Kathryn Knuttila

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Kathryn Knuttila
Beauty pageant titleholder
Born Kathryn Jo Knuttila[1]
(1986-09-22) September 22, 1986 (age 30)[1]
Detroit Lakes, Minnesota
Education Detroit Lakes High School
McNally Smith College of Music
Hair color Blonde
Eye color Brown
Title(s) Miss Heart of the Lakes 2007
Miss Athens of the South 2008 (TN)
Miss West Metro 2009
Miss Twin Cities 2010
Miss Minnesota 2010
Miss America 2011

Kathryn Jo Knuttila (born September 22, 1986) is a woman from Detroit Lakes, Minnesota who was named Miss Minnesota 2010. She was born to Steven & Joanne Thibodeau Knuttila. She has two sisters named Kimberly and Kari.[1]


She won the title of Miss Minnesota on June 19, 2010, when she received her crown from outgoing titleholder Brooke Kilgarriff. She was also the recipient of the Tracy Joy McBride Quality of Life Award.[2] Her older sister, Kari Knuttila, was Miss Minnesota 2001 and Miss Twin Cities 2001.[3] Knuttila's competition talent is piano. She produced a charity CD featuring 12 original inspirational pieces entitled "Blessed Beyond Measure" to raise funds for the Children's Miracle Network, the official charity of Miss America.[4]


  1. ^ a b c "Minnesota Birth Index, 1935-2002". Ancestry.com. Retrieved November 27, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Kathryn Knuttila Crowned Miss Minnesota 2010". myFox9.com. June 20, 2010. Retrieved 2010-08-30. 
  3. ^ "Kathryn Knuttila Named Miss Minnesota". McNally Smith College of Music. June 22, 2010. Retrieved 2010-08-30. 
  4. ^ ""Blessed Beyond Measure" CD". Kathryn Knuttila. July 24, 2010. Retrieved 2010-08-30. 

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Brooke Kilgarriff
Miss Minnesota
Succeeded by
Natalie Davis