I work in an organization where differences are celebrated and representation is important. The ladies of WWE represent a wide array of women with different heights, sizes, nationalities, and ages. We are ambitious and resilient. I’m proud to be part of such an amazing group of females who are confident in their own skin. But as a child of the ’80s, I remember growing up when runways and magazines were flooded with the same type of woman—a woman that was very tall, very thin, and most often blonde. I remember wanting so badly to be like those girls. They were the faces I looked up to, the body types I admired, the women I constantly compared myself to.
I first started getting into working out in college. I lifted weights and did endless hours of cardio to make myself look like one of those “perfect,” extremely thin girls. After two years of working out for hours every day, I got so fed up. I wasn’t getting as small as I wanted.