Kari Ann Peniche

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Kari Ann Peniche Williams
Kari Ann Peniche 2009.jpg
Peniche at the Bench Warmer "Back To School" Party in Hollywood
August 28, 2009
Born (1984-03-20) March 20, 1984 (age 33)
San Diego, California
Spouse(s) Justin Williams (2011–present)
Children 2
Modeling information
Height 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)
Eye color Brown

Kari Ann Peniche Williams (born March 20, 1984) is a former actress and entertainer from Fairview, Oregon. She has held the Miss Oregon Teen USA and Miss United States Teen titles. Currently, Kari Ann Williams is the owner of DAF House and lives with her husband Justin Williams and two children in an idyllic Southern California home. .

Early life and modeling career[edit]

Kari Ann Williams attended a modeling class at age twelve and by age 16, Williams won a six-week contract to model in Korea. She returned for another six-week stint at age 18.[1]

Williams attended Portland Lutheran High School in Gresham, Oregon, where she was a cheerleader.[2] She graduated in 2002, and later attended Portland State University[1] and took classes through UCLA Extension.[3] In a 2008 interview with Steppin' Out magazine, Williams reported that she was sexually abused as a minor, teenage model, and beauty queen; also physically abused by a former boyfriend. Never a victim Williams is currently writing a book to help empower other victims of abuse.


Kari Ann Williams is a mother, wife, former Miss United States, and owner of DAF House, a luxury furniture, decor, and art firm based in Studio City, California. In between balancing her business and philanthropic efforts Williams dedicates her time to her two beautiful children and loving husband. DAF House was launched in 2016 and has sense grown into a major force in the home decor and furniture industry. Williams company specializes in creative and organic projects, as well as artistic works that reflect the wild, fiery heart of DAF House’s principal creator and founder. Themes range between Hollywood, Celebrity, Pop Culture, Gothic, Cartoon, Opulence, Fashion, Fairytale, Feminism, Rock & Roll, and Native American, as they sport dark fabrics and brilliant jewel tones hand-painted into the woods. Crafted wholly unique from inception to completion, all DAF House chairs are 100% handmade in the US.

Personal life[edit]

Kari Ann lives with her husband and two children in an idyllic Southern California home. Williams dedicates much of her time to philanthropic work as well as business DAF House.


  1. ^ a b Briggs, Kara (December 22, 2003). "Fairview teen has dream past national pageant crown". The Oregonian. 
  2. ^ Crawford, Libby (June 4, 2002). "Miss Teen USA State Pageants 2002 Nebraska to Oregon". Turn For The Judges. Archived from the original on June 9, 2002. Retrieved 2009-08-24. 
  3. ^ Finn, Natalie; Ken Baker (August 22, 2009). E! Online http://www.eonline.com/uberblog/b141055_kari_ann_peniche_sex_addict_yes_madam_no.html.  Missing or empty |title= (help)

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Preceded by
Sarah Warner
Miss Oregon Teen USA
Succeeded by
Tami Farrell