Former Miss TransWorld Motocross Chrissy Blair parlayed her guest appearance as a UFC 133 ring girl into a permanent job alongside Arianny Celeste, Brittney Palmer, and Vanessa Hanson. Now, the blonde bombshell heats things up every time she circles the Octagon.
Where are you calling home these days?
That’s a good question. I’m homeless. I’m going back and forth between L.A. and Miami. I don’t stay in one place for more than two or three months because I’m trying to figure out where my market is. I have to be available in certain times in different areas. I’m a nomad.
Is living out of a suitcase the lifestyle for you?
It’s both good and bad. I definitely wish I had a home base, whether I was home there or not because it’s kind of stressful knowing I don’t have a place to go to 24/7. I send everything to my parents’ house.
Weren’t your parents rock stars?
My dad was in a band since he was 13 years old. He met my mom—she was a singer—while he was touring with a couple of bands. They were in the same band at one point, that’s how they met.
Did you inherit any musical talents?
I used to sing a lot when I was younger, but then I started cheerleading, and I couldn’t do that and music at the same time, so I kind of stopped singing. I really love music. I’m starting to learn how to play the guitar and I’m going to start singing again.
I heard your favorite TV shows are Family Guy and Duck Dynasty.
Yeah, I love humor. My favorite movie is Anchorman. I grew up with a goofy dad, and I’m goofy. I love witty humor.
What was it like to win Miss TransWorld Surf?
It was almost like it was meant to be…or I hit the lottery. I was in the right place at the right time. I was in Orlando. I always dated surfers because I’m into the surfer world. I wasn’t really modeling. I was kinda doing it as a hobby on the side. It was just for fun. They had this TransWorld “Girl of the Month,” and I submitted for it a couple of times. The second time I submitted, they picked me.
And then you won the 2011 Miss TransWorld Motocross modeling search?
At the same time as the surf search, they had one for motocross, and the winner got to be a UFC guest ring girl. I was only in the surf thing. I didn’t know the motocross one was going on. I got a phone call from them, and they asked me if I wanted to be a motocross “Girl of the Month” and guest ring girl for the UFC. I was like, “What are you talking about?”
So, you didn’t you know anything about the UFC?
That’s funny. When they asked me, I was like, ‘What is that? That fighting thing?’ They told me all about it. I was like, ‘It sounds pretty cool,’ because I didn’t want to offend them. I told them I needed to think about it. I called my really good guy friend and asked him if it was like WWE? He was like, ‘No, not at all. You have to do this. It’s not a choice. You have to call them back and go all in.’ I was super excited after he gave me the whole rundown. Now I’m a huge fan. Before, I didn’t even know what it was.
What was working your first UFC event like?
I was really nervous about tripping and falling. That’s what everyone says. ‘Don’t trip. Don’t fall.’ I was so excited to be in front of that many people. I’ve always loved to be in front of that many people doing any type of performing. It was the first time I ever had someone tell me, ‘Here’s your information, get on your flight, you’re going to go here.’ I just felt so special and important.
Did that make you feel like you made it?
I felt like I was getting a taste of what it was like to make it. After my guest spot at UFC 133, Reed Harris from Strikeforce called. Strikeforce was bought out by the UFC and didn’t need the RockStar girls anymore. They needed two new girls. They brought Vanessa Hanson in and then me. When UFC and Strikeforce became one, they made us UFC Octagon girls that did Fuel and FX cards.
Where is your favorite place that your UFC duties have taken you?
That’s such a good question. The cool thing about the UFC is they send us to places I probably wouldn’t pick to go to. They all end up being really different and super cool—really cool towns. I can’t say which is my favorite. Everywhere I go is pretty awesome.
Is there a place you want the UFC to send you?
There are a ton of places I’d love to see a UFC. I actually wish they would come to Florida because my friends and family could come. There are a lot of MMA fans that could come. New York, I’d love to go to New York. I’ve never been to New York.
Neither has the UFC. Thank you, good night!
Follow Chrissy on Twitter @chrissy_blaire