Tocantins. Smith was placed on the Timbira tribe. During her stay, she attempted to lobby to eliminate Benjamin "Coach" Wade. However, her attempts backfired on her, and she was unanimously voted out after 6 days.

Legal career[edit]

Candace Smith attended the University of Dayton on a full academic scholarship and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a minor in Communications. During this time, she completed a Communications and Marketing program at the University of London. Candace attended law school at Northwestern University School of Law in Chicago. After passing the Ohio Bar exam in 2002,[1][2] Candace began practicing commercial real estate law at the largest law firm in Ohio. It was during this time she won the title of Miss Ohio USA.


  1. ^ a b c "Cincinnati, OH Resolution 134-2000". 
  2. ^ a b Yarborough, Chuck (2006-02-22). "PeopleWatch Extra!". Retrieved 2007-02-25. 

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Preceded by
Kimberly Mullen
Miss Ohio USA
Succeeded by
Lauren Kelsey Hall