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The 2023 Cup Series season saw a lot of drivers make significant strides. However, if there was anyone who exceeded all expectations, it was Team Penske’s Ryan Blaney. He has taken part in over 300 races in the Cup Series so far. Following in his father Dave Blaney’s footsteps, who also used to be a NASCAR driver, Ryan took to racing early on in his childhood.

Who is Cup Series champion Ryan Blaney?

Ryan Blaney is NASCAR’s latest history-maker as he won the 2023 Cup Series championship. The Team Penske man drives the #12 Ford Mustang in the competition. He comes from a family of motorsports athletes who would be proud of the racer he has become today. His father Dave Blaney and grandfather Lou Blaney were both motorsports athletes but Ryan is the only one in his family who has tasted Cup Series success. He was always seen as an underdog since his teammate is the two-time champion Joey Logano but now, the 2023 champion has proven that he is an elite stock car racer in his own right.

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Who is Ryan Blaney’s girlfriend, Gianna Tulio?

Gianna Tulio is a Florida-based model for the Hooters brand both on a domestic and international scale. She was born in Philadelphia where she grew up with her sister before moving to south Florida. Tulio was educated at the Boca Raton Community High School, the Florida Atlantic University, and the Palm Beach State College with an Associate’s degree in Business Administration and Management.

 

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Her modeling career has been one of success and fame. Gianna Tulio has modeled on a freelance basis for several companies but her home is Hooters. In 2021, she was named Miss Hooters International and became the global representative for the brand and brand representative for Hooters of America. She has also worked as the management supervisor at Hooters of South Florida since 2019.

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How and when did Ryan Blaney and Gianna Tulio meet?

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It is unclear where or how Ryan Blaney and Gianna Tulio met but the couple made their relationship public in a grand manner. The two took a trip to the beautiful ski resort town of Vail, Colorado in 2020. The two shared the same picture from that trip on July 27 of that year on Instagram, announcing their love for one another to the world.

Ryan captioned his post, “Enjoying the weekend off with Gianna.” Gianna’s gesture was a bit more romantic than the NASCAR star’s as she captioned her post, “Wouldn’t want to be here with anyone else.”

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The two have shared a happy relationship which has spanned well over three years. Gianna Tulio is often at the race track supporting her superstar boyfriend. When Ryan made the championship race for the first time in his career in 2023, Gianna was right there celebrating with the love of her life.

 

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Gianna Tulio says ‘yes’ to Ryan Blaney’s proposal

After Ryan Blaney cemented his name in history by winning the 2023 NASCAR Cup Series championship, he experienced another huge moment in his life. On December 12, 2023, the driver of the #12 Team Penske car got down on one knee and finally asked for Gianna Tulio’s hand in marriage in Leavenworth, Washington. Tulio shared the news of their engagement as she said yes to the Cup Series champion in an Instagram post. She captioned the image, “I said yes to my forever.”

 

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Does Ryan Blaney’s girlfriend Gianna Tulio do any charity work?

Gianna Tulio may primarily make her living through the fashion industry but the 25-year-old Hooters star is big on charity work. She has been an ambassador for Self-Help International (SHI) since before she started dating Ryan Blaney, in 2019. SHI works at the grassroots level to improve the living conditions of people living in rural areas.

The company implements effective and sustainable farming practices to help these people make their jobs a bit easier. It helps boost the quality of life and increase the income of the residents living in or near rural areas who have to rely on farming to earn their daily bread.