Born on April 16, 1982 in Dallas, Texas, Gina Joy Carano A.K.A Crush seems to be a sweet girl next door but that smile hides the real warrior princess inside her, who stands 5'8" tall and weighs 141 pounds. A former psychology student at University of Nevada, Las Vegas, she is the daughter of Dana Joy Cason and Glenn Carano, who played backup quarterback for Dallas Cowboys from 1977 to 1983. Nicknamed "Conviction," Crush's specialty is Muay Thai Boxing. She has appeared in the television series Fight Girls and is working on the 2009 film Blood and Bone. Crush enjoys smashing her opponents into submission and likes to use her power over her opponents. She also loves breaking men's bones, along with their hearts.
Crush is one of 12 contenders in NBC's American Gladiator, hosted by Hulk Hogan
and Laila Ali
(Photo courtesy of NBC)