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Carol Grow

Carol Grow

Carol Ann Hovenkamp-Grow (born May 23, 1971) is a former beauty queen, model, actress, and television personality.

Carol Grow
Carol Ann Hovenkamp

(1971-05-23) May 23, 1971
Other namesCarol Hovenkamp Carbone
Height5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Beauty pageant titleholder
TitleMiss Kansas USA 1994
Hair colorBlonde
Eye colorBlue
Miss USA 1994 (semi-finalist)

Hovenkamp was born in Little Rock, Arkansas. She won the Miss Kansas USA title in 1993 and went on to represent Kansas in the Miss USA 1994 pageant broadcast live from South Padre Island, Texas on February 11, 1994.[1] She became the fourth consecutive delegate from her state to make the top twelve in the pageant, with an average preliminary score that put her eighth.[2] Once the scores were leveled Grow placed twelve in the interview competition and eleventh in swimsuit and evening gown, which gave her an average score placing her eleventh overall.

After this, she modeled for Venus Swimwear for 14 years consecutively. She also hosted Co-Ed Training on ESPN2 and appeared regularly on body shaping. On E-Entertainment she was the host of Search Party and did several "Wild On" episodes as well as various guest appearances on television programs such as Baywatch and General Hospital. Grow Co-Hosted the E!'s 1999 Reality Series Search Party with Scott Lasky. She was also a sideline reporter for the XFL and on Robot Wars: Extreme Warriors. She was ranked #80 on the Maxim Hot 100 Women of 2001.[3]


  1. Blackburn, Anne (1994-02-09). "Miss Kansas-USA about to vie for crown on nationwide TV". The Kansas City Star. Retrieved 2007-02-22.
  2. "South Carolina Teacher wears Miss USA Crown". Wichita Eagle. 1994-02-12. p. 3A. Retrieved 2007-02-22.
  3. "". Maxim Magazine Hot 100 Women of 2001. Archived from the original on July 1, 2012. Retrieved February 10, 2007.

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