Born on March 20, 1984 in San Diego, California, entertainer Kari Ann Peniche is a former beauty queen who held the titles Miss Oregon Teen USA and Miss United States Teen. However, she posed nude for Playboy in 2004 and was stripped of the latter title. Despite that, she has launched a fashion business and appeared on several movies and TV series. She was also known for being part of Celebrity Rehab and Sex Rehab with Dr. Drew.
Kari Ann Peniche was a cheerleader during her time at Portland Lutheran High School in Gresham, Oregon. She graduated in 2001 and continued her studies at Portland State University and UCLA. After her stint on beauty pageants, she hosted the Seattle-based cable television program called Xtreem. She has also been seen on the Boom Boom Huck Jam event, as well as the independent film Small Change.
Peniche has also been involved in controversies like being engaged to singer Aaron Carter for a mere six days. She also had problems with her Celebrity Rehab co-stars Mindy McCready, Tom Sizemore and Heidi Fleiss.