Mercia Lane Lindell is the Miss USA World 2008 winner.
Mercia was sent at the last minute to represent USA at the Miss World 2008 contest that will be held at at Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg on December 13, 2008.
Mercia was born and brought up in Tampa, Florida.
Mercia Lane Lindell is a Freshman at the University of Georgia. She aims to be a successful TV journalist. She has said that her greatest achievement was being chosen as a member of the entertainment revue.
Mercia enjoys snow skiing, tennis, volleyball, swimming, riding the wave runner, and hiking in the mountains. She has also danced as part of an entertainment group for 8 years.
Mercia says that her favorite band is Coldplay and her favorite movie is Pearl Harbor.
Her favorite cuisine is Thai; she also enjoys sushi.
She says that her parents wanted to name her Firecracker, since she was born on the 4th of July.
Mercia says that her role models are her parents.
Her personal motto: Treat others the way they would like to be treated.