Did you have fun at your RUNWAY photo shoot?
This shoot was seriously a dream come true! I’ve always wanted to do a Barbie-inspired shoot, and this went above and beyond my expectations and what I could of have ever imagined! I mean, a Barbie dream house is the perfect way to describe it. Everything was so perfect from the house, photography, clothes, hair, makeup just everything! This was one of my favorite shoots I’ve ever done!
What styles do you plan on wearing this summer?
It’s fair to say I would wear a bikini everyday if I could. But living in LA, I have the luxury of a year-round summer. I love to wear a lot flowy dresses and skirts, lots of crop tops and shorts. It honestly depends how I am feeling on that day.
How was Miami Swim Week?
Miami Swim Week was amazing! I’ve never been before, so I was so excited to see what it was all about and it definitely didn’t disappoint! I was invited to sit front row at all the major swim shows like Sports Illustrated, Beach Bunny, Frankie’s Bikinis, Luli Fama just to name a few. It was truly an honor that they wanted to have me front row at every one of those shows.
What do you eat to stay so fit?
I try to stick to healthy options, like grilled chicken, vegetables, salads and healthy sandwiches. I’ve actually started getting into vegan options, and I definitely see a difference in how I look and feel.
Tell us about the IDLife Experience.
IDLife is this amazing lifestyle brand that carries everything from supplements to protein smoothies, shakes, meal plans, etc. It’s a great program to be involved with. I love how they run things and I truly see a difference in my body when I use their products.
What was one of your most memorable experiences on WWE?
I’d have to say winning the WWE Divas Championship Belt. Being given that chance meant that Vince McMahon, the writers and agents all believed in me after 5 years of working my butt off and proving I could be the best wrestler I could. I felt like they really noticed my hard work and thought it was my time to hold the championship. I was able to bring pride to it and the fans were behind me all the way. That’s why it meant so much to me, because the fans really wanted to see me win it. I had been an underdog for so many years, and they knew I was just as deserving as Vince and everyone else at WWE.
Can you tell us what it’s like on the set of WAGS?
Being on the set of WAGS is actually very entertaining. I work with amazing people and an amazing production company who have always supported me and have my back. I love what I do. We just finished wrapping our third season, and it’s been a great journey. You’ve seen a lot of my ups and downs, but it’s all true and shows exactly what we have going on in our lives, good or bad. The girls and I have all formed a great bond just because we are all living and going through the same things, especially being in relationships with athletes. I have to say it’s one of the best sets I’ve ever been a part of.
Who has been your favorite person to work with?
I love working with all the girls on the show. We have our own special bonds between each other. I really love Nicole. We’ve gotten really close over the past couple years and she’s been such a great supportive friend. We always have a blast together working on and off camera.
What can we look forward to seeing from you in the future?
I really hope to get more involved in acting, whether it be TV, movies or both! I love being in front of the camera and performing. It’s always been a passion of mine, even as a little girl. I will also be coming out with my own bikini calendar for 2018, and I have been selling Barbie Blank t-shirts on a website called prowrestlingtees.com, which have become a huge hit! I’m going to be coming out with my own Barbie Emoji’s very soon, so keep a look out for those! And can’t wait to see what else this year brings. The world is definitely my oyster!
Any advice to aspiring young talent?
Get an education first and then figure out exactly what it is you want out of life. When it comes to a job or family, just go for it, and at the end of the day you can say, “You know what, I went out there and I tried.” Whether it works out or not, you can go through life proud of yourself for at least trying something you’ve always dreamed of doing! That’s what I did with wrestling, and now look where I am today. Just always believe in yourself and never let anyone tell you different.
RUNWAY MAGAZINE COVER GIRL: Barbie Blank @thebarbieblank @platformprteam
Photographer: Mario Barberio @mariobarberiophotos
Stylist: Julia Perry @juliaperrystyle
Makeup: Beth Follert/JK Artists @bethfollertmakeup @jkartists Using MAC.
Hair: Claire Piao @clairepiaoStylist Assistant: Joaquin Aristides Flores @aristidesfashion
Location: The Pink Palace @thepinkpalace_