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She is a mix of Spanish, Filipino and Norwegian ancestry. She graduated in 1991 from Osbourn Park High School and pursued a modeling career. She allegedly deferred her acceptance into Harvard to move to Colorado to try modeling (askmen.com).
Leeanns first stint was working as a hostess at Hooters in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and subsequently was in its 1994 Calendar. (In 2008, as part of Hooters 25th anniversary, Leeann Tweeden was named among The Top Hooters Girls of all time.)
At the age of 19, Leeann Tweeden later won first place in the Venus International Model Search, leading to national exposure. She modeled for Hooters and Venus International, along with Fredericks of Hollywood and Playboy.
Her television debut was with Tony Little, the Venus Model Search fitness trainer. She also landed on the ESPN workout show Fitness Beach, which was the number one-rated fitness show of its time.
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Leeann Tweeden also landed on the cover of FHM in March 2007. She has also modeled for Maxim, Swimwear USA, the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, and was the model for the lead character in the comic book Coven 13 from No Mercy Comics. She said, I enjoy dirt bike riding, reading classic literature, impressionist art, traveling and music (askmen.com). She has appeared in multiple Sexiest Lists.
Aside from modeling, Leeann Tweeden was a correspondent for Fox Sports Nets Best Damn Sports Show Period. While on the show, she flew with the Navys Blue Angels and skydived with the Armys Golden Knights, as well as explored behind-the-scenes with rodeo clowns, major league baseball players during spring training and learned about professional bull riding.
Leeann Tweeden took on the role of hostess for Poker After Dark. She has also announced Motocross events for Pace Motorsports.
Leeann Tweeden has appeared on Hannity, Red Eye with Greg Gutfeld, The Vicki Lawrence Show, Entertainment Tonight and Jerry Springer, among others. She also visited the U.S. troops in Afghanistan as part of the 2006 Sergeant Major of the Army Hope and Freedom USO Tour. When she is in Washington, D.C., she visits wounded warriors at the medical centers of Walter Reed and Bethesda.
Leeann Tweeden is also involved with Rethinking Autism.
She has also done work covering the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim for Fox Sports West. Leeann Tweeden is married to a pilot who is a member of the Air National Guard.
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Born in Manassas, Virginia, Leeann Velez Tweeden is a model and sportscaster.