Victoria Arlen is the former Paralympic swimmer who has won the gold medal as the professional athlete. She is featuring on ESPN as the contributing feature reporter on SportsCenter across all platforms. Victoria, who has also broken the World, American and Pan American Records is passionate towards uniting the world through sports.
How Does Victoria Arlen Gather Net Worth?
Victoria Arlen has gathered her net worth as an actress, former American Paralympian swimmer, and television personality for ESPN. According to the Glassdoor, features reporters at ESPN has an estimated salary between $50,000 to $60,000 a year. Victoria, who works as the feature reporter on ESPN since 2015, is earning a lucrative salary through which her net worth has increased.
She has also earned fortunes as Paralympic athletes. According to CNN Money, Paralympians earns $5,000 for securing gold medals. $3,000 for silver and $2,000 for bronze medals. Victoria, who won three silvers and a gold medal, has also earned money from the U.S. Olympic Committee.
Ex-Boyfriend Calls After Her Performance; Low-Key Dating Life
During the Dancing with the Stars season 25, Victoria Arlen impressed the judges with her sultry, sexual spicy Argentine Tango in November 2017. The star lady danced with her partner Valentin Chmerkovskiy. The performance was widely appreciated not only by her families, friends, and well-wishers but also by her ex-boyfriend, with whom she had not spoken for years. Talking about the reaction of her performance to US Weekly, the ESPN personality said,
It was fun to show that side [and] it was fun to learn that dance. My family loved it, my friends loved it. I even heard from ex-boyfriends. That was really funny — people I haven’t talked to in years!
Victoria Arlen and her partner, Valentin Chmerkovskiy perform on Dancing with the Stars in November 2017 (Photo: justjaredjr.com)
Back in 2012, the ABC News article once mentioned that she is dating someone. After she became disqualified from the Paralympic Swimming World Championships, she decided to spend time in California with her boyfriend and mother. However, she has chosen privacy over her relationship and has remained obscured to provide the details of her mentioned boyfriend.
She is focused on her career and prefers to keep it out of the buzz when it comes to the relationship. As of June 2018, she is reportedly single.
Victoria Arlen’s Tragic Journey Of Illness
At the tender age of 11, the swimmer and athlete, Victoria suffered the illness with Transverse Myelitis, a rare viral disease that left her in a coma for four years. She also couldn't use her legs for ten long years.
Victoria could only hear the conversations going on in her hospital room while she was in the coma as doctors expressed losing hope for any improvement in her condition.
In 2010, Victoria began re-learning how to speak, eat, and move. In June 2012, after a record-breaking world performance at the 2012 Summer Paralympics US swimming trials, Victoria qualified for the 2012 Summer Paralympics held in London, as a member of Team USA. In London, she won four medals: one gold and three silvers.
Victoria learned to walk in April 2016 after she spent nearly a decade paralyzed from the waist down. Despite her illness, her spirit let her not only to recover but also has helped her to become an accomplished model, swimmer, and actress.
Father Disappointed With IPC: Family Of Triplets
Victoria was born to her parents Jacqueline Arlen and Larry Arlen. Her father owns a security camera business. When Paralympic Swimming World Championships decided to rule Victoria on 2012, he was upset over the IPC decision. Victoria was later qualified for the 2012 Summer Paralympics. In her family, she is a triplet and has two brothers named L.J. William and Cameron.
Victoria Arlen was born on 26 September 1994. She was raised in Boston, Massachusetts. The Paralympic swimmer won one gold and three silver medals during 2012 Summer Paralympics. She made a transition from the professional athlete to the youngest ESPN sportscaster in 2015.