Jennifer Murphy
Born
Jennifer Murphy

(1979-03-19) March 19, 1979 (age 42)
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Spouse(s)
Bill Dorfman
(m. 2006⁠–⁠2007)
Beauty pageant titleholder
TitleMiss Oregon USA 2004
Hair colorBlonde
Eye colorBrown
Major
competition(s)
Miss USA 2004 (Top 10)

Jennifer Murphy (born March 19, 1979) is an American YouTube personality and former beauty pageant contestant. She was a top-ten finalist at Miss USA 2004.[1]

Early life

Jennifer Murphy was born on March 19, 1979, in Medford, Oregon. Murphy grew up as the second oldest of 12 children in Rogue River, a city in southern Oregon. She was partially home schooled but also attended Seton High School, from which she graduated in 2006.

Career

Murphy is Founder and CEO of GoGirl Worldwide, an organization to empower girls and women globally through multi-media and live events. She is also the Founder of GoGirl Worldwide Magazine, a digital magazine to empower women. Murphy is also the co-owner of Viral Video Media Group, and has garnering several hundred million views collectively. She is the producer of GoGirl SuperHero Series, GoGirl Entrepreneur and many other projects and with the emphasis on showcasing the "Joy In Giving" and with a focus on empowerment.[2]

Pageants

Murphy won the Miss Oregon USA title in late 2003,[3] having previously competed in the Miss Oregon system for Miss America. She represented Oregon at the Miss USA 2004 pageant held in April 2004 in the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California. Murphy placed in the top ten in the pageant, which was won by Shandi Finnessey of Missouri, only the second placement by a delegate from Oregon in over ten years.[citation needed]

Murphy has remained involved in pageants, hosting the Miss Oregon USA 2006 pageant, and judging the Miss South Carolina Teen USA 2006 pageant. She has also been a judge for the Miss Washington pageant, the Miss Oregon pageant 2009 and the Miss Malibu 2010 pageants.[citation needed]

Television projects

Murphy was selected from 1.2 million candidates to appear on the fourth season of The Apprentice. Murphy was "fired" in week 6, but ultimately given job offers by Donald Trump. Murphy first spoke to Trump about the possibility of appearing on his show when she was competing at the Miss USA pageant. The pageant is part of the Miss Universe Organization which is owned by Trump.[4] In the New York Times, Trump referred to Murphy as "one of the most beautiful women I have ever seen."[5]

In October 2016, Murphy told Grazia that Trump had offered her job interviews a day after she had left The Apprentice. As she was leaving after an interview, a newly married Trump kissed her on the lips, which took her by surprise. Murphy said she ultimately declined his job offer, and that she would still vote for Trump in the 2016 election.[6]

After appearing on The Apprentice in New York, she relocated to Los Angeles, California and pursued a career in entertainment. Murphy appeared in her first short film Someone to Love, which went on to win eleven Laurels in Academy-qualifying and international festivals.[citation needed] Murphy appeared in her first feature film Killer Movie, playing the role of Mrs. Falls, and appeared in an episode of CSI, playing the role of "Dream Girl". Murphy has also been featured on Access Hollywood, 20/20, CNN, ABC, Fox, Fox Reality and Inside Edition.[citation needed]

Controversy

In April 2016, Murphy uploaded a video on her YouTube channel performing her song "I want to be NEENJA!" at a private party promoting her line of Murphy beds. In July 2016, Murphy removed the YouTube video and released an apology on Facebook after the video was widely shared on social media criticizing Murphy for her impersonation of a Japanese accent and lyrics about Asian stereotypes.[7] Despite the removal of the video and apology, the song and references to the song can still be found in other videos uploaded to her YouTube channel.[8][9] The video was re-uploaded on January 23, 2021.[10]

Personal life

Murphy married Bill Dorfman, a dentist from ABC's reality show Extreme Makeover, on July 7, 2006. They were married at the Trump National Golf Club in Los Angeles.[11] She filed for divorce on July 9, 2007, after one year of marriage.[12]

Filmography

Filmography
Year Title Role Notes
2004 Miss USA Herself TV Special; Miss Oregon USA (Top 10)
2005 The Apprentice Herself Contestant; 8 episodes
2007 C.S.I. Dream Girl Episode: "Lab Rats"
2007 Someone to Love Lauren Short film
2008 Killer Movie Mrs. Falls
2012 Four Daughters Jenna Short film

References

  1. ^ "Miss USA & Teen USA 2004 - Teen Contestants - Pageant Planet". www.pageantplanet.com. Retrieved 2020-04-22.
  2. ^ "Jennifer Murphy". The Best You Expo. Retrieved 2020-04-22.
  3. ^ Pollock, Buffy (2003-10-30). "Medford resident wins state crown in USA pageant". Mail Tribune. Archived from the original on 2007-03-10.
  4. ^ "The Apprentice:Donald Trump Official site on Yahoo!". Yahoo!. Archived from the original on December 6, 2006.
  5. ^ Carter, Bill (August 31, 2005). "Trump Redevelops His Own Series". New York Times. Retrieved May 14, 2020.
  6. ^ "Exclusive: 'Married Trump Kissed Me At His Offices'". Grazia. October 10, 2016. Retrieved June 22, 2019.
  7. ^ Drill, Christina (July 16, 2016). "This former 'Apprentice' star's racist ninja song will leave you speechless". revelist.com. Retrieved November 25, 2018.
  8. ^ Jennifer Murphy GoGirl (July 28, 2016). "NEENJA - Time to meet CHOW! (NEVER BEFORE SEEN FOOTAGE!)". youtube.com. Archived from the original on 2021-12-22. Retrieved November 25, 2018.
  9. ^ Jennifer Murphy GoGirl (March 4, 2018). "NEENJA - Early RAVE Reviews!". youtube.com. Archived from the original on 2021-12-22. Retrieved November 25, 2018.
  10. ^ Jennifer Murphy GoGirl (January 23, 2021). "I Want To Be Neenja! Original song by Jennifer Murphy". youtube.com. Archived from the original on 2021-12-22. Retrieved February 26, 2021.
  11. ^ Reality TV World Staff (July 10, 2006). "Ex-'Apprentice' Jennifer Murphy marries 'Extreme Makeover' dentist - Reality TV World - News, information, episode summaries, message boards, chat and games for unscripted television programs". RealityTVWorld.com. Retrieved August 2, 2016.
  12. ^ "Ex-'Apprentice' Jennifer Murphy divorcing 'Extreme Makeover' dentist". Reality TV World. Retrieved 2020-04-22.
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Preceded byMyah Moore Miss Oregon USA 2004 Succeeded byJessica Carlson