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Miss USA 2014: Candace Kendall, Miss New York

She has modeled in New York, Los Angeles, Canada and Singapore.

Hometown: Rochester

Height: 5’ 8”

Age: 24

Candace Kendall is an accomplished model, dancer and humanitarian. She has modeled in New York, Los Angeles, Canada and Singapore where she has done online, print, event and commercial work. Candace has studied and performed tap, jazz, hip-hop, lyrical, and pointe since she was two years old and her dance team performed at Disney World during her senior year. In college, she became the president of the dance team where she choreographed dances and led forty members.She also graduated magna cum laude earning a bachelor's degree as a double major in finance and accounting.

There are numerous charitable organizations that Candace is involved in, including The American Cancer Society, Gilda's Club, The Multiple Sclerosis Society, C.A.S.H. (creating assets, savings and hope for low-income families), Center for Youth, and Safe Journey, which provides counseling and resettlement support for victims of domestic abuse. Candace is honored to be pursuing her dream of being Miss USA.

Favorite Things

Movie: Peaceful Warrior
Song: "Hero" by Mariah Carey
Sport: Football
Food: Pasta with olive oil, garlic and parmesan cheese

Fun Facts

1. Write and eats with her left hand but is right handed for all sports.

2. Was born in the United States but has ancestors from Holland and the Philippines.

3. President of her college's dance team and could choreograph group dances in just a couple of hours.