Kimberly Pressler

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Kimberly Pressler
Beauty pageant titleholder
Born Kimberly Ann Pressler
(1977-05-21) May 21, 1977 (age 37)
Las Vegas Township, Nevada, U.S.
Hometown Frankville, New York, U.S.
Occupation Sports Reporter
Businesswoman
Beauty queen
Title(s) Miss New York Teen USA 1994
Miss New York USA 1999
Miss USA 1999
Major
competition(s)
Miss New York Teen USA 1994
(Winner)
Miss Teen USA 1994
Miss New York USA 1999
(Winner)
Miss USA 1999
(Winner)
Miss Universe 1999

Kimberly Pressler (born May 21, 1977) is an American sports reporter, businesswoman, and former Miss USA[1] who is currently on ESPN covering the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA),[2] and in June 2013 was seen side-line reporting the Red Bull X Fighters series on FUEL TV from Osaka, Japan. Ms. Pressler has been featured in People Magazine,[3] TIME,[4] and voted one of Stuff Magazine.[5]’s “101 Sexiest Women in the World.” Additionally, Pressler is also Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Dane Herron Industries, an award-winning, California-based company that specializes in the construction of dirt bike parks, skateparks, track building, event production and stunt coordinating, world-wide.[6]

Early life[edit]

Pressler was born in Las Vegas, Nevada to Staff Sergeant Stan Pressler (Air-Force, Retired)[7] and homemaker Michelle Pressler (Kulczyk). While Miss Pressler’s father was an active Airman, she spent her early childhood living the military life in Nevada, California, and Germany before ultimately residing in Western New York where Kimberly completed her schooling, graduating from Ten Broeck Academy of Franklinville.[8]

Kimberly continued her education attending Clarion University of Pennsylvania [9] where she majored in International Business before moving on to working full-time for the Department of Energy (DOE) at a nuclear facility in Upstate New York[10] (West Valley Demonstration Project, a division of Westinghouse, http://www.wv.doe.gov/).

Pageant History[edit]

Miss New York Teen USA[edit]

Pressler captured her first state title in 1994[11] as Miss New York Teen USA and went on to represent her state the following August in the nationally televised Miss Teen USA pageant.

Miss New York USA[edit]

In November 1998, Kimberly was crowned Miss New York USA,[12] one of only four women to seize both the Miss New York Teen USA and Miss New York USA titles in both pageants’ histories.

Miss USA[edit]

The following February (1999), Pressler competed at Miss USA 1999, held in Branson, Missouri. There, she became only the fourth woman from her state to win the Miss USA title,[13] beating press favorites Miss Tennessee USA Morgan Tandy High (the eventual 1st runner-up) and Miss California USA Angelique Breaux.[14]

As Miss USA, Kimberly Pressler was an official spokesperson for Breast and Ovarian Cancer Research and helped raise millions for the cause[15] while working closely with the Carol M. Baldwin Research Foundation.[16]

Miss Universe[edit]

In May 1999, Kimberly represented the USA at Miss Universe 1999, held in Trinidad and Tobago, where she failed to place in the semifinals, becoming only the second representative of the USA to not place at Miss Universe.[17]

Post Pageant Involvement[edit]

To date, Miss Pressler stays actively involved in the pageant world. As a former Miss USA, Kimberly was an honorary guest at the 60th Anniversary of the Miss USA Pageant in Las Vegas, Nevada in June 2011.[18] Pressler has also hosted the Miss Massachusetts USA, and Miss Massachusetts Teen USA pageants[19] and regularly judges state pageants for the Miss USA & Miss Teen USA systems.[20] In December 2012, Kimberly was amongst the judges that nominated Erin Brady from East Hampton, Connecticut as Miss Connecticut USA 2013. In June 2013 Erin went on to win the national title of Miss USA 2013.[21]

Business[edit]

Red Bull & Red Bull Formula One[edit]

From 2006-08, Kimberly independently directed talent for the Red Bull Formula Una program[22] on behalf of Red Bull U.S. in the states. For this program, Kimberly traveled across the nation to scout and help select qualified ladies for the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see Formula 1 upclose, personal and on a V.I.P. level. Each race saw 10 girls selected to represent their country or region.

In addition, from 2005–09, Miss Pressler hand selected and managed umbrella and trophy girls for some of the top national motorsports events in the U.S. including, Motocross De Nations, Red Bull Air Race, Super Moto, Moto GP and Supercross.[23]

Dane Herron Industries[edit]

Presently, Kimberly is Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Dane Herron Industries,[24] an award-winning, California-based company that specializes in the construction of dirt bike parks, skateparks, track building, event production and stunt coordinating, world-wide.

Pressler International Inc.[edit]

In 2013, Kimberly added entrepreneur to her resume with the official inception of Pressler International Inc., a talent promoting agency which specializes in event production.

Television[edit]

Within a month of completing her reign as Miss USA, Miss Pressler was hired by MTV Network’s "Senseless Acts of Video"[25] where she not only hosted, but performed stunts for three seasons while she was part of the wildly popular show. During her two years with MTV Networks, she also hosted numerous other shows including “TRL”,[26] "Fast and Famous" and "Becoming".[27] Kimberly was hired by NBC to host "Adrenaline X", an hour long series about extreme sports.[28] Since that time the series has been syndicated world-wide.

From 2004 to 2006 Kimberly hosted and pit reported for both the "WPSA ATV Championships" on ESPN[29] as well as the "WPSA Snowcross Championships" on the SPEED Channel. In addition, Kimberly was the pit reporter/host for the "Red Bull X Fighters" world tour for three seasons (2006-08).[30] She traveled throughout the world hosting the LIVE freestyle motocross competition that routinely brought in crowds of 40,000 fans.[31]

In 2007, Pressler was heard reporting for the Summer X Games XIII for ESPN and ABC.[32] In 2008, Kimberly had the honor of being the only female pit reporter to participate in all three X Games competitions held in the United States that year, beginning with the "Winter X Games" in Aspen, Colorado, "NAVY Moto X Championships" in San Diego, California[33] and again for the "Summer X Games" in Los Angeles. Kimberly can even be seen reporting in ESPN’s theatrically released movie X GAMES 3D.[34] Kimberly reported for X Games until the end of 2008, before departing on maternity leave.[35]

In early 2009, Kimberly was brought on as the host of the "ACIS Fitness National Championships" [1] for FOX College Sports. She again was asked to host/pit report for the "Red Bull X Fighters" world tour in Texas for ABC Sports. In mid-2009 Kimberly was also the pit reporter for ESPN2 and ABC’s Traxxas TORC Series off-road racing coverage. That same year, Miss Pressler was heard co-hosting the onsite coverage of the Red Bull New Year No Limits LIVE, when Travis Pastrana jumped from the Long Beach Pier onto a moving barge in front of 75,000 on-lookers. This was the second time Kimberly had taken part in a Red Bull New Year's Eve event, the previous time in 2007.[36]

In 2010, Miss Pressler signed on to host Truck Academy on the Outdoor Channel for one season. Upon completion of that series Kimberly became the lane side reporter for the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) on ESPN,[37] which she is still covering to date. In late 2012, the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) announced they will be entering their 33rd consecutive season on ESPN.[38]

In June 2013, Miss Pressler was seen covering the Red Bull X Fighters World Tour Series, live from Osaka Japan on FUEL TV, J Sports 3 in Japan, and streaming on www.redbullxfighters.com and www.redbull.tv .

References[edit]

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External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Massachusetts Shawnae Jebbia
Miss USA
1999
Succeeded by
Tennessee Lynnette Cole
Preceded by
Susan Wisdom
Miss New York USA
1999
Succeeded by
Melissa Huggins
Preceded by
Tara Campbell
Miss New York Teen USA
1994
Succeeded by
Renee Griggs