5 Things You Need to Know About Kelly Rohrbach
The model attended Georgetown University on a golf scholarship
Here are five things you need to know about the 25-year-old:
1. She’s not just a pretty face.
Rohrbach attended high school at Greenwich Academy in her hometown of Greenwich, Connecticut, where she played golf and earned a scholarship to Georgetown University to play Division One women’s golf. After graduating from Georgetown in 2012 with a degree in theater, she went on to attend the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art to kickstart her acting career.
2. She’s new to modeling.
When Rohrbach was named Sports Illustrated Rookie of the Year in March, she had only been modeling for about a year. When SI first found her, she had only been modeling for two months. Following her first professional shoot, Rohrbach was featured in Gap’s 2014 holiday campaign, Dannijo’s bridal and holiday campaign, Self magazine and she landed the cover of Galore last September.
3. She’s been on TV.
Before ever striking a pose, Rohrbach had made a few TV appearances in some of the nation’s favorite shows. She was the female lead in The P.E.T. Squad Files, and had a few cameos in Two and a Half Men on CBS, The New Normal on NBC, Rizzoli and Isles on TNT and Rush on USA.
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4. She didn’t always love golf.
While at Georgetown, Rohrbach tied for 71st at the Princeton Invitational (28-over par 172). “My dad was a very good golfer, and he always dragged me along,” Rohrbach told Harper’s Bazaar about how she found her passion for golf. “I didn’t like it that much when I was a kid, and my dad would always say, ‘Trust me, you’re gonna like it when you’re older,’ and now I’m really thankful I play it.”
5. She only likes outdoor workouts.
As a former resident of Los Angeles, Rohrbach loves to get out and workout. “I hate the gym, so anything outdoors,” she tells Harper’s Bazaar. “Run, hike, whatever, walk the beach.” However, since moving to New York City to pursue her modeling career, Rohrbach has difficulty finding a workout routine that really fits her. She adds, “I’m having a little trouble here, I haven’t worked out in a month.”