Car racing is not a sport for the lily-livered. If you ever dreamed of being behind the wheels of a race car for a car racing franchise or you want to pick up a career in the sport, then you would have developed in no small measure the guts, dedication, passion, and determination that goes along with the game. This is the story of young professional stock car racing driver, Ryan Blaney, who is following in the strides of his father Dave Blaney, and grandfather Lou Blaney, trying to break through the barriers that limited them.
Following his numerous achievements in recent times, Ryan, who so far has seven wins in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, seven victories in the regular season as a NASCAR Cup Series driver, and four victories in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, has become a favorite of many fans of the sport. However, only one person can lay a claim to being his number one fan and that is his girlfriend, Gianna Tulio. The stunning model appears to be head over heels in love with him and they look perfect together.
Ryan Blaney and Gianna Tulio Went Public With Their Relationship in 2020
Gianna Tulio is the first woman Ryan Blaney has officially dated. The race car driver was believed to have been single for a long time, at least to the public, until the time he revealed that he was dating Gianna. The pair went public with their relationship on July 27, 2020, when they both took to their Instagram pages to post the same photos.
Blaney, on his IG page, posted a photo of him and his lady love with a caption that said he was enjoying the weekend off with Gianna. On Gianna’s IG, she wrote that she would not want to be here with anyone else. The duo had reportedly spent the weekend together in Vail, Colorado. It is, however, not clear how and when their relationship started.
Since becoming social media official, the couple has always posted photos of each other, not shying away from telling the world that they are in love. Gianna in particular has been always quick to proclaim her love for him, clearly stating that she “loves him” and that he always puts a smile on her face. They have gone on multiple more vacations together and Gianna has made it a must that she attends all of her boyfriend’s races. She often posts photos of her beside his car before a race.
Gianna Is Originally From Pennsylvania While Ryan Is From North Carolina
Unlike her boyfriend who is a third-generation racer and grew up in the spotlight, not much is known about Gianna Tulio’s early life and family. It is only reported that her hometown is Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and that she was born on July 31, 1998. This makes her about five years younger than her boyfriend who was born on December 31, 1993, in High Point, North Carolina.
Blaney is the son of former professional sprint and NASCAR racer, Dave Blaney, and his wife Lisa Blaney. He has two siblings named Emma and Erin. All of such information about Gianna is not available to the public.
She Studied At A Univerisity in Florida
After spending her formative years in Philadelphia where she is believed to have attended elementary school, Gianna Tulio moved to South Florida for high school and college. She first attended Boca Raton Community High School before enrolling at Florida Atlantic University where she is reported to have done pretty well in her academics, featuring on the Dean’s List. The young lady would later graduate with a business degree before choosing to focus on modeling.
Her boyfriend, on the other hand, did not attend college as he started racing from a very young age. At the age of nine, Ryan Blaney’s journey into the world of speed began as he started competing and winning the quarter midget racing. He moved up to the Bandolero car racing and won there as well. At the age of twelve, he became the champion in the Lowe’s Motor Speedway Young Lion’s Winter Heat Point Championship after he won the race. By the time he was fourteen, he signed up to compete at the Orange County Speedway, making his debut on the late model racing platform. At 17 years old, he had earned his first career win in the PASS South Super Late Model Series.
Blaney would then go on to join NASCAR in 2012 and was named Rookie of the Year for the 2013 NASCAR Camping Truck Series. The following year, he was voted the “Most Popular Driver” of the series. Ryan has an accumulated stats of four wins, five pole positions, and 40 top-ten finishes in the same series – the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. While competing for Wood Brothers Racing on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, he recorded one pole position and 15 top-ten finishes. He also has one pole position, 43 top-ten finishes, and four wins for Team Penske in the NASCAR Xfinity Series.
Gianna Tulio Gained Fame As A Hooters Model
As a student, Gianna held a job at the Boca Raton Hooters. Her work at hooters would go on to give her an opportunity to become a model as she was named Miss June in the 2019 Hooters Calendar. She featured in the 2020 calendar the following year before being named Miss Hooters in 2021.
During this time, both as a student and after graduating, Tulio got to appear in a series of commercials for Hooters. She has also done some work for Barstool Sports. On one occasion, she did an ad with professional stock car racing driver, Chase Elliot, a very close friend of her boyfriend.
She Is Reported To Be Worth Around $100,000 and $200,000
From all the endeavors that have seen her feature in calendars, magazines, and commercials, Gianna Tulio is reported to have a net worth in the region of $100,000 and $200,000. While she can be happy to see that her hard work is paying off, her net worth pales in comparison to her boyfriend who is estimated to be worth about $5 million.
Apart from racing, which is his primary source of wealth, Ryan Blaney has been featured in some films such as Logan Lucky, Cars 3, and Taken, all released in 2017. He also has a couple of endorsement deals that translates into more money in his accounts.