|Beauty pageant titleholder|
|Born||Kimberly Danelle Mullen
March 13, 1979
|Title(s)||Miss Ohio USA 2002|
|Miss USA 2002|
Kimberly Danelle Mullen (born March 13, 1979 in California and later based in Huber Heights, Ohio) is a former beauty queen who has competed in the Miss USA pageant. She has also participated in the reality television show Survivor: Palau. Mullen is currently a graduate student at NYU.
Mullen earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Ohio State University in international studies, psychology, and political science. During college, Mullen was a member of Delta Delta Delta and fashion model working in such places as Miami, New York City, Atlanta and Europe. Following graduation, Mullen furthered her studies at Wright State University while working as a government contractor for H.J. Ford/Department of Defense before moving to LA and NYC.
Mullen is presently a Master's Candidate at NYU's Center of Global Affairs in New York City, where she has lived since 2006. As a researcher, recently Mullen conducted investigative research into human trafficking in India, Czech Republic and the US utilizing her past as a Fashion Model and business experience in Finance. An avid traveler and adventurer, Mullen has visited or spent time in over twenty countries throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Africa.
Mullen is a PADI Rescue Diver, Deep Diver and Divemaster Trainee.
Mullen competed in the Miss Ohio USA pageant as Miss Dublin USA in the Miss Ohio USA 2002 pageant held on November 18, 2001, and won the Miss Ohio USA 2002 title and Miss Photogenic award.
Three years later Mullen competed on Survivor: Palau, as a member of the ill-fated Ulong tribe. At first, she did not have any trouble in the game, being the star playing in the first challenge. Later, the lack of food and water brought about weakness and some of her tribe members accused her of being lazy. She received a stay of execution on two counts when Ashlee Ashby and Jeff Wilson left. Although the tribe managed to rebound from a considerable deficit, they still lost. Mullen was voted out. Mullen's fellow Palau castmate Janu Tornell had also previously competed at Miss USA, having held the title Miss Nevada USA 1989.
- "Miss Ohio: 'Like one of the guys'". The Lantern. 2002-01-10. Retrieved 2007-02-25.
- Bird, Rick (2005-02-17). "Former Miss Ohio has Brains, Beauty, but is she a Survivor?". The Cincinnati Post.
- "Miss Ohio out". The Cincinnati Post. 2005-03-11.
- "Kim Blames James: Former Miss Ohio On What Went Wrong On 'Survivor: Palau'". CBS News. 2005-03-11. Retrieved 2007-02-25.
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