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Who Is NASCAR Star Ryan Blaney’s Fiancée, Gianna Tulio?

The 29-year-old Team Penske driver has been dating Tulio since 2020.      

By Andrew Woodin
Nascar's Ryan Blaney with his girlfriend Gianna Tulio

The roar of the thunderous engines; the thrill of high-octane competition on race day; and oh, the chiseled jawlines of swoon-worthy, Aviators-clad wheelmen. The exciting rush of NASCAR can be enough of a powerful aphrodisiac to buckle the stoutest of knees and melt the most shielded hearts. It always has been and always will be that way. There’s just something intoxicating and undeniably sexy about speed, but don’t take our word for it — ask Ryan Blaney’s fiancée Gianna Tulio.

Who is Ryan Blaney’s fiancée Gianna Tulio?

Blaney hit the jackpot as Tulio is a model from south Florida who has seen her celebrity status skyrocket on social media while her career developed alongside her relationship with the 2013 NASCAR Camping Series Rookie of the Year. Born July 31, 1998, the 24-year-old Tulio models for the Hooters brand both on the domestic and international level. From swimwear to formal fashion attire, Tulio’s versatility to connect with the lens makes her truly a pro talent in front of the camera, one whose “blue steel” glare would send Derek Zoolander into a certifiable conniption. Two of her major modeling accomplishments come in the form of being selected as Miss June in 2019 in the Hooters calendar before she went on to be crowned Miss Hooters in 2021. There, during the Orlando-based pageant, she also won the Most Photogenic award.

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Since winning the pageant, Tulio has become a major brand ambassador for the legendary chain with duties that send her to events and restaurant openings all around the country.

Nascar's Ryan Blaney with his girlfriend Gianna Tulio

Where is Gianna Tulio from?

Though Tulio has spent considerable time in Boca Raton, Florida during her adult life, she grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania before moving to the Sunshine State for her senior year of high school, according to West Palm Beach news outlet WPTV. Blaney — a third generation NASCAR driver behind his father Dave Blaney and his grandfather Lou Blaney — was born on New Year’s Eve in 1998 in High Point, North Carolina.

How did Ryan Blaney and Gianna Tulio meet?

While it’s not officially known how the two originally met, the happy couple certified their relationship on Instagram during a week-long trip to the romantic ski resort town of Vail, Colorado. Since making the leap in status, the pair’s been nothing but inseparable, with Tulio quick to declare her unwavering love for Blaney.

When did Ryan Blaney and Gianna Tulio get engaged?

On Dec. 12, 2023, just a few weeks after Blaney won his first NASCAR Cup Series championship, he popped the question to Tulio. She captured the moment in an Instagram post, showing Blaney on bended knee on a snow-covered bridge and captioned: "12-12-23 I said yes to my forever." 

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Where did Ryan Blaney’s girlfriend Gianna Tulio go to college?

According to her Linkedin page, Tulio attended Palm Beach State College from 2017 to 2020, graduating with an associate's degree in business administration. She even played on the soccer team during her freshman year. 

How do Ryan Blaney and Gianna Tulio spend their time together?

Tulio is a mainstay on the NASCAR circuit, frequently posting pictures of her supporting Blaney as he competes for the Cup Series title with Team Penske. 

Luckily, viewers of USA Network's 2022 series Race for the Championship got a glimpse into their lives together, with Blaney revealing he had to get rid of some of his Star Wars memorabilia when they first moved in together, though it seems like a pretty good trade-off for domestic bliss.

Tulio also helps Blaney run his charitable organization, the Ryan Blaney Family Foundation and is active in other philanthropic pursuits, including working on behalf of the Miami Cancer Research Center and the Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital.

All in all, she’s unequivocally quite the catch, and the pair show no signs of slowing down anytime soon.

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Originally published Mar 29, 2023.