She said: 'I found myself staring and realized this was the image of who I wanted to be.
Priest graduated in 1954 from Washington-Lee High School in Arlington, Virginia.
She was addicted to drugs from the age of 15 to her late twenties.
It apparently also gave her an advantage to making it into the February 2008 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, a feat Gordon has never accomplished.
She was romantically involved with Bernie Leadon from The Eagles in the 70s and eventually married her yoga instructor.
She claimed it was to further her racing career, but one has to imagine it may have been to get as far away from Wisconsin as humanly possible.