How did you get into the world of MMA?
-Last Summer I won the Transworld Surf/UFC Model search at the US open. I got a chance to be the guest octagon girl for UFC 136 and the rest is history!
What were you doing before you became an MMA ring girl and model?
-I was a college student. I started modeling around the age of 19-20.
Who are your favorite MMA fighters?
-I've definitely enjoyed watching Ronda Rousey fight! She's a babe and a bad ass.
What are the strangest and sweetest comments MMA fans have said to you?
-When I was doing a lap around the octagon, someone shouted at me, "I want you to have my abortion!" Nothing thus far as topped that lol.
What would your fight name be if you were a fighter? Vanessa "?" Hanson
-Hmm maybe Vanessa the Vamp? I have a definite obsession with vampires and anything supernatural. I love how naturally sexy and enticing they are.
What is something most people don't know about you?
-I'm a huge tom-boy and always have been. I'd gladly drink beer and play video games over watching chick flicks and drinking wine or shopping.
What are your hobbies and how do you spend your free time?
-I'm a giant foodie. I love trying new foods whether it's eating at different restaurants or cooking new meals. I'm also a big outdoors person. I love going camping and hiking and being near the water. I enjoy the simple things in life most.
Are you single?
What do you look for in a guy?
-I look for a guy with a good head on his shoulders. He has to be smart and care about expanding his mind. He has to be open-minded and respectful of other people’s views and beliefs. He has to be able to laugh at himself and not take things too seriously. He has to be adventuress and up for trying new things with me!
What are your turn-ons?
-Humility, intelligence, ambition, spontaneity and height!
What are your turnoffs?
-Cigarette smokers, guys that are judgmental, pretty boys, guys with big egos and laziness.
What would you say is your best feature?
-I get the most compliments on my legs, but I personally enjoy my dimples. I usually forget I even have them until someone points them out.
What are your future plans or dreams in life?
-I would love to model for as long as possible. It has taken me so many places and has been such a great experience so far. After, I’d like to do something a lot more mellow like become a writer or therapist. I'd definitely like to do something engaging or creative my whole life.
Any special shout outs or thank you's?
-I'd like to say thank you to the whole MMA world in general! Thank you to all of my fans! Thank you for letting me be part of such a fun sport and world!
Thank you too for your time Vanessa and we hope to continue seeing you involved with MMA for a long time to come. For the latest on Vanessa please visit her Facebook and Twitter pages.