Official CBS Marquesas bio excerpts (circa January, 2002):
"Gina Crews was born and raised in Alachua, Florida. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation with minors in Zoology and Secondary Education from the University of Florida. She also took courses at the University of Central Florida and Santa Fe Community College.
Crews was most recently employed as a naturalist at a nature center while also working as a promotions coordinator for a non-profit organization. She previously worked as a high school biology and earth science teacher, as well as a lifeguard. In 1996, she was crowned the Florida Watermelon Queen and, in 1997, the National Watermelon Queen. In 1998, she won the annual seed-spitting contest with a spitting distance of 37 feet 11 inches.
Crews' favorite hobbies are traveling, backpacking, cooking, rock climbing, canoeing and playing her Baby Taylor guitar. She is also an avid football fan, especially of the University of Florida Gators. Crews is a member of the Sierra Club, the National Wildlife Federation, the Nature Conservatory & the Wilderness Society.
Currently single, Gina Crews lives in Gainesville, Florida, with her two cats, Sammi and Grover, and her black lab mix named LaKota. Her birth date is Feb. 7."