Gabrielle Reece is turning 44 years old today–that being January 6, 2013–and how excited do we get about moms in their 40s? Well, it’s no surprise that Gabrielle Reece is one of the biggest names in MILFs. That’s literally, thanks to the physically-fit femme standing a full 6’3″. And every one of those inches has proven to be ageless as Gabrielle goes from an Olympics-level volleyball legend to a top fashion model to a leading expert in maintaining a tight bod.
And, thanks to her work for Sports Illustrated, Gabrielle is one of our favorite 47 Sexiest Swimsuit Models Of All Time. That’s just one of her many modeling gigs, though. Gabrielle was still a Florida State University student when she began posing for the cameras. Gabrielle came to New York City in 1989–just in time for Elle magazine to name her one of the Five Most Beautiful Women in the World. Nobody was ready to argue over that.
In fact, Gabrielle was a pioneering sports model, courtesy of a Nike poster that had her adorning plenty of guy’s bedroom walls. She was working constantly before the cameras, and made the inevitable move to acting with a role as a futuristically fit physical trainer in the 1997 sci-fi film Gattaca.
Sadly, that was also the year that Gabriella married surfer Laird Hamilton. We mean sadly for us, since the beautiful couple has gone on to build both a fitness empire and a family. Gabriella remains her own best advertisement for her health tips, and published a self-help book last year called My Foot Is Too Big for the Glass Slipper. That’s a shame, because we had one right here. Anyway, we keep up with Gabby (we call her Gabby) via Twitter, and you can keep up with Gabriella right here with hot pics where you can’t tell the old from the new….