Remember this shot — because the chances of seeing “Ice Road Truckers” star Lisa Kelly glamming it up again are as remote as the frozen Canadian roads she navigates on History Channel’s popular series.
“That was fun, but it was very cold out,” Kelly says of her photo shoot, which leads to the inevitable question of how she feels about her sex-symbol status as the only female driver on “Truckers.”
“I don’t know. I don’t know what other people are gonna think,” says Kelly, 28. “It’s interesting to put a woman’s twist on [‘Ice Road Truckers’] and if that’s how I’m perceived, well, it’s not up to me.”
She’s in the middle of her second season on “Truckers,” and just spent two months hauling cement in India’s Himalayas (the setting for next season).
“It was completely different in every way,” she says of navigating the treacherous mountain roads. “It was just a cliffside; we have mountain driving here, but not a little road that goes higher and higher.
“And the trucks [in India] are different,” she says. “They’re not as big and not very powerful at all, which added to the danger factor. We had an Indian spotter with us for safety’s sake and he ended up being more of a pain than a help — he was confusing me on the rules and making stuff up as we went along.”
And with more and more attention focused on her, Kelly says, “I have nothing in the chamber right now, just whatever comes my way. The show has opened up a lot of doors — I never figured I’d be in India when this first started.”