About Gena Lee Nolin

About Gena

“You don’t always know who your real friends are in Hollywood, but I do with Gena. She’s helped me through some very hard times.”
Angie Everhart, model and thyroid cancer survivor

About Gena Lee NolinBest known for her stint as a lifeguard on the international smash hit Baywatch, former model Gena Lee Nolin is ecstatic about her current role as mother to three beautiful children – Stella Monroe, Hudson Lee and Spencer Michael – and stepmother to Caia.

After being diagnosed with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis in 2009, Gena became an advocate for thyroid disease awareness, campaigning for regular thyroid gland checks and blood tests. She also created the popular Facebook page “Thyroid Sexy” in July 2011 to help raise awareness and provide support for those suffering from thyroid disease.

Teaming up with New York Times bestselling author Mary J. Shomon, Gena released her first book, Beautiful Inside and Out: Conquering Thyroid Disease with a Happy, Healthy “Thyroid Sexy” Life in October, 2013.  She currently writes mommy blogs for “Celebrity Baby Scoop” and “SheKnows”, and is in pre-production for a PBS cooking show geared toward kids.

A recipient of the 2007 Honorary Woman of Distinction award from the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America, Gena continues to give her time and likeliness to many different charities around the globe. She has worked for several years with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, visiting hospitals, hospices and homes around the U.S. She also traveled to Kosovo to help entertain and put smiles on the faces of our soldiers, and has lent her image to PETA’s (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) media campaign against the use of exotic skins.