Gabrielle Reece also known as Gabby was born on 6th of January 1970, an American professional volleyball player, sports announcer and a hot fashion model who stand 623 tall.
Reece didnt take up sports until then (the 11th grade) when she and her mother moved to St.Petersburg, Florida. Many colleges started recruiting her due to her abilities in sports. She accepted a volleyball scholarship from the Florida State University, where she majored in communications, and in volleyball she led the league in kills four times and blocks once. In 1989, she moved to model in New York City. She returned to Florida for six weeks that summer to take classes, and then she returned to New York for more modeling. That August, she was back on campus at FSU for the season. That meant turning down $ five-figure jobs to earn All-Tournament honors several times in her collegiate career. In 1997, she was selected for induction into the Florida State University Athletic Hall of Fame. Reece set two school volleyball records in solo blocks and total blocks. Both records still stand on Gabrielle Reeces name.
Gabrielle Reece Volleyball career
Since graduation, Reece has played on professional volleyball tours. FSU inducted Reece into the Florida State University Athletics Hall of Fame in 1997. Reece set two still standing school volleyball records in solo blocks and total blocks
In 1997, competing with the best global beach volleyball players ever assembled, Reeces 4-man team took first place at the first-ever Beach Volleyball World Championships staged at the UCLA Tennis Center. A Florida State star turned pro, 1997 was Reeces fifth season as a team captain in the 4-person Womens Beach Volleyball League (WBVL), and her fourth captaining Team Nike, which shared League Co-Championship.
For four consecutive years, Reece was the WBVL kills leader from 1993-1996. She was named the Offensive Player of the Year in 1994-95, and the League blocks leader in 1993. She also competed domestically in the 1999-2000 Olympic Challenge Series, the 1999-2000 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour, and other competitions.
Gabrielle Reece Modeling career
Reece began her modeling career while attending FSU. In 1989 she was named by ELLE magazine as one of the five most beautiful Women in the World.
Reece has appeared on the covers of several magazines including Shape, Womens Sports & Fitness, Outside, ELLE, and Life. She also appeared on the cover of Playboy, with an accompanying nude pictorial, in January 2001. Ironically, when appearing as herself the year before on the HBO series Arliss, she angrily chastised her agent for bringing her an offer to pose nude for Playboy.
Gabrielle Reece Other careers
Reece recently reunited with Nike as a spokeswoman, and she is a new expert and writer for Yahoo-Health. Reece is also a producer of a health & fitness product; The Primal System with fitness expert Paul Chek and can be seen hosting a show for Fit Tv/Discovery, Insider Training where she profiles professional athletes about their training & conditioning regimens.
In movies, Reece played the supporting role of a physical trainer in the film Gattaca (1997) and a pro beach volleyball player in Cloud Nine with Burt Reynolds (2004). She has also guest starred on the television shows North Shore (2004) and 8 Simple Rules on ABC (2005), and has appeared as a guest on Extreme Makeover Home Edition and Americas Next Top Model and the Tyra Banks Show.
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