Merica Lane Lindell, from Tampa, Florida, is a United States model and beauty pageant contestant. Lindell, born July 4, 1990, was appointed as Miss World United States 2008. As a model she has worked for Abercrombie and Fitch, Hollister, Neiman Marcus, Gucci, Saks Fifth Avenue, Modern Bride, Brides Magazine, Seventeen Magazine, True Religion, and Ed Hardy. She represented the United States in Miss World 2008 in Johannesburg, South Africa, on December 13; where she was a semi-finalist and won the evening gown competition. She studied at the University of Georgia and is a member of Kappa Delta Sorority. She graduated from H.B. Plant High School.