Gina was born in St. Louis, Missouri and grew up in Syracuse, New York and Bristol, Rhode Island. A former beauty pageant participant, Gina was named Miss Rhode Island Teen USA in 1992.
She went on to compete in the Miss Teen USA Pageant, where she placed in the top 12 in the country and won the title of Miss Photogenic. After winning Miss Rhode Island Teen All-American in 1993, Gina was first runner-up in the Miss Teen All-American Pageant. Gina had just moved to California to begin auditioning when she received a casting call for the role of Kelly Cramer. This was the first professional role of Gina's career.
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