Jessi Combs Biography

Check out all that you wanted to know about Jessi Combs, the famous TV anchor and metal fabricator; her rise to stardom, personal life, trivia facts and lots more.

Jessi Combs
Quick Facts

Birthday: July 27, 1983

Nationality: American

Famous: TV Anchors American Women

Age: 36 Years, 36 Year Old Females

Sun Sign: Leo

Born in: Rapid City, South Dakota, United States

Famous as: Metal Fabricator & TV Anchor

Height: 5'7" (170 cm), 5'7" Females

place of death: WyoTech in Laramie, Wyoming

U.S. State: South Dakota

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Jessi Combs has more than one job description to her name! She is most famous as a television show host and is equally well-known as a metal fabricator. She is also a popular brand representative. Jessi rose to fame as a co-host of the popular television show ‘Xtreme 4x4’ which she hosted from 2005 to 2008. Together with Ian Johnson, she co-anchored more than 90 episodes. Other popular television shows featuring her include ‘All Girls Garage’, ‘Mythbusters’, ‘1001 Car Things to do Before You Die’, and ‘How to Build...Everything’. Jessi is a brand representative of several companies like Bosch, Dodge, Nissan, Mobil 1, XX Chromes All Women’s Bike, and Lincoln Electric among many others. Her expertise as a metal fabricator is well known. After acquiring a degree in Custom Automotive Fabrication from WyoTech, she participated in Las Vegas SEMA show. She now owns a fabrication shop in California. The first love of this multi-talented lady is fast cars. She is a trained racer as well and excels in performance racing, stunt driving, evasive driving, and drifting. In 2013, she set a world record as the fastest woman on 4-wheels, reaching a speed of 440 mph.

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Jessi Combs
The Meteoric Rise to Stardom
  • Jessi Combs had shown a strong inclination for cars and racing from a tender age. She also had a knack for playing around with metal pieces and creating new stuffs with them. After turning down a scholarship offer for an interior designing class, she moved to Laramie in Wyoming to attend WyoTech. In 2004, she completed her degree program in Custom Automotive Fabrication and stood first in her class. This honour helped her in getting her first job with Speciality Equipment Marketing Association where she was assigned to build a car in six months. From there she was appointed by Spike Television to co-host their ‘Xtreme 4x4’ show with Ian Johnson. She presented over 90 episodes of this show between 2005 and 2008.
  • As a popular television show host, Jessi was selected a brand representative for multiple companies due to her rising fame. Notable among these are Lincoln Electric (manufacturer of welding products), Warn Industries (makers of vehicle recovery equipments), Raw Deal (an organization empowering women about industrial and automotive processes), Industrial Metal Supply Company, WyoTech, Dake, and Raceline Wheels. Perhaps the most outstanding aspect of her career is her success as a racing car driver. Her first success came in 2011 when she stood 2nd in Class 10 of SCORE Baja 1000 competition. From then till 2016, she participated in 11 races and ranked 1st on six occasions. Her greatest achievement came in 2013 when she became the fastest woman on 4-wheels, reaching a speed of 440 mph. In her last race in 2016 at the Ultra 4 King of the Hammers, she once again stood 1st in EMC Modified Class.
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Personal Life
  • Jessi Combs was born in Rapid City in South Dakota on 27 July 1983. From a very early age she showed a strong liking for cars and machines. She showed special interest in creating things with metal pieces, photography, and leather craft. Efforts taken by her parents to encourage her to study interior decoration became futile as she turned down a scholarship offer. She shifted to Wyoming, and completed a degree programme at WyoTech in Laramie in 2004. She studied Street Rod Fabrication, Chassis Fabrication, Collision and Refinishing, and Trim & Upholstery. She topped her class in Custom Automotive Fabrication. During her stint with ‘Xtreme 4x4,’ she got married to her co-host Ian Johnson. They later separated as Jessi was rumoured to be bisexual. As of now, she is having a relationship with Chris Jacob, host of the television show ‘Overhaulin’ aired on Discovery Channel.

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