There are many roads to fame and a lot of popular personalities tend to take the least traveled route. Lisa Dergan is one of such people. She is a model, actress, and media personality who came to the spotlight thanks to her illustrious career as a Playboy model. She is one of the few distinguished women who have graced the pages of the revolutionary magazine that has contributed largely to the progress of American sexuality. Lisa was featured in the July 1998 issue of Playboy and was also the Playmate for that month’s issue. Her spreads received a lot of praise and attention from audiences all over the nation as well as critics and observers of the industry.
Aside from her modeling career, Lisa has gone on to establish herself in various other professions especially in the world of sports broadcasting. She has become one of the most popular faces on sports television where she thrills lovers of the game from all around the world with her brilliant insight, analysis, and expert communication skills. Lisa is a classic example of a Jack of all trades. She has a thriving acting career, coupled with the solid experience she has garnered from serving as a game show host. Whatever she sets her mind to, Lisa pursues ferociously until she gets it and becomes exceedingly good at it.
Lisa Dergan’s Bio
Lisa Dergan was born on August 10, 1970, in Corpus Christi, Texas. After she completed her basic and high school education, she went off to San Diego State University, where she studied Art History. As a young girl, she nursed hopes of one day getting into show business or the entertainment world and looked forward to having her face plastered everywhere like that of famous stars. This dream came to pass when she was invited to come for a test shoot for Playboy Magazine.
Following the success of the test shoot and how greatly her pictures impressed the editors of the magazine, Lisa made her modeling debut in the June 1998 issue of Playboy. She was also selected as the Playboy Playmate of the month. After the issue hit the stands, Lisa became very popular across the United States. People were searching the internet to find out more about the gorgeous model and she began to receive a lot of gifts from well-wishers and sponsors alike. Invitations to high profile events began to flood her mail. She was able to land more modeling gigs for several other brands such as Guess and St. Pauli Girl.
The sexy bombshell then turned her eyes to the acting industry where she managed to land a number of roles on a couple of films including The Arena, which was released in 2001 and Midsummer Night’s Doom, the short film about James Bond released in 1999. Lisa’s biggest career break revealed itself in 2001 through an offer for her to serve as a weekend sports show host at KCBS, based in Los Angeles. The good work Lisa Dergan did at the media outlet gained the attention of FOX Sports Net and she was offered a place in the organization in 2002.
While there, Lisa built a reputation of being great and passionate about her job. She had the special honor of interviewing many prominent sports personalities like Chuck Liddel, Tiger Woods, and John Elway, as well as reporting from major sporting events such as the U.S. Open golf tournament, Kentucky Derby, and Super Bowl.
Beyond the foregoing, Lisa Dergan worked as a host alongside Ken Ober on Smush, a game show which aired on the USA Network. Additionally, she hosted Race to the Altar, a reality wedding competition.
Lisa Dergan’s Family
Lisa was raised by her parents in Texas. However, there is no information regarding their identities such as their names or occupations. It has also not been conclusively determined whether she has siblings or not. The sportscaster and model now has a family of her own. She is the mother of two kids – a boy and a girl she shares with her ex-husband, the former baseball player, Scott Podsednik.
Facts About the American Model
1. The model doesn’t only like reporting on golf games, she also enjoys hitting the ball herself.
2. Lisa Dergan was previously in a relationship with the famous American film director, Micheal Bay.
3. She is regarded as the first woman to earn the title of Bond Girl since she had an amorous affair with James Bond in the 1999 movie, Midsummer Night’s Dream.
4. The Playboy model is 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs around 54 kg.