2013 Korbel American Ski Classic Celebrities

Kim Alexis
KIM ALEXIS

It's almost as though the term "supermodel" was coined to describe Kim Alexis.  At the age of 18, Alexis was "discovered" by the Elite Talent Agency, a milestone that marked the beginning of an unbelievable career in the modeling industry.  She was one of the top models of the 1980's, identified along with Carol Alt, Christie Brinkley and Paulina Porizkova. In 1983 she became the face of Revlon's premium Ultima II line and was featured in countless TV and print ads, gracing the cover of over 500 magazines, not to mention six appearances in the coveted Sports Illustrated swimsuit issues. More than just a model, Kim parlayed her good looks and bright mind into other opportunities, including broadcast journalism, where she hosted several television shows on the Family Channel and Lifetime, as well as film and TV acting, appearing in the 1998 movie Holy Man with Eddie Murphy. 

 

 Stevee Azar
STEVE AZAR

A product of the Mississippi Delta region, Steve Azar was born April 11, 1964. After moving to Nashville to pursue a career in music, he released his debut album, Heartbreak Town, in 1996. The single "Someday" was a moderate hit on the country charts, and Azar returned in 2001 with the Top Ten country smash "I Don't Have to Be Me ('Til Monday)." It crossed over to the pop Top 40 in April 2002, and made the album Waitin' on Joe a hit as well. Azar has since released two albums on independent labels: 2007’s Indianola on Dang/Ride and 2009’s Slide on Over Here on Ride Records.

2011 ASC Trentdimas
Trent Dimas

Dimas became an Olympic champion at the 1992 Barcelona Summer Games, earning the United States’ only gymnastics gold medal, on the high bar. As a younger gymnast, Dimas became the first junior gymnast to medal in a men’s Senior National Championships.

2012 Asc Greg Ellis
Greg Ellis

Ellis is known for his TV, film, and video game voice over work. He has appeared in films such as the Pirates of the Caribbean series, the 2009 Star Trek film, Titanic, Beowulf, To End All Wars, and Mr. and Mrs. Smith. His television work includes Trust Me, The X-Files, Valentine, Nip-Tuck, the 2008 remake Knight Rider series, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine  and in the third season of 24.

2012 Asc Greg Ellis
Greg Ellis

Ellis is known for his TV, film, and video game voice over work. He has appeared in films such as the Pirates of the Caribbean series, the 2009 Star Trek film, Titanic, Beowulf, To End All Wars, and Mr. and Mrs. Smith. His television work includes Trust Me, The X-Files, Valentine, Nip-Tuck, the 2008 remake Knight Rider series, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine  and in the third season of 24.

2011 ASC Giancarloesposito
Giancarlo Esposito

Esposito joined the cast of the critically acclaimed drama Homicide: Life on the Streets, in 2001.  He has an impressive list of film credits, as well as television and theater accolades, including the drama Twilight, opposite Paul Newman.  He has also appeared in several Spike Lee productions, including Do The Right Thing, School Daze, Mo Better Blues and Malcolm X.

Mitch Gaylord
MITCH GAYLORD

 While attending UCLA, Gaylord won the All-Around in the 1983 and 1984 U.S. National Championships, and the 1984 NCAA Men's Gymnastics Championship.  In the 1984 Summer Olympic Games, Gaylord led the gold-medal-winning U.S. men's gymnastics team, becoming the first American gymnast to score a perfect 10.00 in the Olympics. He also won the silver medal in vault, the bronze in parallel bars and the bronze in the rings.  Gaylord invented techniques performed on the horizontal bar: the "Gaylord Flip" and the "Gaylord II" are still performed by gymnasts today.

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Carol Lewis-Zilli

Carol was one of the U.S.’s best long jumpers in the early 1980s, making the first of three Olympic teams as a high school student in 1980. She went on to break the American record twice, and claimed a bronze medal at the first World Championship in 1983. During her illustrious, Carol captured four national titles, and two NCAA Championships for the University of Houston.

2011 ASC Justinmelvey
Justin Melvey

Melvey is best known to Australian audiences for his role as Harry Reynolds in the evening soap opera Home and Away from 1999 to 2001. Melvey is best known to US television audiences as Dr. Colin Murphy for his work on the soap opera Days of Our Lives (2001–2003). In 2005, Melvey finished in the finals on the Australian version of Dancing with the Stars. He also played Andrew Walker on ABC General Hospital the following year, while finishing as the runner-up on Australia’s hit series Celebrity Survivor. He is a former representative of Australia on the World Cup in freestyle skiing and is the current Australian Ski Ambassador for Vail Resorts.

2011 ASC Markrypien
Mark Rypien

Rypien enjoyed his best years playing for the Washington Redskins from 1987 to 1993. He led the team to the playoffs in three consecutive seasons (1990–92). Rypien pioneered the Redskins to victory in Super Bowl XXVI by passing for 292 yards and two touchdowns in Washington’s 37-24 win over the Buffalo Bills where he was named the game’s MVP.

2012 Brettsaberhagen
Bret Saberhagen 

Although Saberhagen was selected in the 19th round out of high school in the 1982 Major League draft, he quickly proved to be a fine acquisition for the Kansas City Royals. He earned a berth in the Royals' rotation at the tender age of twenty, and demonstrated control and poise beyond his years. In 1985, Saberhagen not only became the youngest pitcher ever to capture the Cy Young Award, but ran away with World Series MVP honors by limiting the Cardinals to twelve base runners and one run over 18 innings, not to mention also becoming a father during the Series. In 1989, he again excelled, leading the American League in wins (23-6) and ERA (2.16).

Annika
ANNIKA SORENSTAM

One of the most successful female golfers in history, Sweden’s Annika Sorenstam won 90 international tournaments as a professional, marking her as the female golfer with the most wins to her name. She won 72 official LPGA tournaments, including ten majors and 18 other tournaments internationally, and tops the LPGA's career money list with earnings of over $22 million.  The winner of a record eight Player of the Year awards, she is the only female golfer to shoot a 59 in competition. Sörenstam made history at the Bank of America Colonial tournament in 2003 as the first woman to play in a PGA Tour event since 1945.

2011 ASC Ryansutter
Ryan Sutter

Vail’s Ryan Sutter was the winner of ABC’s The Bachelorette television show, marrying Trista Rehn on ABC in 2003. A spokesperson for the First Descents program that provides outdoor activities for young adults with cancer, Sutter has competed in the Ironman Triathlon in Hawaii. The Vail couple now have two children.

2011 ASC Paulwylie
Paul Wylie 

A Silver Medalist at the 1992 Winter Games in Albertville, figure skater Paul Wylie participated in all levels of International Skating Union Championships, two Olympic Winter Games and numerous professional championships and tours. He has been a commentator for CBS, NBC, FOX, TNT and ESPN, as well as a columnist for Newsweek and USA Today.