Five Minutes With Miss July Andria Lea

Name?

Andria Lea

Hometown?

Kansas City, Missouri

Where’s your favorite surf spot?

Definitely the Quepos area of Costa Rica because that’s where I learned. It’s beautiful and the waves rocked. Perfect for surfers of all levels.

Special or hidden talents?

I don’t think there is enough room here for all of them, haha. But if I have to choose I’d say snowboarding, TV hosting, and dog whispering.

Ever dated a surfer?

There weren’t many surfers in Kansas City, so not in the true sense of the word. But my husband and I learned to surf together so I guess he kind of counts!

Dream vacation to?

New Zealand because I can surf and snowboard there, and it’s a beautiful place with a lot of outdoor things to do.

How did you become such an animal lover?

I always grew up surrounded by various pets and was just born with a really strong compassion for all animals.

How many dogs do you have?

I have 2 dogs, Brodie and Mia, who are both Shar Peis and rescue dogs. They mean the world to me.

How many have you rescued?

I have rescued over 50 animals in the last 13 years. I have them spayed/neutered and place them in a permanent home. It’s one of the things that brings me true happiness. It’s nice knowing I have made a difference.

Occupation?

Model, TV Host, ICU Nurse

Funniest Surfing Story?

On my last day in Costa Rica I was getting ready to start ripping, but had to use the bathroom. I walked there barefoot and ended up stubbing my toe on a big rock, almost ripping the end of it off. I hobbled back with blood gushing from my foot and almost fainted on the beach! Needless to say, I didn’t get to surf that day. But it left me wanting more, so that’s cool.


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