Leeann was born in Manassas, Virginia. She graduated from Osbourn Park High School a year early, and deferred her acceptance to Harvard. Despite lofty academic potential, Leeann eschewed college altogether and instead pursued a career in modeling. Just two years after leaving her Virginia high school, while working as a Hooters waitress in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Leeann Tweeden won first place in the Venus International Model Search in 1992. This break led to national exposure. Leeann modeled for promotional work for Hooters and Venus International along with Frederick's of Hollywood and Playboy.
In 1995, Leeann 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, Leeann 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.
Leeann Tweeden is currently working as the co-host of FoxSports Mansionpoker.net's Poker Dome Challenge.
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