Born Barbara Jean Blank, this Florida native entered the wrestling business without any formal training or real knowledge of how the industry worked. She was hired specifically for her looks by John Laurinaitis when she was 19 years old. She debuted on television after less than a year in the business and had to learn as she went. Eventually, she won the Divas championship in 2011 before leaving the WWE in 2012.
Currently, Blank is engaged to hockey player Sheldon Souray and does public appearances all over the country. She has appeared in music videos, television programs, and magazine covers (most notably Maxim). In 2012, she ranked #38 in Maxim’s Hot 100.
TRIVIA NOTE: Blank studied broadcast journalism in hopes of becoming a television anchor. Prior to signing with WWE, she worked as a model for Venus Swimwear and Hawaiian Tropic. In school she was into gymnastics and cheerleading.