Gina Crews was born and raised in Alachua,
Florida. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Wildlife
Ecology and Conservation with minors in Zoology and Secondary
Education from the University of Florida. She also took courses at
the University of Central Florida and Santa Fe Community College.
Crews was most recently employed as a naturalist at a nature
center while also working as a promotions coordinator for a
non-profit organization. She previously worked as a high school
biology and earth science teacher, as well as a lifeguard. In
1996, she was crowned the Florida Watermelon Queen and, in 1997,
the National Watermelon Queen. In 1998, she won the annual
seed-spitting contest with a spitting distance of 37 feet 11
Crews' favorite hobbies are traveling, backpacking, cooking, rock
climbing, canoeing and playing her Baby Taylor guitar. She is also
an avid football fan, especially of the University of Florida
Gators. Crews is a member of the Sierra Club, the National
Wildlife Federation, the Nature Conservatory & the Wilderness
Currently single, Gina Crews lives in Gainesville, Florida, with
her two cats, Sammi and Grover, and her black lab mix named LaKota.
Her birth date is Feb. 7.