Week in and week out wrestling fans get to know Nikki Bella more through the television series, Total Bellas. Nikki is currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment’s SmackDown brand. She is one of the most successful divas on the roster and is making money like anything. The former WWE Divas Champion is currently focusing on her wedding with fiancé John Cena. They both got engaged after their tag team match at WrestleMania 33.
Nikki Bella who debuted in WWE with her sister is probably the hottest diva of all time. She is talented and has tasted success at an early age just like her love, John Cena.
Here in this story, we have gathered some fascinating facts and pictures of the former champion. So, have a look!
1. Nikki is older than Brie.
Nikki Bella was born on November 21, 1983, to parents Jon Garcia and Kathy Colace. She was born sixteen minutes earlier than her twin sister, Brie Bella.
2. She is half-Mexican and half-Italian.
Nikki Bella has the stuff that a perfect diva should have and those came from her parents. Her father is a Mexican and mother is an Italian.
3. Nikki Bella is not her real name.
Nikki’s real name is Stephanie Nicole Garcia-Colace. The tale of her name features surnames of her mother and father. Her mother got married to former WWE RAW’s general manager, John Laurinaitis in 2016.
4. She is a two-time WWE Divas Champion.
Nikki’s second title reign is recognized as the second longest in titles’ history with 301 days. She also holds the record for longest reigning Divas Champion.
5. She pursued acting and modeling before joining WWE.
Both Brie and Nikki didn’t consider wrestling as their primary profession. They started their careers by pursuing acting and modeling. Nikki made her first television appearance on the NBC’s show, Meet My Folks.
6. Nikki used to date another wrestler before Cena.
Yes, you read that right. Nikki was involved in a relationship with Dolph Ziggler before getting engaged to John Cena. Well, this relationship was during her time with WWE’s then-developmental branch, Florida Championship Wrestling.
7. Nikki wanted to be a professional soccer player.
She, along with her sister used to play for Scottsdale Club in elementary school and later they represented Grossmont College.
8. She has also worked as a waitress.
At the beginning of the career, She used to be a waitress at the Mondrian Hotel. She was also searching for an agent who could help her in acting and modeling at that time.
9. She was married to someone else.
In an episode of Total Bellas, She revealed that she was married to her high-school sweetheart (she didn’t mention the name) for three years before getting engaged to John Cena.
10. She was rejected by WWE in 2006.
Nikki with her twin sister tried in 2006 WWE Diva Search, but they did not get selected and a year later they signed a developmental contract with WWE.
11. She participated in International Body Doubles Twin Search.
Nikki and Brie were the contestants in 2006’s International Body Doubles Twin Search. They did not win the competition, but it helped them in their career.
12. Nikki was also hired for FIFA World Cup.
After the appearance on the show, Meet My Folks, Nikki and Brie were hired by Budweiser to be the World Cup Twins.
13. She has over 6 million followers on Instagram.
She has 6.6 million followers and has posted over 5000 times on her Insta handle.
14. She is also an entrepreneur.
Nikki and her sister Brie introduced their BirdieBee clothing line. The brand represents feminine health and women empowerment.
15. She has a popular YouTube Channel
The twin sisters are also the owners of a YouTube channel which has over 900,000 subscribers. She even posted a nude celebration video with John Cena after reaching 500K subscribers.
That’s all, folks!