Vanessa Hanson is the quintessential California girl from Orange County, California. She lives two blocks from the beach, and definitely looks the part. Her exotic look comes from a mixed background of Mexican and European. Vanessa has a love for yoga, animals, nature, traveling and food.

In college Vanessa was scouted and started her career in Los Angeles where she eventually chose to model full time. At the US Open of  surfing Vanessa won a contest to be a guest UFC Octagon Girl. That set things in motion for the UFC in addition to modeling. This also grew her love of health and fitness.

The UFC keeps Vanessa on a tight schedule, but she makes time for modeling work in LA (Tricia Brink Management) Miami (CGM Models) and Toronto (Dulcedo Models). She is also the Co-Owner of the yoga studio Olive Yoga in Long Beach, CA. 

She has worked with clients such as GQ, Maxim, FHM, Self Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Heineken, Tory Burch, Jaguar, TJ Maxx,  Joico and Nasty Gal to name a few.

She hopes to inspire others to live fearlessly while keeping their mind, body and spirit balanced.