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Carmen Electra

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Carmen Electra
Carmen Electra sucks at sports, but she can dance.
Discovered by Prince, actress and dancer Carmen Electra went on to work for MTV as Jenny McCarthy's replacement on "Singled Out" and as Pamela Anderson's replacement on "Baywatch." She's also become quite a comedian of late in mockumentaries, such as "The Mating Habits of the Earthbound Human" (1999), and spoofs, such as "Scary Movie" (2000).

Besides the nine days she spent married to former NBA star Dennis Rodman, Electra has been romantically linked to rock stars Fred Durst of Limp Bizkit and Dave Navarro who was formerly with Jane's Addiction and the Red-Hot Chili Peppers.

Currently, she's endorsing the Ultimate Fighting Championship, a brand of mixed martial arts. Electra, 29, recently went a round with Page 2 as we asked her 10 Burning Questions.

1. Page 2: How good of an athlete are you?
Electra: I suck at sports. I'm the worst. I went to a performing arts school that had no sports at all.

Carmen Electra, Dennis Rodman
Electra and Dennis Rodman on their way to a place of healing.
1a. What's the best sporting event that you ever attended?
Electra: Probably when the Bulls won the championship in Utah in Michael Jordan's last game (1998 NBA Finals).

2. Who is the sexiest athlete today?
Electra: I know that he's not playing any more, but I think it still has to be Michael Jordan. He's so amazing at what he does and so talented. He always seemed to have his life together.

3. Derek Jeter or David Hasselhoff -- who would you rather be seen holding hands with?
Electra: Who's Derek Jeter?

4. Who's the best actor or actress on "Baywatch" and why?
Electra: Yasmine Bleeth. She's a really good friend of mine. She's so talented and beautiful. I love her.

5. What's Pamela Anderson really like?
Derek Jeter
Derek Jeter
David Hasselhoff
David Hasselhoff
Electra: I've actually only met her once. But she seems to be really sweet. She was gone by the time I was on the show.

6. What did you learn from your marriage with Dennis Rodman?
Electra: He really took me to a place of healing. I decided that I needed to spend some time on my own and pull away from the whole situation and re-evaluate what was going on in my life. Now I'm working a lot and I'm happy.

7. Who's better to date: A rock star or sports star?
Electra: I don't want to answer that. But the answer is neither.

Carmen Electra in Scary Movie
Electra revealed her comedic side in "Scary Movie."
8. You were pretty funny in "Scary Movie," where did you get the humor from?
Electra: When you are in the tabloids all the time, people really don't get a chance to know anything about your real personality. I love to make people laugh, and I'm silly, and I like to joke around.

9. What do you like about the Ultimate Fighting Championship?
Electra: It's real. These guys are real athletes. Even though they do have a few rules it's still pretty raw.

10. How did you get the name Carmen Electra?
Electra: Prince gave me it. My original name is Tara Patrick.

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