She was profiled in a feature story for the ESPN series E:60 and was voted "Hottest Woman In America" by Big Biz Magazine in the Spring 2008 issue. On May 13, 2008, "Gina Carano" was the fastest-rising search on Google and third most searched person on Yahoo!.
She is one of the cover athletes along with Serena Williams for the October 19, 2009 edition of ESPN The Magazine's Body Issue. Carano and Williams are two of the athletes featured in a book by Dana Rasmussen.
In the movie "Haywire", Gina sports a green hoodie embroidered with the same name as her high school alma mater - Trinity.
Her number one movie star crush is on the late Paul Newman.
She was ranked as #5 on the "Top Ten Influential Women of 2008" list on Yahoo!.