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Shandi Finnessey is a 45-year-old American Pageant Contestant from Florissant, Missouri. She was born on Friday, June 9, 1978. Is Shandi Finnessey married or single, who is she dating now and previously?

As of 2023, Shandi Finnessey is married to Ben Higgins.


Shandi Ren Finnessey is an American actress, model, TV host and beauty queen. She is best known for winning the Miss USA title, as Miss Missouri USA. She previously held the title of Miss Missouri 2002 and competed in Miss America, where she won a preliminary award. She placed as first runner-up at the Miss Universe 2004 competition. She is one of three women to have been both Miss Missouri USA and Miss Missouri and the only Missourian to have been Miss USA. Her first runner-up finish at Miss Universe was the best placement in the 2000s and was the best United States placement between Brook Mahealani Lee’s Miss Universe 1997 competition victory and Olivia Culpo’s Miss Universe 2012 pageant win. After being a teenage victim of verbal bullying, she earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in psychology from Lindenwood University.

Real Name
Shandi Ren Finnessey
Pageant Contestant
Place of Birth
Florissant, Missouri
Date of Birth
June 9, 1978 (age 45)
Birth Sign
Marital Status
Ben Higgins

Fun Fact: On the day of Shandi Finnessey’s birth, "You're The One That I Want" by John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John was the number 1 song on The Billboard Hot 100 and Jimmy Carter (Democratic) was the U.S. President.

Shandi Finnessey’s husband is Ben Higgins. They got married in 2013. Shandi had at least 4 relationship in the past. Shandi Finnessey has not been previously engaged. She and her three brothers grew up in Missouri as the children of Linda and Patrick Finnessey. She was briefly romantically involved with both Anheuser-Busch beer heir and CEO August Busch IV and with sports attorney and businessman Italo Zanzi. According to our records, she has 2 children.

Shandi Finnessey’s husband

Shandi Finnessey Husband
Ben Higgins

Shandi Finnessey’s husband is Ben Higgins. Ben Higgins was born in Warsaw, IN and is currently 35 years old. He is a American Reality Star. The couple started dating in 2013. They’ve been together for approximately 10 years, 4 months, and 27 days.

Cast as the 20th lead of ABC’s The Bachelor, Higgins finished as the third runner-up on the season The Bachelorette that immediately preceded his Bachelor season.

Shandi Finnessey’s husband is a Aries and she is a Gemini.

According to Chinese Zodiac, Shandi was born in the Year of the Horse. People born in the Year of the Horse are seen as warm-hearted and easygoing. Independence is one of their greatest strengths, but sometimes they're overly frank with others.

Shandi Finnessey has a ruling planet of Mercury.

Like many celebrities and famous people, Shandi keeps her love life private. Check back often as we will continue to update this page with new relationship details. Let’s take a look at Shandi Finnessey past relationships, exes and previous hookups.

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Past Relationships

She has not been previously engaged. Shandi Finnessey has been in relationships with Ernesto Arguello (2013), August Busch IV (2006) and Dr. Scott Jacob Fudemberg. We are currently in process of looking up more information on the previous dates and hookups.

About Shandi Finnessey

Shandi Finnessey was born on the 9th of June, 1978 (Generation X). Generation X, known as the "sandwich" generation, was born between 1965 and 1980. They are lodged in between the two big well-known generations, the Baby Boomers and the Millennials. Unlike the Baby Boomer generation, Generation X is focused more on work-life balance rather than following the straight-and-narrow path of Corporate America.

Shandi was born in the 1970s. The 1970s were an era of economic struggle, cultural change, and technological innovation. The Seventies saw many women's rights, gay rights, and environmental movements.

Shandi Finnessey is popular for being a Pageant Contestant. Known for her beauty pageant titles of Miss USA 2004, Miss Missouri USA 2004, and Miss Missouri 2002, she was also the first runner-up in the 2004 Miss Universe competition. She went on to host several programs on the Game Show Network. She and television personality Carson Kressley were co-presenters of the 2006 Miss Universe pageant (held in Los Angeles, California).

Shandi Finnessey’s Spouse
Ben Higgins
Started Dating

The 45-year-old American was born in the Year of the Horse and is part of Generation X generation

Shandi Ren Finnessey attended Incarnate Word Academy., Batchelor Of Science., 1996 and Lindenwood University., Degree In Counselling., 1999.

Shandi Finnessey Facts

What is Shandi Finnessey marital status?


Is Shandi Finnessey gay?


Who is Shandi Finnessey husband?

Ben Higgins

Does she have any children?

Shandi Finnessey has 2 children.

When did Shandi Finnessey start dating Ben Higgins?

Shandi started seeing Ben Higgins in 2013.

Is Shandi Finnessey having any relationship affair?

According to our records, no.

Was Shandi Finnessey ever been engaged?

Shandi Finnessey has not been previously engaged.

How rich is Shandi Finnessey?

Discover the net worth of Shandi Finnessey from CelebsMoney

Shandi Finnessey’s birth sign is Gemini and she has a ruling planet of Mercury.


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