The popular host of Overhaulin, Courtney Hansen is a famous television personality best known for her special interest and passion for extreme overhauling of automobiles. She has worked as a host of multiple automotive TV shows on quite a lot of Television stations including Spike TV and CBS Sports TV. Being the daughter of a former race driver, Hansen’s experience and knowledge about automobiles have contributed largely to her successful career.
Her rare ability to be part of the makeover team and the extraordinary display has endeared her to the hearts of many, which has earned her a Life in Drive Award by Ford. More so, Courtney Hansen has worked as a model, being the cover girl of notable magazines such as Hot Rod Magazine and was listed among the FHM’s Sexiest Women in the World. She has also penned down her knowledge about automobiles in one of her books, The Garage Girls Guide to Everything You Need to Know About Your Car.
Here’s more on the career and family life of the television figure.
Courtney Hansen’s Age and Early Life
The famous Spike TV host was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on 2nd October 1974. Her parents are Gerald John and Constance Hansen. Her father was a driver of SSCA national racing championship where he bagged astonishing 27 titles. While growing up, Hansen was into modelling and acting, she landed a few awards from her participation in International talent contests.
Starting her journey to be a television personality early, Hansen was made a representative of a prestigious automotive company while in high school and she went on to feature in a vast number of their TV adverts. Soon after that, she enrolled at Florida State University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing. Upon her graduation, she bagged a job as a marketing officer in a holding company and after working for a while, Hansen quit the job and decided to pursue a career in a field where she can put her natural abilities and talents into play.
She later moved to Los Angeles and in a hunt for better livelihood, the television personality began working as a waitperson in many cafes. She eventually got the opportunity to work as a Roll-Royce representative. There, she gained more knowledge about automobiles, getting herself enriched in the field. Based on her experience and hard work, Hansen was made a co-host of TLC’s automotive TV show titled Overhaulin. On the show, the beautiful model worked together with the automobile makeover team in transforming a degraded car into a flashy ride within a week.
During that time, Courtney Hansen also worked as the co-host of TLC’s other automotive shows such as Million Dollar Motors and Rides: Biggest Spenders. After many seasons on the Overhaulin show, the talented TV host moved ahead to become the host of another automotive series, PowerNation on Spike TV, she eventually started hosting the same show on other TV stations which include CBS Sports and NBC Sports.
Later on, Hansen joined NASCAR and there, she interviewed many of their car race drivers and got to know about the latest automotive technology. Since then, the TV host has gone ahead to host several other automobile related TV shows such as Vinsetta Garage, Great Build and more.
As a model, Hansen has been the cover girl of widely-read magazines such as ad Muscles & Fitness. She also works as a writer, having written a syndicated journal titled Courtney Hansen: Full Throttle, which is being distributed across America and Canada. Also, the popular automotive TV host invented a TV show with an automobile title, Ride Rescue, on which she is the executive producer and will also be co-hosting it with the famous car designer, Troy Ladd.
The American TV Host Was Once Ilya Sapritsky’s Wife
Regarding her personal life, Courtney Hansen previously dated Ilya Sapritsky whom she got married to in 2009. It’s quite unfortunate that the union lasted for just five years before the marriage packed up in 2014. Soon after, she kicked off another love affair with Jay Hartington, a well-known entrepreneur.
On 5th July 2014, Hansen gave birth to a daughter, Marysia Walker Hartington and four years later, the couple solemnized their union in Taormina, Italy. Hansen and Hartington held their four-day extravagant wedding ceremony at Belmond Grand Hotel, Timeo. The couple has been living a blissful married life and there is no sign of issues in their paradise.