Shawntel Smith

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Shawntel Smith
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Shawntel Smith signing autographs at the Miss America 2008 pageant
Born (1971-09-16) September 16, 1971 (age 49)
EducationMuldrow High School
Northeastern State University
Oklahoma City University
Oral Roberts University
TitleMiss Oklahoma 1995
Miss America 1996
PredecessorHeather Whitestone
SuccessorTara Dawn Holland
Spouse(s)Ryan Wuerch

Shawntel Smith Wuerch (born September 16, 1971) is an American beauty pageant contestant, who was Miss America in 1996. She was born in Muldrow, Oklahoma. She attended Oklahoma City University.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Smith is married to tech executive, Ryan Wuerch. Together, Smith and her husband have 4 sons; Braden, Barrett, Brennan, and Bryson; 2 of which are from Wuerch's previous marriage.[2] Wuerch was previously a board member for the Miss America Organization and is the co-founder and current CEO of DOSH, an, "app that puts money back into the pockets of consumers and businesses alike using breakthrough technology to eliminate wasted spending."[3][4] In May 2017, DOSH and the Miss America Organization announced a sponsorship agreement.[5][6]


  1. ^ Boswell, Sarah (June 5, 2012). "Nine Oklahoma City University students to compete for Miss Oklahoma title". The Oklahoman. Oklahoma City, OK: OPUBCO. Retrieved June 30, 2015. Alt URL
  2. ^ Epperson, Shaun (February 23, 2006). "Oklahoma's former Misses still hits in life after pageant". Tulsa World.
  3. ^ "About Ryan".
  4. ^ "Ryan Wuerch Plans to Build Dosh into a Billion Dollar Company Disrupting the Ad-Tech Market". Silicon Hills. February 23, 2018.
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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Heather Whitestone
Miss America
Succeeded by
Tara Dawn Holland
Preceded by
Tiffany Craig
Miss Oklahoma
Succeeded by
Meighen Bradfield