Misty volunteered with Girls Inc., which is a mentoring program for underprivileged girls.
Misty was a modeling instructor at the Barbizon Modeling School.
Misty modeled for the Dallas Modeling Group.
Misty was the first person in her family to go to college.
Misty's experiences with beauty pageants started when she was 15, as her basketball team entered her in the Miss Central Texas Teen USA Pageant, which she won.
Misty's favorite non-alcoholic drink is green tea.
Misty's favorite alcoholic drink is a good red wine or a Cabernet.
Misty's favorite candy bar is a 3 Musketeers.
Misty's favorite snack food is Twizzlers.
Misty's favorite books are Catch 22 by Joseph Heller, and Dan Brown's books.
Misty's favorite magazines are Newsweek, Maxim, and the Victoria's Secret Catalogue.
Misty's favorite video game is Lord of the Rings for the Sony Playstation.
On Survivor: Exile Island, Misty was hesitant to reveal her career (engineer) in fears that the other castaways would be intimidated by her intellect. It turns out her fears were well founded.
Misty was the first person ever exiled to Exile Island in her season of Survivor.
Her favorite type of cookie is oatmeal chocolate chip.
Her favorite fruit is the peach.
Her favorite type of music is Rock.
Her favorite actors are Pierce Brosnan, Hilary Swank, and Charlize Theron.
Her favorite TV shows are Survivor and 24.
Her favorite outdoor activities are rafting and tubing.
Her favorite sports team is the Dallas Mavericks.
Her favorite sports are basketball and volleyball.
Her favorite board game is chess.
Her favorite flowers are yellow roses.
Her favorite scents are vanilla and cinnamon.
Her favorite color is purple.
Misty's favorite movie is Gone with the Wind.
Misty was the third person voted off of Survivor: Exile Island.
Misty won the title of Miss Texas Teen USA 1999.
Misty: I often feel that people look at me as a pretty woman and not as intelligent. That is a common stereotype of beauty queens. We [women engineers] show the world we can be feminine and work in technical fields at the same time.
Misty: It is hard growing up as a woman. To go and compete in these pageants and see so many sophisticated and intelligent women is empowering.
Misty: I know what I want in life, and I am willing to work as hard as it takes to get it.