Jennifer Murphy

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Jennifer Murphy
Beauty pageant titleholder
Jennifer Murphy by David Shankbone.jpg
Born Jennifer Murphy
(1979-03-19) March 19, 1979 (age 36)
Medford, Oregon, U.S.
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Hair color Blonde
Eye color Hazel
Title(s) Miss Oregon USA 2004
Miss USA 2004 (Top 10)
Official website

Jennifer Murphy (born March 19, 1979) is CEO and Founder of GoGirl Worldwide Inc, philanthropist, entrepreneur, actress, television personality, film producer, motivational speaker, author and beauty queen.

Murphy grew up in Rogue River, southern Oregon, with her eleven siblings (she is the second oldest among her five sisters and six brothers). She was partially home schooled but also attended Seton High School, from which she graduated in 1996.


Murphy won the Miss Oregon USA title in late 2003, having previously competed in the Miss Oregon system for Miss America. She represented Oregon at the Miss USA 2004 pageant held in April 2004 in the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California. Murphy placed in the top 10 in the pageant, which was won by Shandi Finnessey of Missouri, only the second placement by a delegate from Oregon in over ten years.


Jennifer began working full-time at seventeen, while also completing courses in business and marketing at Rogue Community College and Southern Oregon University. She has continued to work in the advertising, sales and marketing industry for the past ten years. Most of her early working career was spent with Yellow Pages. She became the Phone Directories Company's youngest international advertising manager at age 23, and won the "Manager of the Year Award".[citation needed] At age 21 she purchased her first house. At 23 she became co-owner of a real estate company "Jenco" and pursued the development of subdivision construction and sales.

The Apprentice[edit]

Murphy appeared on the fourth season of The Apprentice. Murphy was "fired" in week 6, along with three others, for being involved in one of the worst defeats in the show's history. The following day, Trump called Murphy and made an offer to hire her even though she didn't win the title of "The Apprentice".[citation needed] After considering two different positions, one in Real Estate and one with The Miss Universe Organization, she declined and instead moved to L.A. to pursue entertainment. Murphy first spoke to Trump about the possibility of appearing on his show when she was competing at the Miss USA pageant. The pageant is part of the Miss Universe Organization which is owned by Trump.[1] In the New York Times, Trump referred to Jennifer Murphy as "One of the most beautiful women I have ever seen."[2]


After appearing on The Apprentice in New York, she moved to Los Angeles, California and successfully pursued a career in entertainment. Murphy appeared in her first feature film Killer Movie, which was released in February 2009, playing the role of Mrs. Falls, the cheerleading coach, and has also appeared on CSI, Access Hollywood, 20/20, Fox, Fox Reality, ABC, CNN, and HNN.


Murphy has remained involved in pageants, hosting the Miss Oregon USA 2006 pageant won by Allison Machado and judging the Miss South Carolina Teen USA 2006 pageant. Machado also hails from Murphy's hometown Medford. She's also been a judge for a Miss Washington, the Miss Oregon 2009 and the Miss Malibu 2010 pageants.

Murphy married Bill Dorfman, a dentist from ABC's reality show Extreme Makeover, on July 7, 2006. They were married at the Trump National Golf Club in Los Angeles.[3] She filed for divorce on July 9, 2007 after one year of marriage.[4]


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Preceded by
Myah Moore
Miss Oregon USA
Succeeded by
Jessica Carlson