Published on May 11, 2011 by Carol
Michelle Banzer also known as Michelle Zen is a model and beauty queen from Louisville, Kentucky who competed in the Miss USA pageant in 2007.
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Banzer won the Miss Kentucky USA 2007 title in a state pageant held in Somerset, Kentucky in November 2006 and was crowned by current Miss USA Tara Conner, who held the Miss Kentucky USA 2006 title. This was Banzer’s fourth attempt at the title, as she was a semi-finalist in the 2004 event, placed first runner-up to Kristen Johnson in 2005 and third runner-up to Tara Conner in 2006. Johnson placed second runner-up at Miss USA 2005 and Conner won the Miss USA 2006 title. Banzer is half-Asian, and the first minority to win this pageant.
Banzer represented Kentucky in the Miss USA 2007 pageant that was held in the spring of 2007 in the Kodak Theater but failed to place. She is a mixture of Vietnamese, Chinese, Mongolian, Russian, German, Cherokee, Indian and Irish.
Birth Name: Michelle Stephanie Banzer
Birthday: December 2, 1982
Birth place: Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.
Ethnicity: Vietnamese, Chinese, Mongolian, Russian, German, Cherokee Indian, Irish