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Courtney Hansen is in her 10th season working as the vibrant & lovable host of “PowerNation”, formerly called “Powerblock”, a two-hour block of four popular automotive shows airing on Spike TV, NBC Sports and CBS Sports. Each week Courtney shows off million-dollar rides, rare classics and tricked vehicles and brings her passion and knowledge of everything automotive to interviews with celebrity collectors and enthusiasts like Jay Leno, UFC founder Dana White and actor Dax Shepard, as well as automotive legends like Mario Andretti and Daryl Waltrip.

Courtney first attained popularity and a devoted worldwide following as the gorgeous, spunky co-host of TLC’s hit car-makeover show “Overhaulin’” where she co-hosted the series while helping teams led by automotive-design legend Chip Foose transform a viewer’s scrappy ride into an ultimate show car in just one week. The show continues to air in the US and throughout the world. In addition, she co-hosted two TLC specials, “Rides: Biggest Spenders” and “Million Dollar Motors”, was a key player in Spike TV’s live award show “Auto Rox ” and hosted Spike TV’s special, “Great Builds”.

Courtney was the host for NASCAR.com, where she interviewed top drivers like Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart, reported from the track and pits and discussed the latest in automotive technology. She hosted the Velocity Channel series, “Vinsetta Garage” interviewing celebrities such as AC/DC frontman Brian Johsnon and “Total Outdoorsman Challenge” for Versus Network.

Hansen’s passion for automobiles may have made her a natural choice for shows like “Overhaulin’” & NASCAR, but she’s certainly not just a car girl. An avid fashion devotee, Courtney was selected to host the red carpet for SpikeTV’s “2012 Guy’s Choice Awards”, where she brought her charm, humor and ability to put subjects at ease to interviews with A-listers like Mila Kunis, Kit Harrington, Aaron Rogers and Malin Ackerman. Courtney’s athleticism, adventurous side and love for travel can be seen in the Silver Telly Award-winning travel/adventure series, “Destination Wild” on Fox Sports, in which Courtney traveled across the United States, fearlessly tackling adventure sports from Class-5 whitewater rafting and motorcycle rallies to rodeo events and Olympic bobsledding, as well as Versus Network’s series of outdoor adventure specials “The Total Outdoorsman Challenge”. Courtney has also graced numerous magazine covers and was named one of FHM’s “100 Sexiest Women in the World.”

In addition to her work in television, Courtney is an accomplished author: her book, The Garage Girls Guide to Everything You Need to Know About Your Car was published in 2005 and targets towards women and first time car owners. She also writes a bi-weekly syndicated newspaper column found throughout the US and Canada titled “Courtney Hansen: Full Throttle,” and formerly penned the “Garage Girl” column for FHM Magazine.

Hansen’s popularity and name-recognition have led to spokesperson deals with a number of corporations, including the Fortune 500 company 3M. She currently works as a spokesperson for Endurance Warranty and Toyo Tires. In 2005, Courtney was honored as the recipient of Ford’s “Life in Drive” Award. This prestigious award recognizes women who combine talent with that little something extra that allows them to break free from convention to live life with style and attitude.

Courtney grew up on a race track. Her father, Jerry Hansen is the winningest-driver in SCCA history with an astounding 27 national titles and once owned Minnesota’s Brainerd International Raceway near Hansen’s hometown of Orono, Minnesota.

She modeled and acted as a child and as a young teen attended an international talent competition where she took home several awards and was offered a contract in NYC with one of the largest theatrical agencies, which she turned down to pursue her education. During high school she became a spokeswoman for a car dealership in Southwest Florida, appearing in 22 of their TV commercials.  She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing at Florida State University and went on to work for a short time as a marketing specialist for an investment firm before leaving the corporate world to pursue a career in entertainment.

Hansen brought her tenacious, mid-western work ethic to Los Angeles 15 years ago, a city she had never before visited, making a pact with herself to do at least one thing for her career each day, while never losing sight of her moral compass. Determined to make her own way, she waited tables in several restaurants simultaneously, worked as a corporate narrator and was a spokesperson for Rolls- Royce Motor Car, supporting herself and learning the business. Her hard work and determination landed her the hosting job on “Overhaulin’”, and she has been working consistently on TV ever since.

Hansen’s charitable endeavors will always be the most fulfilling part of her life. She sat on the board for the March of Dimes as well as the Painted Turtle Camp and now devotes time to the Progeria Research Foundation, Hot Rodders Children’s Charities, LA Mission and other philanthropic causes.

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