Kimberly Gittings

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Kimberly Gittings
Beauty pageant titleholder
Born Kimberly Gittings
August 1988 (age 26–27)
Lilburn, Georgia, U.S.
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Hair color Brown
Eye color Brown
Title(s) Miss Georgia USA 2009
Miss USA 2009, Top 15

Kimberly Gittings (born August 8, 1988) is a beauty queen from Lilburn, Georgia. She was Miss Georgia USA 2009 and she competed in the Miss USA 2009 pageant, placing in the Top 15.


Gittings competed in a number of contests including her school contests: Miss Parkview Freshman Pageant and then she won the Miss Parkview Sophomore pageant. Her success continued and she won the schools Miss Junior title and was then a runner-up as a senior.[1]

In 2005, she placed 1st runner up in the 'Miss Georgia's Most Outstanding Teen' competition.[2] In 2009, she was crowned Miss Georgia USA.[3] Also in 2009, she entered the Miss USA pageant and made it into the last 15.[4]

From 7th grade, Gittings battled anorexia which began after being told by another child that she was 'fat and ugly'. Winning the Miss Parkview Sophomore was the changing point for her and she overcame the disease. In her adult life, Gittings started a non-profit organisation called 'A Hunger for the Right Weigh: Eating Disorder Awareness and Prevention'[1] with the aim to raise awareness of the eating disorder with middle and high school girls.[5]

Gittings has lived in Lilburn, Georgia,[4] since 1999[1] and is a graduate of Parkview High School. She is a classically trained pianist.[1] In 2009 she was studying towards a bachelor's degree in Biology and Speech communication at University of Georgia.[5] She is a cadet in the University of Georgia Air Force ROTC[4] and has hopes of being a physician in the United States Air Force someday.

Gittings is half-Korean, her father a retired Air Force veteran and her mother is from South Korea. She was born in Valdosta and has a younger sister, Kristin.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e Gray, Earl. "A Slice of Life: Climbing Back Up". The Gwinnett Citizen. Retrieved 14 December 2014. 
  2. ^ Ruse, Caroline (28 June 2005). "Local women shine in state pageants". Gwinnett Daily Post. Retrieved 14 December 2014. 
  3. ^ "2010 Miss Georgia USA and Miss Georgia Teen USA crowned". Dalton Daily Citizen. 17 November 2009. Retrieved 14 December 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c "Miss Georgie USA, Kimberly Gittings". UGA Alumni Association. 21 April 2009. Retrieved 14 December 2014. 
  5. ^ a b Marinova, Polina (30 November 2009). "Pageant winner passes off her title". The Red & Black. Retrieved 14 December 2014. 

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Preceded by
Amanda Kozak
Miss Georgia USA
Succeeded by
Cassady Lance