The pageant was won by Chelsea Cooley of North Carolina.After passing on her Montana crown to Jill Mc Lain in late August 2005, Kimmel traveled to Quezon City, Philippines, to participate in the Miss Earth 2005 pageant.Amanda Lee Kimmel (born August 3, 1984) is an American actress, model, beauty queen, and animal rights advocate who has competed in the Miss USA and Miss Earth pageants.Kimmel was the second runner-up contestant on Survivor: China, runner-up Survivor: Micronesia, and later returned for Survivor: Heroes vs. Kimmel set several Survivor records during her three seasons on the show.Kimmel won the Miss Montana USA 2005 title after placing first runner-up in both the 20 pageants.She competed at the Miss USA 2005 pageant held in Baltimore, Maryland in April 2005, but failed to place.As of the reunion show, they were still dating, but they subsequently separated. She was an early target in the game, receiving one vote from Jessica "Sugar" Kiper in the first Tribal Council and three votes from Colby Donaldson, Tom Westman and Stephenie La Grossa in the second Tribal Council.Kimmel eventually made it to the merge, and on Day 30, and became the 12th person voted out and the fourth member of the jury, finishing in ninth place.
She made the top eight in the international pageant, the highest placement by a delegate of the United States in the pageant's five-year history.
In the end Kimmel finished third, behind winner Herzog and second-place finisher Yates, garnering only one jury vote from sixth-place finisher Erik Huffmann.
Kimmel appeared the very next season on Survivor: Micronesia — Fans vs. She was one of ten returning Favorites on the Malakal tribe.
She is one of several Miss USA delegates to have competed on Survivor (Danni Boatwright, Kim Mullen, and Janu Tornell being among the others).
During the season, Kimmel made an alliance with Courtney Yates and Todd Herzog.