Kaitlynne Postel

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Kaitlynne Postel
Beauty pageant titleholder
Born Kaitlynne D. Postel
(1986-09-07) September 7, 1986 (age 30)
Miami, Florida, U.S.
Education Hilliard Davidson High School (Hilliard, Ohio)
University of Kentucky
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Hair color Blonde
Eye color Green
Title(s) Miss Monticello 2007
Miss Kentucky 2007
Miss America 2008

Kailynne D. Postel (born September 7, 1986) is an American pageant competitor and vocalist from Lexington, Kentucky who competed in the Miss America pageant in 2008.

Pageant history[edit]

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.

Academic career[edit]

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.

Miss Kentucky[edit]

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.

Miss America[edit]

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.

Scholastic honors[edit]

Other accomplishments[edit]

  • 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

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Rachelle Phillips
Miss Kentucky
Succeeded by
Emily Cox