She is also well known to television audiences for her appearances on the initial season of Sex Rehab with Dr. Drew, the third season of Celebrity Rehab, and a brief appearance on the second season of Sober House. Peniche won the Miss Oregon Teen USA 2002 title in November 2001. She competed in the Miss Teen USA 2002 pageant but did not place. At the end of her reign she crowned Tami Farrell as the clean Miss Oregon Teen USA. The following year she represented Oregon in the Miss United States Teen pageant, which she won. She was crowned November 10, 2003 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Peniche was considered an unconventional pageant winner, for her fashion and career choices. She was later stripped of her Miss United States Teen title after appearing nude in Playboy magazine. Peniche claimed that there was practically nothing in her contract about not doing nude shoots, and since the issue did not hit stands until after her reign had ended, she did not think there would be an issue.
Peniche has gone on to host Xtreem, a Seattle-based cable television technique featuring local bands and extreme sports, and the Boom Boom Huck Jam event. She acted in Small Alter, an independent film designed in Seattle, and has appeared in other movies and TV shows. She also launched a line of bikinis called “Strung Out” at Portland Fashion Week.
|Name||Kari Ann Peniche|
|Height||5 ft 4 in|
|Date of Birth||20-March-1984|
|Place of Birth||San Diego, California, U.S.|