Rebecca Cardon

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Rebecca Cardon
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Rebecca Lynn Cardon

(1975-06-10) June 10, 1975 (age 44)
Alma materGeorge Mason University
OccupationPersonal trainer
Reality show participant
Notable credit(s)
Work Out (Bravo Network)
Kill Reality (E!)
The Amazing Race 6 (CBS)
WebsiteOfficial 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 on IMDb
  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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