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|Beauty pageant titleholder|
|Born||Jamie Marie Kern
San Rafael, California, U.S.
|Height||5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)|
|Title(s)||Miss Washington USA 2000|
|Miss USA 2000|
Jamie Marie Kern (born July 16, 1977) is best known as Creator and CEO of It Cosmetics She was also a TV news reporter for several years and prior to that, a contestant on the first season of Big Brother. She has also competed in the Miss USA pageant and won the Baywatch College Search in 1999 where she appeared on an episode of the TV show. She credits that experience to first learning about body makeup.
Kern was born and grew up in San Rafael, California but later moved to Des Moines, Washington. Kern graduated from Washington State University as a member of that University's Honor College and was awarded the President's Award. She maintained a GPA of 4.0 and completed her degree in three years. In 1999 she was the Phi Kappa Phi Senior Scholar of the Year.
Kern graduated with an MBA from Columbia Business School in 2004 where she was also selected by her peers as class speaker at graduation - before working as a field reporter for KNDU until 2006 when she then moved Portland, Oregon where she worked for KPTV. She remains in contact with the Washington pageant system, and hosted the Miss Washington USA 2006 pageant won by Tiffany Doorn of Woodinville.
Kern is currently the Creator and CEO of It Cosmetics - a prestige color cosmetics line for face and body. She launched the line in the United States in 2008 and it is now available in more than 200 beauty boutiques in the US as well as on QVC with expansion into Canada in 2009. It Cosmetics has quickly gained a large number of celebrity fans including many cast members of the TV show Dancing With The Stars who use both their face and body products. Kern has recently made appearances with her products on the TODAY Show, Rachael Ray, Extra! TV and E! News among many others. She also won the Redbook Magazine MVP Most Valuable Product award for 2008 for her Leg Sculpting Kit called Smokin' Hot Legs.
Kern has also lived in and visited several countries including Thailand, Brazil, Mexico, Australia, Italy, France, Japan and Cambodia. She also did live reports from the Vatican City for KNDU in Kennewick on Pope John Paul II's death.
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- "Local Beauty Queen among 'Big Brother' Contestants". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. 2000-07-06. Retrieved 2007-02-23.
- Mendoza, Michael (2000-09-28). "Jamie's exit from house leaves all-male finale.". The Dallas Morning News. Retrieved 2007-02-23.
- Jamie Kern at the Internet Movie Database
- Miss Washington USA official website
- Miss USA 2000 - Article at the Pageant News Bureau discusses Jamie Kern, along with other delegates.
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