• Christy Lee is an American television personality, realtor and reporter
• She is best known as one-third of the host-cast from the Motor Trend series “All Girls Garage”
• She is a passionate automotive engineer and a talented real estate investor
• She has been the host of the reality television series “Steal This House” and “Celebrity IOU Joyride”
• She is currently working on her own series dedicated to home renovations, “Steal This House”
Christy Lee is an American television personality, realtor, and reporter, probably best known as one-third of the host-cast from the Motor Trend series “All Girls Garage”, and by all accounts, Lee is an automotive genius worth her weight in gold.
After all, the television series “All Girls Garage” follows the challenging lives of three female auto-technicians, working for Gas Monkey Garage, as they take on the most difficult projects presented to the industry, all to prove that women can be just as competent in the workshop as their male counterparts.
Unfortunately, despite being one of the more popular members of “All Girls Garage”, certainly adored by her many fans and followers, Christy departed the show in 2020.
While this might have been a devastating disappointment for all the petrolheads who enjoyed watching the show, Christy’s fans need not worry, as she will soon be back on our television screens, though entertaining us in a different series.
Despite being so popular among viewers, Christy lived an isolated life, very reserved away from the camera and scrutiny of the public, and as a result, her personal life remained a mystery for many.
For those who care to know, and those who might not know anything yet about the beautiful television host, we did a lot of digging to find all the possible available information on Lee, to inform her dedicated fans and followers.
Who Is Christy Lee?
While finding personal information about the “All Girls Garage” hostess seems nearly impossible, many people often confuse her with a former Miss Teen USA princess, Christy Lee Woods, and because of this, their online biographies often get mixed up. However, due to Lee’s wishes to retain her privacy, some sources of information seem, at the very least, somewhat questionable.
As one example, a misconception that exists on the internet is the disputed age of the television host, which some sources of information suggest ranges somewhere in her forties, stating that she was born in 1977. However, according to her Instagram profile, Christy only recently celebrated her 35th birthday, obviously debunking some of the myths surrounding her background.
Due to the confusion between Lee and Woods, many also seem to get her place of birth wrong, often suggesting that the “All Girls Garage” hostess hail from Huntsville, Texas, but, according to Christy’s personal webpage, she comes from Daytona Beach, Florida.
It’s from her hometown origins that Lee developed a love for oceanic scenery, and she spends a great deal of her free time roaming beaches and walking along the shores of America.
While maintaining a strict approach to privacy, Christy remains outspoken about the things she is most passionate about, which as many could guess, include cars, motorcycles, and family. Born on 21 October 1987, Christy developed her love for all things motorised at the young age of three, under the guidance of her father, who also had a passion for automotive engineering.
As Christy would fondly recall, writing about it in her personal biography, she would spend her early childhood days in a fantastical greenhouse that featured flower gardens, a pool, and a stone fountain, all designed and built by her father in the backyard of their Florida home.
— Cristy Lee (@CristyLee09) January 21, 2014
Even more importantly, though, Christy recalls how she spent her childhood observing her dad as he worked on his 2002 BMW in his import workshop, which he intended to pass on to Lee once she was old enough.
Unfortunately, the BMW project was never passed down to her, but Christy’s father’s passion for automotive restoration and tinkering certainly took a hold on her, as she would pursue a similar career. According to Christy, it’s never only about the end result, but she enjoys the process of achieving the end desire by getting down dirty, and working with her hands.
Aside from this, one of Christy’s fondest memories includes sitting on the gas tank of her father’s dirt bike as they went for adventurous rides in the Florida landscapes.
While many might consider it irresponsible to go dirt biking with a three-year-old as a passenger, Christy praises her dad’s methods, claiming that he was the biggest influence in her life. It’s because of these young adventures that Christy developed a passion for motorcycles, now with more than 18 year’s experience.
This same passion led her to the early decision to seek a career as a sports reporter, which eventually gained her fame as a host on “All Girls Garage”.
Shortly after graduating college, Christy moved from Daytona Beach to Detroit, Michigan, where she worked as a real estate investor, and subsequently made her debut in the industry. While she’s not famously known for her realtor expertise, her passion for home renovations earned her a position as host of the reality television series “Steal This House”.
The show specifically follows Christy as she finds inexpensive homes in Detroit, and invests in the renovation of said projects to turn them into marvellous works of art. The show aired its first season in 2022, and a second season is expected in the coming year.
However, while living in Detroit, Christy’s passion for automotive sports got the better of her, and after breaking into the industry as a Radio DJ and personality, she quickly made her mark and would soon be reporting on numerous motor sporting events.
Some of Christy’s noteworthy coverage included events such as the XGames, MotoGP, Monster Jam, MotoAmerica among many more. Christy also worked as a reporter for FOX, ESPN, SPEED, ABC, and CMT, covering many of the above-mentioned events, which eventually caught the attention of the creators behind her claim to fame, “All Girls Garage”.
In 2011, Christy became one of the original hosts of “All Girls Garage”, which premiered its first season in 2012, and remained a constant member until her departure in 2020. However, while no longer being a permanent cast member, Christy still makes recurring appearances.
As a go-to guru about all things car and motorcycle-related, Christy’s expertise would simply be too valuable for the show to completely drop her. In addition, her informed views and experience also landed her a place among the cast of “Garage Squad”, and as co-host during 2019 and 2020.
Aside from this, Christy’s also taken part in many other hosting jobs, prior to appearing in “All Girls Garage”, which notably included a position as co-host of the “Tunnel of Fire” stunt derby in 2013. She also worked with Toyota on their online virtual factory tour in 2016, and appeared as the host of the Ford Performance online program in December that same year.
Taking a short break in 2020, Christy stated that she needed some much-needed time away from both of the shows on which she was working at the time, but didn’t give any specific reason for her departure.
Great to be back on-set of All Girls Garage again, filming more new episodes for Season 5 on Velocity!!
Luckily, for all her fans, she didn’t completely dissociate from the girls in Gas Monkey Garage, and can still be seen in the show from time to time. While she may not have given any specific reason, many of her fans and the media suggested that she took time off for medical reasons. Apparently, Christy underwent an appendectomy in 2020, to treat a burst appendix. This was later confirmed by Christy via her Twitter account, in which she informed her fans that she was fine, and would soon be back in action.
What Is Christy Doing Now?
Following her short hiatus, Christy re-emerged in 2021 as a guest kitchen designer on the Food Network’s “Grill of Victory” reality television competition show, in which she shares her creative genius as an interior designer. Christy then began working on her own series dedicated to home renovations, “Steal This House” in 2022, but not before starring in her latest project.
In 2021, Discovery Plus launched their new reality television show in which Christy appears as both a host and technician in an automotive renovation series with a bit of a unique twist.
The series currently aired its first season with spectacular success and is expected to outperform again with the launch of a second season. The concept of the show, “Celebrity IOU Joyride”, features a selection of famous celebs hoping to gift personal friends or family members cars that they would truly appreciate, considered a Joyride.
Naturally, Christy would be responsible for the renovation of the said cars, which includes numerous classics such as a 1963 Buick Electra that Christy reconstructed for actor James Marsden. Other celebs featured on the show include the likes of Renee Zellweger, skateboarder Tony Hawk, and many others.
It doesn’t seem that Christy Lee will be retiring any time soon, as she remains busy with her real estate development, and continues to play host for “Celebrity IOU Joyride”, which her fans would of course appreciate. For those afraid that Christy might be gone for good, rest assured that for the time being, the genius from “All Girls Garage”, isn’t going anywhere.