|Beauty pageant titleholder|
|Born||Leeann Nicole Tingley
August 20, 1981
East Greenwich, Rhode Island[Syracuse, New York], U.S.
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Title(s)||Miss Rhode Island USA 2006|
|Miss USA 2006 (Top 10)|
Tingley won the Miss Rhode Island USA 2006 title in a state pageant held on August 28, 2005. She is no stranger to pageants, having placed 1st runner-up in 2005, 4th runner-up in 2004 and in the semi-finals at Miss Rhode Island Teen USA 1997.
Tingley is originally from East Greenwich, Rhode Island. On April 21, 2006 she competed for the title of Miss USA 2006 in Baltimore, Maryland and placed in the top 10. Leeann was also roommates with Miss USA 2006 Tara Conner.
Tingley graduated from East Greenwich High School in 1999. After leaving high school she initially began an accounting degree from Bryant University, but decided to defer her studies and pursue cosmetology instead. In 2002 she received a Rhode Island License in Cosmetology after completing a course at the Angelo School of Cosmetology and Hair Design. She is currently an independent contractor, with her own fully comprehensive styling and image consulting business. She specializes in multi dimensional hair coloring, and has created her own cosmetic line, LeeannNicole Cosmetics. Leeann is currently back in school, at Rhode Island College, where she is working towards her BSN. Tingley also aims to become a certified personal trainer and one day aims to open her own full service day spa and wellness center.
She is an accomplished skater, joined her first synchronized figure skating team at age nine and competed annually at the United States Figure Skating Precision Team Championships from grade eight. Later she was part of the Rhode Island state team that secured a spot on the USFSA national team, which would go on to compete for the USA in international competitions. The team was also an exhibitioner for the Ice Capades.
In late 2011, she married Gian Carlo Benedetti and later welcomed a son Milan Otto Benedetti in early 2012. Her other hobbies and interests include endurance training, skiing, drawing, photography, running, field hockey and golf.
- Miss Rhode Island returns to local school, The East Greenwich Pendulum, 8 December 2005
|Miss Rhode Island USA