Candace Smith

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Candace Smith
Born Candace Elizabeth Smith[1]
(1977-02-01) February 1, 1977 (age 40)
Dayton, Ohio, U.S.
Known for Miss Ohio USA 2003 (winner)
Miss USA 2003
Television The Millionaire Matchmaker

Candace Elizabeth Smith is an American lawyer, actress, model, and beauty queen from Dayton, Ohio. Smith was a contestant on Survivor: Tocantins.

Early life[edit]

Smith was born in Dayton, Ohio, and is a graduate of Chaminade-Julienne High School. Her godfather was Ohio State Representative C.J. McLin.[2]

Legal career[edit]

Smith attended the University of Dayton on a full academic scholarship and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a minor in Communications. During this time, she completed a Communications and Marketing program at the University of London. Smith attended law school at Northwestern University School of Law in Chicago. After passing the Ohio Bar exam in 2002,[1][3] Smith began practicing commercial real estate law at the largest law firm in Ohio. It was during this time she won the title of Miss Ohio USA.

Miss Ohio USA[edit]

Smith won the title of Miss Ohio USA 2003 in Portsmouth, Ohio.[1] Smith went on to represent Ohio in the Miss USA 2003 in San Antonio, Texas. As Miss Ohio USA 2003, Smith dedicated her time to several charities including the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Artemis House (women's shelter) and the USO.

Acting career[edit]

She was one of "Barker's Beauties" on The Price Is Right game show.[3] She went on to have roles on Fox's Method & Red, HBO's Entourage and NBC's Joey. In 2006 she had a role in the Broken Lizard comedy Beerfest. She worked with Broken Lizard again in The Slammin' Salmon in which she plays the sister of Michael Clarke Duncan and in The Babymakers. She appeared in David Ayer's End of Watch, as a distressed mother who receives help from Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña. In her most recent film, Smith plays the lead female role in "My Father, Die" written and directed by Sean Brosnan and produced by Pierce Brosnan. In the film Gimme Shelter Smith plays Marie Abeanni, an African social worker, starring opposite Rosario Dawson and Vanessa Hudgens. She continues to model in national campaigns.

The Millionaire Matchmaker[edit]

In 2014, Smith joined Bravo's 8th season of The Millionaire Matchmaker as the Director of Recruiting working with Patti Stanger. The premiere episode of the 8th season was the most watched in the history of the series with 1.5 million viewers. The 15 episode season is an all celebrity season with a new format.


  1. ^ a b c "Cincinnati, OH Resolution 134-2000" (PDF). 
  2. ^ Moss, Khalid (December 22, 2002). "Miss Ohio is Lifelong Achiever". Dayton Daily News. p. E3. 
  3. ^ a b Yarborough, Chuck (2006-02-22). "PeopleWatch Extra!". Retrieved 2007-02-25. 

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Preceded by
Kimberly Mullen
Miss Ohio USA
Succeeded by
Lauren Kelsey Hall