Leeann Velez Tweeden is an American model. Tweeden was born in Manassas, Virginia. After graduating from Osbourn Park High School in 1991, Tweeden pursued a career in modeling. In 1992, while working as a hostess at a Hooters restaurant in Colorado Springs, Colorado, she won first place in the Venus International Model Search. This break led to national exposure. Tweeden modeled for promotional work for Hooters and Venus International along with Frederick's of Hollywood and Playboy. The March 2007 Issue of FHM features Leeann as the cover girl. Tweeden was a correspondent for Fox Sports Net's Best Damn Sports Show Period from 2000 to 2007. In 2008, Tweeden became the third hostess of the NBC late night television series Poker After Dark. She has also appeared on the political discussion series Hannity, as a member of the "Great American Panel" and occasionally appears on the panel of the early morning program Red Eye w/ Greg Gutfeld. As part of Hooters' 25th anniversary in 2008, Tweeden was named among "The Top Hooters Girls of all time". In 2009 she became the public face of the website Autism|Rethinking Autism which uses a series of videos to educate the public about autism.