American television host and television personality Elisabeth Hasselbeck,She was a contestant on Survivor The Australian Outback and is a current co-host on the daytime talk show The View.
Elisabeth DelPadre Filarski was born in Cranston, Rhode Island. She is the daughter of Roman Catholic school teacher and lawyer Elizabeth DelPadre and architect Kenneth Filarski.She has one brother, Kenneth, Jr.,a lawyer and aspiring musician. As a child, she lived in Providence and Cranston, Rhode Island.Hasselbeck was raised Roman Catholic and attended St. Mary School in Cranston, followed by St. Mary Academy Bay View in Riverside, Rhode Island, where she graduated in 1995.She then attended Boston College, where she captained the women's softball team for two seasons, winning consecutive Big East championships.With a concentration on large scale paintings and industrial design, Hasselbeck graduated with a Fine Arts degree in 1999.
In Her Carrer Hasselbeck was cast in Survivor: The Australian Outback, and was originally a member of the Kucha tribe. She was the last remaining member of that tribe in the game before being voted off on Day 39 and finishing fourth overall. As her luxury item, she brought a self made immunity headdress.In 2001, Hasselbeck was a judge at the Miss Teen USA Pageant.From 2002 to 2003 she hosted the Style Network's The Look for Less where she helped find stylish clothes for bargain prices.
Hasselbeck married her college boyfriend On July 6, 2002, former professional football quarterback Tim Hasselbeck. They have a daughter, Grace Elisabeth born in 2005,and two sons, Taylor born in 2007, and Isaiah born in 2009.Hasselbeck is a supporter of breast cancer awareness initiatives in the form of an internet only PSA on breast cancer diagnosis.She is living with celiac disease.
She has written a book on the subject, The G-Free Diet: A Gluten-Free Survival Guide, which has appeared on several best seller lists. On June 23, 2009, a lawsuit was filed in a federal court in Massachusetts alleging that her book was plagiarized from a self-published book by Susan Hasset.Hasselbeck released a statement calling the allegations baseless. The lawsuit was dismissed in November 2009 when the plaintiff's lawyer declined to pursue it, saying to the press that he believed some degree of plagiarism occurred, but it was not sufficient to justify monetary damages.