You all know that Kelly Kelly is featured (cover + content) on Maxim magazine for December issue. Maxim site posted some photos of the photoshoot by Emily Shur she did for the magazine. And below you can read the interview:
Hometown: Jacksonville, Florida
Birthday: January 15, 1987
Favorite Wrestler: Stone Cold Steve Austin. “He’s always been my idol.”
Guilty Pleasure: “I’m obsessed with fast food. Nuggets, fries, hamburgers—everything.”
Embarrassing iPod Song: “Probably ‘MMMBop’ by Hanson.”
Desired Christmas Present: “Shoes. I love Louboutin and YSL. Just putting that out there.”
Desired Celebrity Opponent: “Lindsay Lohan. She needs some sense knocked into her.”
College freshman Barbara Jean Blank didn’t bat an eyelash when her modeling agent asked if she’d be interested in wrestling. Less than a year later, she became the youngest Diva in WWE history when she debuted as über-babe Kelly Kelly. Quickly winning fans with her megawatt smile, Kelly was chosen to participate in the WWE’s USO tour that year, traveling to Iraq to show off her killer moves. Since then she’s been overseas three more times, and crushed her competition to become the current Divas champion. Not bad for a former high school cheerleader!
Were you always a fan of wrestling?
Oh, yeah, since I was a kid. My mom thought it was too violent, but my dad would sneak me into the bedroom to watch with him. It never crossed my mind I could do this kind of stuff. I thought wrestlers were larger than life, so when WWE called and asked if I wanted to train, I was like, “Oh, my God, yes!”
Did you feel like you had to prove yourself?
Definitely. A lot of the guys there didn’t like me at first, because they were used to training with girls who had wrestling experience. I was the youngest Diva they’d ever had, and one of the first models, so I was like, “I’m gonna work my butt off.”
Well, the fans certainly warmed up to you, thanks to your routine stripteases.
It was funny, because I’d only been training for two months when I found out I was going to start appearing on TV—as an exhibitionist! When Vince McMahon showed me the routine, I was in shock, but, you know, anything to get my foot in the door. It was the most nerve-racking minute of my life.
How did your parents react?
You should’ve seen their texts! They were like, “We thought you were going to be wrestling!” Luckily I had only one month of “Kelly’s Exposé” before I got in the ring, and now they’re my biggest fans. My 80-year-old grandma will come when we’re in my hometown with a sign that says WE LOVE KELLY.
What’s been your most memorable match?
The championship. To win the title after being in the ring for five years—it felt like I’d really achieved something. It was my time.
And you have some proof that you’re actually a wrestler, ’cause you don’t look like Chyna.
Exactly! The belt weighs, like, 30 pounds, so I have to check it when I travel. Everyone’s like, “You wrestle? Like, mud wrestling?” When I started seeing my boyfriend, I had to show him matches on YouTube to convince him I wasn’t a ring girl. He was speechless.
As far as dating, are you into really buff guys?
I have dated a wrestler, but it’s a breath of fresh air to be with someone outside of the business. Guys definitely get intimidated because they see who I work with, but I don’t care if a guy works out every day of the week—different strokes for different folks.
Have you had any crazy fan experiences?
WWE has some hardcore fans! I’ve had people ask me to sign babies, and I got a marriage proposal on live TV. We also work with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and I talked to an eight-year-old boy on Skype. He was like, “I love it when you do the Stink Face!”
For readers who don’t know what the Stink Face is, please elaborate.
I put my shorts up my butt and stick it in my opponent’s face. I think it’s the best move. I got it from this old wrestler Rafiki, who used to do it in a diaper. It was so obnoxious.
You also work with the USO. Any memorable experiences from your trips overseas?
The first time I went to Iraq I was 19, and to see guys who were my age fighting for our country really hit home. My latest trip to Afghanistan was actually a little scary. I was showering when all of a sudden this alarm went off telling us to stay in our bunks. Turns out we almost got hit by a rocket!
Are you excited for this year’s Tribute to the Troops? [Airs December 17 at 9 p.m. on NBC.
So excited. It’s what I look forward to every year. Those are the matches where you pull out the big guns, but also just have fun with the troops. I’ve already picked out my Christmas Army gear. It’s gonna be cool.
» View: Emily Shur (Maxim) Photoshoot
That’s true! WWE Diva Kelly Kelly is featured on the cover and content of the amazing December 2011 Maxim magazine issue. Kelly also made Maxim Hot 100 list of 2011 and was featured in a special issue “Salute to Military” days ago and now she has the cover and pages with an amazing red bikini photoshoot. We are SO proud of her! Be sure to check the scans!!
» View: Maxim December 2011 Scan
Back from the break and Justin Roberts plugs The Muppets movie and introduces Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy. They appear behind a setup on the big stage and welcome everyone to RAW. Piggy calls herself the original Diva and is interrupted by Vickie Guerrero and Jack Swagger. Vickie insults the Muppets and Swagger threatens them with the idea of frog legs and a ham sandwich. Kermit says they understand and don’t want any trouble from Swagger or his mother. This pisses Vickie off. She and Piggy bump chests a few times and have words. Santino Marella comes out.
Santino says he has just been informed that Swagger will be wrestling him tonight. Swagger holds Kermit’s mouth closed to shut him up and says he’s going to have Dolph Ziggler in his corner. Santino says no he won’t because Ziggler is wrestling Zack Ryder tonight. Kermit and Piggy do the “Woo, woo, woo you know it!” Kelly Kelly’s music hits and out she comes in a Halloween costume. Kelly kisses Kermit, which upsets Piggy, and heads to the ring as we go to commercial.
#1 Contender’s Battle Royal: Eve Torres, Rosa Mendes, AJ Lee, Aksana, Tamina, Kaitlyn, Kelly Kelly, Alicia Fox, Natalya and The Bella Twins
We come back and all the Divas are in their costumes in the ring. The winner of this will face WWE Divas Champion Beth Phoenix, who is at ringside for commentary. The bell rings and the costumed Divas go at it. Rosa takes an early elimination. The Bella Twins eliminate Aksana. Tamina eliminates AJ. Tamina goes over by Kaitlyn it looks like. The Bellas eliminate Kaitlyn. Kelly and Eve come over to go at it with the Bellas while Natalya and Alicia go at it. Eve booty pops over both Bellas and moonsaults them. Kelly rubs her butt in both Bellas face and then they eliminate them. It’s down to Kelly, Eve, Alicia and Natalya. They take turns slapping Natalya. Natalya clotheslines Eve but Alicia and Kelly make the save. Alicia is eliminated by Natalya. Kelly Kelly is next. Eve comes from behind and dumps Natalya to the floor for the win.
Winner and New #1 Contender: Eve Torres
After the match, a pissed Beth Phoenix and Natalya enter the ring to confront Eve. Kelly and Alicia come in and stand beside her. Beth and Natalya back out of the ring without a fight.
I’m here to wish you all have a “Happy Halloween” and a lot of fun today, specially to Kelly Kelly and who visits the site daily! And don’t forget to watch RAW Supershow tonight with a Halloween special at 8/7 CT on USA Network.