|Beauty pageant titleholder|
April 22, 1986
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Title(s)||Miss South Dakota USA 2007|
|Miss USA 2007|
Heffernan won the Miss South Dakota USA 2007 title in a state pageant held in Watertown, South Dakota on November 12, 2006. It was her second attempt at a Miss USA state title, as she placed second runner-up to Dottie Cannon in the Miss Minnesota USA 2006 pageant the previous year. Her sister titleholder is Kari Schull, Miss South Dakota Teen USA 2007. Heffernan competed in the Miss USA 2007 pageant which was broadcast live from the Kodak Theatre in 2007. She attempted to be the first delegate from South Dakota to place in the pageant since 1974.
Heffernan is only the third Miss South Dakota USA to come from Brookings, where she is a psychology major at South Dakota State University. The most recent was Jessica Lawrence, who held the 2003 title. Heffernan graduated from Minnesota's Delano High School in 2004.
- Fier, Jill (2006-11-19). "Miss SD-USA an SDSU coed". Brookings Register. Retrieved 2006-11-23.
- Gueningsman, Ryan. "Delano's Suzie Heffernan crowned Miss South Dakota USA". Retrieved 2006-11-26.
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