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Overview (3)

Born in Reading, Pennsylvania, USA
Birth NameAllison Marie Baver
Height 5' 3½" (1.61 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Allison Baver was born in Reading, PA, a small city near Philadelphia, PA. The daughter of Dixie and Bradley Baver Sr., she is the oldest of three siblings including Crystal and Bradley Baver Jr. Her career in entertainment evolved organically as she built a track record of success over three Olympic Games (2002, 2006 and 2010) as a Short Track Speed Skater. In 2007 Allison became the first ever Olympic athlete to sign with a major modeling agency, Wilhelmina Models NYC Sports Division. In 2009 Baver suffered a tragic injury breaking her right leg and ankle in a collision with a teammate one year before the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver. This brought her to the pinnacle of Olympic sports, in 2010, when Baver made history in a near impossible comeback and won an Olympic Bronze Medal.

Baver also made history when she became one of the first female Olympian spokesperson for the coveted Proctor and Gamble Beauty, cementing her status as a preeminent Olympian and model. Along with her athletic success came other lucrative marketing opportunities with a handful of other major brands and appearances in print media, television and public speaking.

Although Baver graduated from Penn State with a degree in Marketing and Management and from New York Institute of Technology with her MBA in Marketing, Allison was told she had "great camera presence" and could "humanize a character" and conceptualized to parlay her Olympic fame and print media work into a career in television and Hollywood.

Her love for performing began as a child as a tap, jazz and ballet dancer for 9 years. Outside of skating and other sports like soccer, Allison was a UCA and UDA All Star Cheerleader and Dancer and cheer captain. With a passion for being in front of the camera ever since a young girl, coincidentally striking a post in every family photo, she expanded her talents into non-scripted television in hosting and acting roles where she appeared frequently as herself in the US and other international markets during the remainder of her athletic career. While she is also known for being "the most studious athlete" by Sports Illustrated (2006) and for having "the best legs and hottest body in sports" and her booty featured in ESPN Magazine Body Shots, Baver remains down-to-earth and has a graceful, engaging sense of humor. She is the founder of Allison Baver Foundation, recipient of the Penn State Alumni Achievement Award and inductee into the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame.

In February 2018, Baver officially retired from Olympic sports and launched her designer active fashion brand, Allison Baver Sport. Baver has made a natural transition from training in the ice rink, to rehearsing in the studio. Also in 2018, Allison appeared as Christa in the film Adverse (2019).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Ali Clark

Trade Mark (1)

The Allison Baver trademark is a stylized AB inside of a circle and is a registered logo mark used in connection with her fashion company, Allison Baver New York.

Trivia (10)

First acting audition with Wilhelmina Models NYC was in 2010 for Comedy Central Sports Onion for the role of sexy/overly smart female sports anchor.
Olympic Bronze Medalist, National Champion who competed in the 2002, 2006 and 2010 Olympic Games in Short Track Speed Skating.
Broke right leg and ankle at a World Cup making a pass to win the 1500M final on February 8, 2008 which was exactly one year to the day of the Opening Ceremonies of the Vancouver Olympic Games.
Broke the World and American record in 2008 in the 1500m and is still the current American Record Holder in the 1500m.
Made one of the biggest comebacks in the history of Olympic Sports winning a Bronze medal one year after breaking her right leg and ankle.
First female Olympic athlete to sign a modeling contract with Wilhelmina Models NY Sports Division.
Among the first female Olympic athletes (along with Lindsey Vonn, Lindsey Jacobellis and Tanith Belbin White) to model for a major beauty brand and become an official CoverGirl. Baver signed an international modeling and spokesperson contract for 8 of Proctor and Gamble beauty brands for the 2010 Olympic Games.
Oldest of three siblings, Crystal Baver and Brad Baver Jr.
Proposed to on Millionaire Matchmaker in a faux engagement with Tommy Snider, the engagement and the ring was not real and was only for entertainment purposes.
Topps featured Allison Baver in an Olympic Edition and Olympic Edition Gold baseball card series.

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