Gina Carano

(Gina Joy Carano)

Gina Carano
Gina Carano
  • Born: April 16, 1982
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Actress

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Gina Joy Carano is an American actress, television personality, fitness model and a former mixed martial artist.

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A lot of people enjoyed the film 'Haywire' and a lot of people have mixed feelings on it but regardless, a lot of people have said really wonderful things about it being my first experience, that the fighting they absolutely enjoyed. So I think I've gotten a lot more fans, actually.
Everybody is their own critic.
Fighting is my career, it's what I love to do, but I am taking offers and trying to expand because the more I expand myself, the more valuable I become to promoters. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
Fighting is very physical and extreme and you're very vulnerable. It's a very mental type of thing.
I am always training because I love it. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I am not a violent person. I actually don't like to hurt people.
I definitely don't want to be one of those athletes who turns into a cheesy actress.
I didn't really watch action films growing up! I grew up on stuff like 'Anne of Green Gables' - that was more when I was in elementary school. It was all I ever watched.
I don't get paid what people think I get paid for fighting.
I don't mind answering any questions, because I'm not just a fighter. I'm a lot more than that.
I find that whoever you are as a person is how you're gonna fight, and every basic instinct kind of comes out at that moment.
I have gotten some of the most beautiful experiences that a person can possibly ask for so I'm not at all complaining.
I know I don't look like the skinny slender model. I know I look a little different but people like to watch me for some reason. It feels good and I'm humbled by it.
I know I'm always rooting for the underdog in a fight, and I love to be constantly surprised. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I like fighting because it's honest.
I think I came up in fighting in a really technical way. If you've ever seen my fights, you know I love distance, I love technique. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I think there's a part in each one of us that wants the impossible to happen, and that's what surprises are.
I wake up every morning and I surprise myself. I wake up to a new me. Morning
I want people to see me for who I am and not for how someone else is trying to promote me.
I was always bigger than the other girls. My sisters are very, very beautiful and very skinny, and I've always had a more muscular body. So I grew up with a different mentality.
I'm really surprised how many people knew me as Gina Carano. MMA has a beautiful fan base.
It's a constant battle for everybody, but you need to be happy with yourself.
It's a very big deal to me to remain the same person because I know all of this is going to be gone one day and I'm just going to have myself.
I've had cameras on me since I started the art of fighting and I think that I'm used to having cameras on me in adrenaline-type situations. Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
My first fight. I fought a girl that was a little bit heavier, a little bit more experienced and I was petrified because I didn't know what I was getting myself into. And I did really well against her and nobody believed it was my first fight.
My knowledge of video games ends with Nintendo 'Mario Bros.' Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
My last fight wasn't the way I wanted it to go so there is a hole there; don't count me out.
My mom used to tell me: 'It's not what you weigh; it's what you look like.'
Of course, fighting is not going to be as graceful as movie fighting. I don't like it to be ugly and I don't like it to be one big brawl or people clobbering each other.
On 'American Gladiators,' I got to pummel a lot of people off a pyramid with a giant Q-tip. It was so much fun to wrestle people with no risk of getting knocked out or choked out.
Since I've started fighting it has taught me a lot about self respect, self confidence and self control. Respect
Sometimes, you get portrayed the way you don't want to be portrayed.
The guys I date always want to test my strength and wrestle around. By the end, they're drenched in sweat.
The ultimate first date? Something that is completely out of the ordinary - go crazy, because first dates are always a little awkward, so do something a little extreme.
There are certain things that I always dreamed of, like fighting in the UFC. There's just certain things that I feel like haven't been accomplished there. There's such great women coming up in the sport; seems like a wonderful time to be in women's MMA. Time ;Sports & Athletics ;Women
Well you know, I have the utmost respect for people like Angelina Jolie and Zoe Saldana in 'Colombiana. ' Respect
When I enjoy doing something, I don't mind if it hurts.
When I throw a punch, I mean it.
You shouldn't be greedy. You should feel good about yourself and not be greedy of what other people have.
You want to get better even after people smash you down. You want to be better than you were before.