Gabrielle Reece, most often known as Gabby or Gab, spent her early years living in St. Thomas. Gabrielle Reece began playing volleyball in high school and was then recruited by Florida State University, where she was named Most Inspiring Collegiate Athlete in the country and inducted into Florida State's Athletic Hall of Fame. While at FSU Gabrielle Reece started modeling, and has since appeared on the covers of numerous magazines, including Shape and Sports Illustrated for Women. In 1989 Gabby Reece was named one of The Most Beautiful Women in the World by Elle magazine.
A longtime ambassador and spokesperson for Nike and a writer for Yahoo-Health, as well as on her own site, www.gotogabby.com, Gabby Reece is also a producer of health & fitness products, The Primal System, with fitness expert Paul Chek. Gabrielle Reece can also be seen hosting a show for Fit TV/Discovery, "Insider Training," where she profiles professional athletes in their training and conditioning regimes. Gabrielle Reece is married to professional surfer Laird Hamilton, with whom she has a four-year-old daughter, Reece Viola Hamilton.
Gabrielle Reece was born in La Jolla, California on January 6, 1970.