Perfect face, perfect body. What’s not to love?!
Burke was born as the first of nine children in Hartford, Connecticut to Donna and George Burke, she was raised in Tucson, Arizona. Her mother is Jewish and she considers herself Jewish; she also has Irish, French and Portuguese ancestry. She attended both Palo Verde and Sahuaro high schools in Tucson. She studied broadcast journalism at UCLA, but initially pursued a modeling career. She was signed to top modeling agencies, including the renowned Ford Models Agency, and subsequently appeared in prominent television commercials for Bally Fitness Clubs, Coca-Cola, and Discover Card.
Brooke Burke – Career
Brooke worked as a model for Venus Swimwear and Frederick’s of Hollywood. From 1999 to 2002, Burke became well-known while hosting Wild On!, a popular travel series on the E! Entertainment Television channel, replacing previous host Jules Asner. As part of the series, she travelled the world extensively, profiling many popular travel destinations. Burke first appeared nude during her early modeling career for the website BlueNudes.com, and most notably after gaining fame in the May 2001 and November 2004 issues of Playboy and has also appeared in lad mags such as Maxim, Stuff, and FHM Hot 100 List and featured her on their gallery. She was the voice and ce face of “Rachel Teller” in Electronic Arts’ video game Need for Speed: Underground 2, and asks the “People and Places” questions in the video game, Trivial Pursuit Unhinged.
Burke has fronted infomercials promoting a swiss ball video home fitness workout named Gunnar Peterson’s Core Secrets, and appears in the first video of the series entitled 20 Minute Full Body Workout. The infomercials have screened in New Zealand and Australia.
In 2005 and 2006, Burke hosted the CBS summer reality show Rock Star, an American Idol-like series in which aspiring singers compete to become either the frontman or frontwoman for a rock band.
Brooke Burke starred as a playable character in the Burger King advergaming title PocketBike Racer and in Big Bumpin’. In 2007, she was listed as one of Blender’s hottest women of film and TV.
In 2007, Brooke started a company called Baboosh Baby, which offers wraps for pregnant women. The company’s website features a blog from Brooke about her children.
Burke is a participant in Season 7 of Dancing with the Stars, and is paired with Derek Hough. source