|Beauty pageant titleholder|
|Born||Kaitlynne D. Postel
September 7, 1986
Miami, Florida, U.S.
|Education||Hilliard Davidson High School (Hilliard, Ohio)
University of Kentucky
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Title(s)||Miss Monticello 2007
Miss Kentucky 2007
|Miss America 2008|
Kaitlynne won the Miss Kentucky 2007 title in a state pageant held in Lexington at the Singletary Center for the Arts on the University of Kentucky campus on July 21, 2007. She competed as Miss Monticello, a local title she won in November 2006. She had also competed in the Miss Lexington Pageant, her first pageant, where she received 3rd runner-up. Kaitlynne's mother Lynne Postel held many Kentucky local titles, and was 1st runner up. In 1982, Lynne was crowned Miss Maryland. Kaitlynne's aunt, Maricia Malone Bell was Miss Kentucky 1978. Her cousin is famed actress, Laura Bell Bundy.
In December 2008, Kaitlynne competed in the Miss Kentucky USA pageant, where she placed 2nd runner up.
Kaitlynne graduated from Hilliard Davidson High School in Hilliard, Ohio, in 2004 and is a student at the University of Kentucky. She is taking a year off from college to fulfill her duties as Miss Kentucky and plans to return in the fall of 2008 to work towards her degree in Speech Therapy.
During the remainder of 2007 she is scheduled to visit schools throughout the state of Kentucky to talk about her platform "Standing Tall and Respecting all." Her platform is about encouraging children to respect each other to help prevent bullying in schools and promote positive self-esteem. In line with her platform, instead of crowning an individual child at the schools she visits, she crowns a teacher to prevent jealousy between students.
Kaitlynne is also the spokeswoman for the Kentucky Department of Agriculture's "No Ifs, Ands, or Butts - It's the Law" program which educates youth about the laws prohibiting the sale of tobacco products to minors and the penalties for breaking the law.
She competed in the Miss America 2008 contest in Las Vegas in 2008. She performed "So Much Better" from Legally Blonde: The Musical, in which her cousin and close friend Laura Bell Bundy was the star.
- 2004 and 2005 University of Kentucky Dean's List
- National Honor Society
- French National Honor Society
- Musical lead roles (Ariel, in Footloose)
- Madrigals a cappella singing group
- Various performances with local and national recording artists
- Top 20 finalist in Pepsi's Pass the Mic competition 2006
- Competed against Roger the Alien for Miss Kentucky 2007 crown
- Kaitlynne Postel on Facebook
- Kaitlynne Postel at the Internet Movie Database
- Kaitlynne Postel on Instagram
- Kaitlynne Postel on Twitter
- Miss Kentucky Official website
- Children's Miracle Network
- Kaitlynne's Page
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