Check our exclusive interview with beautiful model, actress and professional WWE wrestler and star of E!’s “Total Divas” Eva Marie.
Natalie signed with the WWE under the name Eva Marie and she quickly became a fan favorite. After her success on the wrestling world she was announced as part of the cast of E! channel’s reality show, Total Divas. The show features behind the scene’s footage of select WWE Divas and a look into their personal lives. Currently is on the 5th season.
Natalie has appeared in various television shows such as Entourage, CSI: NY, America’s Got Talent, and 90210. She has been featured in numerous magazines including Iron Man, Muscle & Fitness, Maxim, Import Tuner, GlamFit and Rukus.
Who has been the biggest influence in your life?
My parents because they’ve worked hard for everything they have. They came from absolutely nothing and have shown me how hard work and determination will pay off.
How and when did you start getting into fitness and beauty?
I’ve been an athlete my entire life. I have always been into fitness. I was a soccer player in college and sports have always been a part of my life. Now fitness is part of my profession as a WWE Diva. As for beauty, I’ve always been intrigued by how fashion and beauty is used as a form of expression. Dying my hair red helped me figure out my character – a bold, fiery, determined and strong woman.
What keeps you motivated to keep training hard and eating right?
As a professional athlete, I always want to be prepared and healthy. It is important to always stay ready instead of having to get yourself ready. Plus, when I’m eating right and working out, I feel better.
What is the biggest highlight of your career?
My title match with Bayley at NXT.
Tell us about your luxury hair extension line “TestaRossa”? Where we can get them?
You can get it at BellamiHair.com. I wear them. It is literally my exact hair color so fans can actually wear what I wear.
What makes your line different from other ones in the market?
The length, the quality and the fullness make our line different. You don’t have to buy a million packs just to feel like you have volume. The extensions are already so full, and they last a long time.
What was the feeling you had when you signed with WWE?
Signing with WWE was life-changing. The moment when I found out is one of those moments that I will remember forever. I was in the car when I got the call and I started screaming. I probably looked like a crazy person to anyone who was watching me.
What is it about the world of WWE that appeals to you most?
One of my favorite things about WWE and what I am most proud of is what the company does outside of the ring through their corporate social responsibility and community outreach. It’s such an honor to be able to give back as an athlete and as a role model. I have had the honor of visiting our troops overseas which really meant a lot to me because my father was a Marine. I also love the time I get to spend working with kids at the Be a STAR anti-bullying rallies and the Special Olympics.
What can we expect from “Total Divas” season 5?
It’s probably the most exciting season yet. Rosa is expecting her first child, and we have a new girl named Mandy. And after all the drama last season, I spend this season working on my relationships with all the girls.
Are you friends with your cast mates outside of the show?
As WWE Divas we all want to be the best and sometimes that can bring out the drama. But at the end of the day, we all respect and support each other. We spend so much time together, it’s like family.
What kind of training routine do you follow?
I always like to mix it up. Some days I’ll lift, other days I’ll do cardio. I like crossfit, pilates, cycling, and really anything that keeps me moving. Switching it up is the best so that I don’t get bored.
How much/what types of cardio do you do?
I do a lot of cardio. I love cycling and HIT training is also a great work out.
Do you have/follow a specific diet?
My New Year’s resolution was to stop eating anything processed. I like lots of fresh veggies, fruits and lean meats.
What is your favorite healthy food?
There’s nothing better than grilled chicken and some steamed veggies for a healthy meal.
What is your favorite cheat food?
Mexican or Italian.
What is your best body part?
My eyes because they have a lot to tell.
Any fitness tips you want to share with us?
Break a sweat every day! No matter how you do it, just stay dedicated.
In five years from now, where do you see yourself and your career?
I see myself as one of the most successful female athletes WWE has ever had.
Who is your biggest beauty inspiration?
What are your makeup bag staples when traveling?
Tinted moisturizer, Neutrogena face wipes, mascara and perfume.
What music can we find in your iPod?
Do you support any charities?
Every year, WWE does events with Hire Heroes USA, Special Olympics and Susan G. Komen, among others. It’s always an honor to raise awareness for such deserving causes.
3 things you can’t leave home without.
Wrestling gear, workout shoes, and my Will Clark (San Francisco Giants) teddy bear.
Describe yourself in 3 words.
Relentless, determined and hungry.
Favorite food: Mexican
Song: Moment 4 Life – Nicki Minaj
Travel destination: Paris
Celebrity Crush: My husband, Jonathan!
Restaurant: Mastro’s Steakhouse
Actor/Actress: Tom Hardy/Jennifer Lopez
Quote: “If you’re trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I’ve had them; everybody has had them. But obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.” – Michael Jordan
Book: The book I’m reading right now is Relentless by Tim S. Grover
Movie: Dirty Dancing
Drink: Green Tea