She’s got the look, the speed and the nerve that perfectly matches the TauBu high octane lifestyle. You may not yet know Maryeve Dufault’s name, but you’ve very likely seen her amazing shape and beautiful face. The 29-year-old French Canadian stunner first started turning heads as a teenage Hawaiian Tropic international model search winner and went on to be a “Barker’s Beauty” on the Price is Right and pose in the August 2011 issue of Maxim magazine.
But she ain’t just another pretty face. Dufault was riding a dirt bike and snowmobiles before she hit middle school and competed in motocross, go-kart and open-wheel racing as a teenager. The girl got it honest. Her dad and brother both were highly competitive motorcycle racers. So when little Dufault ditched Barbies for bikes, no one thought twice about it. And they didn’t flinch at all when in 2005, Dufault played in the Lingerie Bowl for the New York Euphoria. Nor did the fam worry when she found work as a Hollywood stunt double or a precision driving pro for major corporations including Honda.
“Even at a young age I needed powerful rushes of adrenaline, speed and even danger,” Dufault says.
Last year, Dufault began racing in the NASCAR Canadian Tire series. Earlier this year, she landed a driver development contract with the FAZZT Race Team and by August had made twelve starts in ARCA Racing Series – one of them a top 10. And this past weekend, she became the first Canadian woman to race the NASCAR Nationwide Series. Though her big debut at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve proved a bit of a bust (she spun out twice, got clipped a time or two and suffered a bum transmission) Dufault ain’t giving up yet. Raise a TauBu toast to this high octane beauty and watch for her to get back on the tracks soon.