Lisa Forbes

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Lisa Forbes
Beauty pageant titleholder
Born Lisa Marie Forbes
(1981-05-05) May 5, 1981 (age 35)
Olathe, Kansas
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Hair color Brown
Eye color Blue
Title(s) Miss Kansas USA 2004
Miss USA 2004

Lisa Marie Forbes (born May 5, 1981) is an American beauty queen who competed in the Miss USA pageant and went on to compete at Miss Earth 2007.



Forbes was crowned Miss Kansas USA 2004 on November 30, 2003, in Wichita, Kansas.[1] She had previously competed in the pageant for five consecutive years, winning the interview award three times. She was a semi-finalist in 2003 and 2002, third runner-up in 2001 and a non-finalist in 2000. Forbes represented the "Sunflower State" at the Miss USA 2004 pageant in Los Angeles, California on April 12, 2004. The Miss USA 2004 Pageant was televised live on NBC. In late 2004 she gave up her crown to the 2005 Miss Kansas USA winner Rachel Saunders.

On August 1, 2007 Forbes won the United States Miss Earth title and will represent the United States at the Miss Earth 2007 pageant. She is the third consecutive former Miss USA State titleholder to hold this position. She competed at Miss Earth 2007 in Philippines but was the first former Miss USA delegate to be unplaced. The previous two titleholders made the cut.

Education and employment[edit]

Forbes was born in Olathe, Kansas and moved to Overland Park at age five.[2] After graduating from Blue Valley Northwest High School[2] attended the University of Kansas where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies.[2] Forbes plans to pursue a career in either public relations or marketing, and claims her dream job would be on television as a television host.[2]

Forbes is passionate about American Quarter Horses, which she grew up riding, showing and training.[2] In October 2000, she represented the Northeast Kansas Quarter Horse Association in the All American Quarter Horse Congress Queen's Contest in Columbus, Ohio.[2]

In 2006 Forbes appeared on the Paris edition of reality television show The Bachelor, but was eliminated in the first round.[3] She was working as an IT recruiter at the time of her participation on the show.[4]

She and Ashley Litton, Miss Missouri USA 2004 own a pageant shop in Shawnee, Kansas.[5]


  1. ^ Hessal-Mial, Maggie (2003-12-24). "New Miss Kansas USA achieves her lifelong goal: Lisa Forbes, a BV Northwest graduate, will compete in Miss USA pageant". Kansas City Star. p. 7. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Official Miss Kansas USA 2004 biography". Archived from the original on 2004-06-03. Retrieved 2006-09-04. 
  3. ^ "FIVE W'S AND AN H: Booted bachelorette ready to get on with life". The Kansas City Star. 2006-01-22. 
  4. ^ "2 Kansas Women Appear On 'Bachelor'". KMBC-TV. 2006-01-09. Retrieved 2007-08-02. 
  5. ^ Bower, Caroline (2006-09-13). "Gown store caters to pageant competitors". The Shawnee Dispatch. Retrieved 2007-08-02. 

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Preceded by
Amanda Pennekamp
Miss Earth United States
Succeeded by
Jana Murrell
Preceded by
Alicia Cabrera
Miss Kansas USA
Succeeded by
Rachel Saunders