Buff, brutal, aggressive men are usually among the first terms that come to mind when thinking about Worldwide Wrestling Entertainment. But what about the women—the girls who walk around and talk to the other wrestlers in the shortest and tightest clothing possible? There’s more to them than meets the eye. I had the opportunity to interview Eve Torres (for professional purposes she goes by her first name), one of the wrestling Divas of the WWE.
Eve started with the WWE in 2007. She entered into the 2007 Diva Search not because it was instant fame, but because it was right up her alley with a life full of athletics, entertainment and gymnastics. It encompassed everything she is passionate about.
Although there is no denying that all of the wrestling Divas are downright beautiful, most people fail to see beyond the tight shirts and miniskirts.
“They’re not just eye candy,” Eve said. “These are strong, powerful women.”
For example, Eve puts herself through rigorous workouts every single day, even when on vacation. Although Eve does not have a typical workout she still finds a way to exercise, like going to the gym or taking a dance class.
Eve graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in Industrial Engineering. While her accomplishments are many, Eve says she is just like everyone else. Like typical college-age students, her biggest weakness is procrastination and her greatest strength is her will and determination to get things done. She also said that some of the things she learned in college really helped her out in making the shift from college to WWE. The all-nighters, dedication to classes and the mentality of grinding it out really eased the transition.
I asked Eve what she couldn’t live without. After some thought, she answered her iPhone because it has all the necessary elements of her life in one device. I also asked Eve the age-old question about a genie granting her three wishes. First, Eve wants a shot at the Diva’s Championship. Second, Eve wants the ability to always make the right decision. Last, but not least, she wants enough support to take care of the disasters happening throughout the world, especially with the recent Haiti earthquake.
Eve believes college students need to use their degree and pursue whatever it is they want to do for the rest of their life. Still, however, Eve stresses 20-somethings to still have fun.
“When you graduate, you will still be very young,” she said.
More than anything else, Eve told me to remind everyone that all of the WWE wrestling divas are very talented as well as beautiful and positive. A lot of hard work goes into the perfect bodies that grace the rings every Monday, Thursday and Friday nights for Raw, Smackdown and ECW.
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