April Scott was born on January 29, 1979, in Poplar Bluff, Missouri, and grew up on a 20-acre farm in a rural part of the Midwestern state. She began entering beauty pageants in her teens, and won the Miss Missouri Peach Queen, her hometown pageant, at the age of 16. Following graduation from high school, she enrolled at a private Christian college in her home state. In 2001, she earned her degree as a theater studies major with a minor in rhetoric.
April Scott has made guest appearances on shows such as CSI: Miami, Entourage and The Shield, she has appeared in the Mötley Crüe music video for “If I Die Tomorrow,” and has graced the covers of Maxim and Fitness RX magazines. In 2006, she became model No.14 on the game show Deal or No Deal, and she played a young Daisy Duke in the 2007 prequel The Dukes of Hazzard: The Beginning.
April Scott's guest appearances on series such as CSI: Miami, Entourage and The Shield did little to increase her profile as an actress, but she received plenty of larger-than-life promotion as a model for several billboard campaigns, including those for Coors Light, Bud Light and The Showbiz Show with David Spade on Comedy Central. Her association with NBC's Deal or No Deal game show, which she appears on regularly, has made her face more familiar to television audiences thanks to the show's high ratings, and she's been giving serious competition to Jessica Simpson as the later incarnation of the sexy Daisy Duke.Perhaps her greatest accomplishment is her plethora of beauty pageant crowns, which she won mainly during her teens in the Midwest. April Scott has picked up about 85 pageant titles, including Miss Soybean, Miss Sunflower and Miss Sweet Pea, although her most prized title is that of Miss Missouri Peach Queen, which she won before a hometown crowd that included her family and friends as her cheering section. She's since moved on to grace the covers of Maxim, Fitness Rx, Import Tuner, and Best Body magazines, she has become the face of Merle Norman Cosmetics, and made it onto Maxim's Top 100 Girls to Watch for 2006.