Vanessa Hanson

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Vanessa Hanson - Bio, Facts, Age, Height, Net Worth, Boyfriend

Vanessa Hanson is an American model and ring girl. She is famous for her appearances in GQ, Maxim, and Cosmopolitan magazines.


Vanessa Hanson started her career when she was scouted by a modeling agency when she was in college.

At that time, she decided to go to Los Angeles to pursue a career in modeling.

She became the Octagon girl or also known as the ring girl after she won a contest at a US Open Surfing competition.

Upon becoming a winner of the US Open Surfing competition, she got the opportunity to become a guest Octagon girl at a UFC match in 2011.

Her appearance as a guest at UFC Octagon Girl led her to become the permanent Octagon Girl.

Her career in modeling led her to land photoshoots in magazines such as MAXIM, Cosmopolitan, or Self Magazine.

She also worked as a model for several brands like Tory Burch, Joico, and Jaguar. She worked as a model for Ford and worked with Dulcedo Models in Toronto.

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  • Real Name: Vanessa Hanson
  • Stage Name: Vanessa Hanson
  • Nickname: –
  • Birthday: April 13, 1991
  • Birthplace: Orange County, California, United States
  • Zodiac Sign: Aries
  • Nationality: American
  • Religion: –
  • Profession: Ring Girl, Model
  • Education: –
  • Hobbies: Traveling, Cooking
  • Boyfriend: Andrew Grimes
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  • Twitter: @vanessa_hanson
  • Instagram: @vanessahanson
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  • YouTube: –

Height, Weight, Physical Appearance

  • Height: 175 cm (5’8″)
  • Weight: 52 kg (115 lbs)
  • Blood Type: –
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Black
  • Body Measurements: 38-29-38 (Bust 38, Waist 29, and Hips 38 in inches)
  • Shoe Size: 8 (US)
  • Dress Size: 4


  • Father: –
  • Mother: –
  • Brother: –
  • Sister: Erica (Older Sister)

Boyfriend & Dating History

Andrew Grimes

Vanessa Hanson has been dating Andrew Grimes for quite a while. They began dating in 2015. There was no detailed information on when and how they first met.

However, the couple often flaunt their passion as they attend events together and share each other picture in their social media.

Net Worth

Vanessa Hanson’s net worth is between $1 million to $5 million. Her source of income was from her salary as an octagon girl and from endorsements.

As the most famous octagon girl, she is the second best paid UFC octagon girl. She ranked seventh as the highest paid UFC octagon girl in 2020.

Her annual salary per view of appearances was $50,000 while from the UFC octagon contract, she presumably makes $600,000 yearly.


  • She has a mixed background and mixed of German, Mexican, and Norwegian.
  • She is the youngest of three siblings.
  • When she was a kid, she was known as the most rebellious among the three siblings.
  • She majored in psychology when in college.
  • Her career as Octagon girl began when she and her friends noticed that Us Open Surfing were looking for a female model, so she immediately list her name down.
  • She works with Tricia Brink Management in Los Angeles.
  • She is a fan of food and loves food and cooking.
  • She has a second account dedicated to showing off her love of travel and food culture.
  • To stay in shape, she does yoga, pilates, as well as weight training and hiking.
  • She has six tattoos on her body.
  • She loves to play video games and rather to stay playing video games than going out.
  • She shares her love for yoga and names it as her favorite workout type.
  • She has a certification as a yoga teacher.
  • She pays a lot of attention to her food including cutting out carbohydrate like bread and eating in smaller portions.
  • She named Chris Weidman as the most attractive UFC fighters.
  • She is not a fan of a club.
  • Her ideal type is…

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TV Series

  • UFC Embedded: Vlog Series (2015)

TV Shows

  • UFC on ESPN (2022)
  • UFC 279: Diaz vs Ferguson (2022)
  • UFC on ABC (2022)
  • UFC 276: Adesanya vs Cannonier
  • UFC 273: Volkanovski vs the Korean Zombie (2022)
  • UFC 271: Adesanya vs Whittaker 2 (2022)
  • UFC 196: McGregor vs Diaz (2016)
  • Sport Jeopardy! (2014)


“I’m an UFC Octagon girl, I love the job, I get to travel the world”

“I have trained MMA classes and I was probably the last things I ever did. So, I would stick to yoga, pilates, weight training, hiking.”

“I hate club, definitely”

“I love travelling outside the U.S”

“I would love to go to Africa and South America”

Vanessa Hanson began her career as a model. When she saw that US Open Surfing was looking for a female model, she applied and won the competition, thus leading her to become a guest as Octagon girl.