Kim Mullen

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Kimberly Mullen
Born California, U.S.
Known for Miss Ohio USA 2002 (winner)
Miss USA 2002
Television Survivor: Palau

Kimberly D Mullen (born in California and later based in Huber Heights, Ohio) is a former model and beauty queen who has competed in the Miss USA pageant. She has also participated in the reality television show Survivor: Palau.


Mullen earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Ohio State University in international studies, psychology, and political science.[1][not in citation given] During college, Mullen was a member of Delta Delta Delta and fashion model working in such places as Miami, New York City, Atlanta, and Europe. Following graduation, Mullen furthered her studies at Wright State University while working as a government contractor for H.J. Ford/Department of Defense before moving to LA and NYC. She earned her master's degree from NYU.


Mullen won the Miss Ohio USA 2002 title and Miss Photogenic award when she competed in the Miss Ohio USA pageant as Miss Dublin USA in the Miss Ohio USA 2002 pageant held on November 18, 2001.

Mullen went on to represent Ohio in the Miss USA 2002 pageant broadcast live from Gary, Indiana in March 2002 in the nationally televised pageant.


Mullen competed on Survivor: Palau, as a member of the ill-fated Ulong tribe.[2] At first, she did not have any trouble in the game, being the star in the first challenge. Later, the lack of food and water brought about weakness and some of her tribe members accused her of being lazy.[3] She received a stay of execution on two counts when Ashlee Ashby and Jeff Wilson left. Although the tribe managed to rebound from a considerable deficit, they still lost. Mullen was voted out.[4] Mullen's fellow Palau castmate Janu Tornell had also previously competed at Miss USA, having held the title Miss Nevada USA 1989.


  1. ^ "Miss Ohio: 'Like one of the guys'". The Lantern. 2002-01-10. Retrieved 2007-02-25. 
  2. ^ Bird, Rick (2005-02-17). "Former Miss Ohio has Brains, Beauty, but is she a Survivor?". The Cincinnati Post. 
  3. ^ "Miss Ohio out". The Cincinnati Post. 2005-03-11. 
  4. ^ "Kim Blames James: Former Miss Ohio On What Went Wrong On 'Survivor: Palau'". CBS News. 2005-03-11. Retrieved 2007-02-25. 

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Preceded by
Amanda Canary
Miss Ohio USA
Succeeded by
Candace Smith