Bridget Marquardt is an American television personality, model, and actress. She is best known for her role on the reality television series The Girls Next Door. Marquardt graduated from San Joaquin Delta College with an Associate Degree. She matriculated to California State University, Sacramento and graduated in 1998 with a B.A. in communications and an emphasis on public relations. In 2001, she earned her Master's Degree in Communications from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California. She later took a graduate level course in broadcast journalism through UCLA Extension. Marquardt hosted Bridget's Sexiest Beaches, a TV series on Travel Channel, which debuted in March 2009 and currently she hosts Yahoo's Animal Nation.