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Kiana Tom is a television host, fitness expert, author, actress, businesswoman, wife and mother. [1]

Kiana is part Hawaiian, Chinese and Irish. Her name means “calm water” or "moon goddess" in Hawaiian.

Kiana is the star and founder of the fitness series, Kiana's Flex Appeal on ESPN, author of Kiana's Body Sculpting [2]book (St. Martin's Press, NY)[3] and recipient of the prestigious United States Sports Academy Award. She was interviewed on behalf of the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, Emcee to the Governor's Ball at the inaugural X Games in Newport RI, Ms. Shape Magazine. She was also a cheerleader for the Oakland Raiders.[4] Her television show can been seen daily on ESPN all around the world since its debut in 1995.

In 1995, Kiana created, hosted and co-produced her fitness series, Kiana's Flex Appeal.[5] A lifestyle, health and fitness program on the then new cable channel ESPN and ESPN2. Kiana had a lot of help from athletes and fitness models like Monica Brant and Tatiana Anderson[6]. With the help of her sports-clad[7] friends and guests, they encouraged viewers to enjoy an active lifestyle. They always looked great alongside the beachfront.[8]The show ended in 2001.

Kiana wrote numerous exercise routines and created the segments: home gym, pro gym, target training, aqua flex training.

Due to Kiana's Flex Appeal's initial high ratings, ESPN chose to develop other shows around Kiana, namely Kiana's Too Fit 2 Quit, Summer Sizzle with Kiana & Hot Summer Nights with Kiana.

Kiana posed nude for May 2002 edition of Playboy magazine.[9][10][11]

Kiana hosted ABC Super Bowl Nightlife, Host and Reporter for the Extreme Sports shows, X Games, Extreme Energy, Fitness America Pageant Series, Blade Warriors, King of the Mountain, news anchor for Turner Broadcasting, made guest appearances on the Drew Carey Show, Family Law and in Eminem's Grammy Award winning Music Video of the Year "Without Me". [12] Kiana co-starred in her first movie, "Universal Soldier: The Return" with Jean Claude Van Damme, Sony/Columbia Tristar Pictures. According to the New York Times review, dated August 1999, the presence of the fitness guru compounded the physicality of the film.[13]

In 2009, Kiana was working on a new show, FitMomTV.[11]

Family

  • Married: March 2002
  • Husband: Dennis, Captain in the Fire Dept.
  • Children: 2 daughters
  • Her father, Layne Tom Jr., was an actor who played various children (including Charlie Chan Jr.) in Charlie Chan films and was the Asian Boy Ranger in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.

References

External links

Official page








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