Katherine Shindle

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Kate Shindle
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Kate Shindle, at MTV taping of Legally Blonde, September 18, 2007
Born (1977-01-31) January 31, 1977 (age 38)
Toledo, Ohio
Alma mater Northwestern University
Occupation Author, Actress, Public Speaker, AIDS prevention advocate
Title Miss America 1998
Miss Illinois 1997
Predecessor Tara Dawn Holland
Successor Nicole Johnson

Katherine Renee "Kate" Shindle (born January 31, 1977), Miss America 1998 and Miss Illinois 1997, is an American actress, singer, dancer, and AIDS activist. She is the author of the 2014 memoir, Being Miss America: Behind the Rhinestone Curtain, published by the University of Texas Press.[1][2]

Shindle was born in Toledo, Ohio,[3] grew up in Brigantine, New Jersey[1] and attended high school at Bishop Eustace Preparatory School.[4] She was a double major in sociology and theater (with a minor in musical theater) at Northwestern University.[4][1] She has worked as an actress in New York since 1999.[1] Shindle is also a licensed real estate agent.[1] Currently, she is the president of the Actors' Equity Association.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Tara Dawn Holland
Miss America
Succeeded by
Nicole Johnson
Preceded by
Tania Gibson
Miss Illinois
Succeeded by
Ashley Eisenhauer