Friday, October 5, 2007

Leeann Tweeden

Leeann Tweeden

Leeann Velez Tweeden (born June 13, 1973) is an American model and television personality of Spanish, Filipino and Norwegian descent.

Tweeden was born in Manassas, Virginia. She graduated from Osbourn Park High School a year early. Tweeden eschewed college altogether and instead pursued a career in modeling. Just two years after leaving her Virginia high school, while working as a hostess at a Hooters restaurant in Colorado Springs, Colorado, she won first place in the Venus International Model Search in 1992. This break led to national exposure. Tweeden modeled for promotional work for Hooters and Venus International along with Frederick's of Hollywood and Playboy.

In 1995, Tweeden appeared on the television series EdenQuest. In 1996, she became a regular on the ESPN2 series Fitness Beach. She has appeared on several other series including Blue Torch, High Octane, Star Search, Toughman and Wild On. Since 2001, Tweeden has been a correspondent on the television series The Best Damn Sports Show Period. She has also gone on USO tours, including one in December, 2004 to Camp Liberty in Iraq, and December, 2006 in Kuwait.

Leeann ranked #70 in Maxim's Hot 100 of 2006[1]

The March 2007 Issue of FHM (which was the final printed US issue) features Leeann as the cover girl.[2]

Tweeden will join the Covino and Rich show on Sirius radio 108 (Maxim Radio) on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Today's post is special because Leeann Tweeden is not an asian but she wanted to be one! So let us be considerate. Let's count her as one. :-)