Rebecca Cardon

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Rebecca Cardon
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Born Rebecca Lynn Cardon
(1975-06-10) June 10, 1975 (age 41)
Virginia Beach, Virginia, U.S.
Alma mater George Mason University
Occupation Personal trainer
Reality show participant
Notable credit(s) Work Out (Bravo Network)
Kill Reality (E!)
The Amazing Race 6 (CBS)
Website Official website

Rebecca Lynn Cardon (born June 10, 1975) is a film and television actress, personal trainer, and product spokesperson.[1]

Cardon appeared on several reality-TV shows — and in 2013 she self-published the book Breakups Blow! A Guided Workbook to Help You Break Free.

Background and career[edit]

Cardon grew up in Virginia Beach, VA., began acting at age five in television commercials.[2] and set a national bench press record at age 17 for her weight class of 105 pounds and age category of 17- to 19-year-olds when she lifted 135 pounds.[3] After graduating from Norfolk Academy,[2] she attended George Mason University, receiving a degree in broadcast journalism and a minor in theater.[1][4]

Cardon received second billing for a role in Nice Pants,[5] a 2001 twelve-minute short film directed by Michael Ansbach. In 2004-05 she was a contestant on the sixth season of the CBS television series The Amazing Race, finishing in 3rd place with her then boyfriend Adam Malis.[1][6] TV Guide reported that Cardon and Mallis were favored to win, but that frequent arguments between the two "seemed to hold them back throughout the contest."[7] Also in 2005 she appeared on one episode of the E! reality series Kill Reality, a series that followed filming of the film The Scorned,[8] with its cast of former reality show participants.[9]

From 2006 through 2008 Cardon appeared as herself in Bravo cable network's television series Work Out, receiving top billing for her 23 episodes.[10][11] The series received GLAAD Media Awards nominations in 2007 and 2008.[12][13] Her character was depicted as a trainer whose uninhibited flirtatiousness often got her into trouble when working at a gym/spa in Beverly Hills, California.[1] In the 2007 season 2 she was depicted as having a relationship with Jackie Warner,[14] a fellow-trainer and owner of the spa.[11][15] In season 3 Cardon was depicted as petulant and jealous that Warner has moved on to another relationship.[16] After Ellen reported that for the show's three seasons Cardon "has remained one of the show's most popular and essential cast members."[17] In 2009, Cardon appeared on the Women Leaving Men for Other Women episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show, with Winfrey interviewing Cardon about her relationship with Warner.[18]

Cardon portrayed Christie, a hitchhiker, in the 2009 feature film Desert Fox[19][20] – which was nominated for Best Narrative Feature at the 2009 Los Angeles Reel Film Festival.[21] In 2009, Cardon was interviewed on Sex Rehab with Dr. Drew, and in 2010 interviewed on the documentary series Reality Obsessed. In 2010, she was named Woman of the Week by a sports bra manufacturer.[22]



  1. ^ a b c d e "Rebecca Cardon". BuddyTV. March 21, 2007. Retrieved 7 January 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Tolliver, Lee (August 2, 1992). "Weights bring Dad and daughter closer - Togetherness comes from bench pressing". Virginian-Pilot. Retrieved 7 January 2011. 
  3. ^ "A Quickie With Rebecca Cardon". 2008-06-22. Retrieved 2011-01-07. 
  4. ^ "Rebecca Cardon bio". Bravo. Retrieved 11 January 2011. 
  5. ^ "Nice Pants". Spike. Retrieved 11 January 2011. 
  6. ^ ""Race" was an amazing experience". Virginian-Pilot. November 23, 2004. Retrieved 7 January 2011. 
  7. ^ Alter, Ethan (February 16, 2005). "Amazing Race's Adam: Is He Gay?". TV Guide. Retrieved 11 January 2011. 
  8. ^ "If you watched any of Kill Reality,...". TV Guide. November 1, 2005. Retrieved 11 January 2011. 
  9. ^ Zwecker, Bill (July 8, 2005). "'Scorned' brings reality stars to bigger screen". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved 11 January 2011. 
  10. ^ Perigard, Mark A. (July 19, 2006). "Dumbbells weigh down Bravo's `Work Out'". Boston Herald. Retrieved 7 January 2011. 
  11. ^ a b Owen, Rob (April 13, 2008). "If you like trashy reality shows, 'Work Out' is for you". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 7 January 2011. 
  12. ^ "GLAAD Announces Nominees, Special Honores for 19th Annual GLAAD Media Awards". GLAAD. January 20, 2008. Retrieved 11 January 2011. 
  13. ^ "18th Annual GLAAD Media Awards Tip Sheet". GLAAD. January 21, 2007. Retrieved 11 January 2011. 
  14. ^ Littlejohn, Janice Rhoshalle (April 9, 2007). "Unexpected Scene Plays Out on `Work Out'". Washington Post. Associated Press. Retrieved 11 January 2011. 
  15. ^ "Work Out' pumps up Season 2 with death, love". MSNBC. Associated Press. April 11, 2007. Retrieved 11 January 2011. 
  16. ^ Owen, Rob (April 4, 2008). "Season three's premiere of 'Work Out' is reality gold". ScrippsNews. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 11 January 2011. 
  17. ^ staff (June 22, 2008). "A Quickie With Rebecca Cardon". After Ellen. Retrieved 11 January 2011. 
  18. ^ Kregloe, Karman (March 25, 2009). "Women Leaving Men for Other Women". Retrieved 7 January 2011. 
  19. ^ Propes, Richard. ""Desert Fox" Review". The Independent Critic. Retrieved 11 January 2011. 
  20. ^ Desert Fox at the Internet Movie Database
  21. ^ "Los Angeles Reel Film Festival 2009 Narrative Feature nominees". Los Angeles Reel Film Festival. Retrieved 11 January 2011. 
  22. ^ "Sports Bra Designer KALYX Honors Rebecca Cardon as "Woman of the Week"". Newsblaze. February 27, 2010. Retrieved 7 January 2011. 

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