PHOTOS BIO Samantha Levey The Bachelor 16 contestant, Miss Pacific Palisades 2011

Miss Pacific Palisades 2011 Samantha Levey from The Bachelor

Ben Flajnik has an army of beautiful, attractive women to choose from on the upcoming 16th season of The Bachelor, including two reigning beauty queens! We’ve already profiled Miss Chicago Elyse Myers and now we’d like to introduce you to Miss Pacific Palisades 2011 Samantha Levey.

Samantha Levey sexy lingerie modeling photoSamantha is a California Girl poster child, but this blond haired bombshell isn’t a natural born Californian at all. The 26-year-old was born August 16, 1985 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to the ultra-hip mom and pop duo of John and Bonnie Levey – owners of The Dress Circle boutique. I’ll let Samantha take over from one of her many online profiles:

“I was born and raised in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. When I was a junior in High School I applied early admission for the University of Arizona, was accepted, and had the BEST four years possible. I studied both Media Arts (Film and TV) as well as French. I lived abroad in Paris for a few months as well. After I graduated I moved to LA, and haven’t looked back! Currently I work at an amazing Advertising Agency, which is the most fun and exciting job I could imagine! I love California and never want to leave.”

The “amazing Advertising Agency” she’s talking about is DJ-LA Advertising in Los Angeles where Samantha is an account manager. Prior to that she was a product developer overseas at Labeltex (March 2010 – August 2010), an assistant manager at Bella Marketing (November 2008 – April 2010), an event manager at Bullrun Productions (June 2007 – September 2008), a broadcast intern at a television station (August 2007 – November 2007), and a media and vendor coordinator for her parents’ store The Dress Circle (January 1999 – January 2006).

The Bachelor contestant Samantha Levey bikini photo
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Pro: Judging from Samantha’s photos, her pageant experience has given her tons of self confidence! Something tells me she won’t be going home because she was a wallflower Ben hardly noticed!

Con: That very same over-abundance of self confidence could be a bit much for the rather sedate and mellow Ben.

Heterosexual dude notes: What can I say? Samantha is the kind of woman a heterosexual dude would get into a LOT of trouble for. More than once.

The Bachelor's Samantha Levey party picSamantha Levey from The Bachelor wearing a sexy camouflage dress

We have a bit of a spoilerish scoop about Samantha, but we’ll save it for another post 🙂 Until then, enjoy this brief Q&A from ABC followed by a photo of Samantha Levey meeting The Bachelor Ben Flajnik for the first time. (Her mother pointed out on Facebook that Samantha is wearing a Jenny Packham gown underneath her pageant ribbon.)

Samantha Levey

Age: 26

Occupation: Advertising Account Manager

Education: Graduated from the University of Arizona

Title: Current Miss Pacific Palisades, California 2012

Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – currently lives in Los Angeles, California

Miss Pacific Palisades Samantha Levey sun bathing in a bikini

What is your most embarrassing moment?
Spilled a drink all over my crotch at a house party wearing light denim jeans. Definitely had to live down the jokes for a while.

Do you like to dress up or do you prefer casual attire as a rule?
I love dressing up! Who doesn’t enjoy feeling pretty?

Do you consider yourself romantic and why?
I’m hopelessly romantic. I still believe in Prince Charming and being hopelessly in love.

Tattoo Count: 3

Location: Various locations

What is your ideal mate’s personality like?
A guy’s guy, but very sweet and romantic with the girl he loves. Must have a great sense of humor. I want to always be laughing together.

Samantha Levey meets Ben Flajnik from The Bachelor Season 16 episode 1

Are you a friend of Samantha’s and would like to share some more information, funny stories, or embarrassing yearbook photos? Comment below or drop us a line at starcasmtips (at)!

Candid Photos: Facebook

Most of the professional photos: (Ana Ochoa offers package deals for modeling shots through her website and if these images of Samantha are any indication she is well worth every penny! So if you’re in California and are looking for a photographer, look her up!)

Meeting Ben Flajnik photo: Rick Rowell/ABC Television Group © 2011 Disney

And one last parting shot of Samantha Levey jus as I would like to remember her. Always.

Samantha Levey takes a picture of herself wearing sexy lacy lingerie

You can see Samantha Levey and all the rest of the lovely ladies competing for the heart of Ben Flajnik on The Bachelor Season 16 premiere on ABC January 2, 2012!