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Barbara Jean "Barbie" Blank (born January 15, 1987) is an American model, professional wrestler, and professional wrestling valet, better known by her ring name Kelly Kelly. She is best known for her time with WWE. Blank has a background in gymnastics and cheerleading. She studied broadcast journalism, hoping to become a television anchor, and worked as a model for Venus Swimwear and Hawaiian Tropic.
PROJECT: WAGS SEASON 2
Role: Herself Release
Date: June 26th 2016
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Barbie Blank is known by wrestling fans everywhere by her stage name, Kelly Kelly, which she used from 2006 until 2012. In her time away from the ring, Blank has been featured in the E! reality series WAGS, in which she stars alongside a handful of other wives and girlfriends of major sports stars (Blank is married to former NHL player Sheldon Souray). The show is coming up on its third season this August, and to help get you prepared, Barbie lent her time to us and answered some questions regarding her name(s), her memories of the ring, being on a reality show and much more!
How did you get the nickname Barbie?
My real name is Barbara, so it just started from that, and I always thought Barbara was an older name, so I always just went with Barbie for short.
Speaking of nicknames, you were known as Kelly Kelly in the WWE. Where did that originate from?
That started from Vince McMahon. He basically picked Kelly out of a list of names and then decided “let’s call her Kelly Kelly and have her have two first names”. “So nice they named her twice” was the slogan!
You took some time off from the WWE for many years, but you returned to that world earlier this year. Did you miss it?
I did take some time off to heal my body. I was 19 when I started. I was on the road 300 days a year, wrestling every night- injury after injury- and after six years straight of that, I finally thought it was time to take a break and let my body heal. I always missed it. That part of me will never go away, and being back at WrestleMania felt like it was a homecoming for me. It was just the best feeling in the world.
What’s your fondest memory of being in the ring? How about most painful?
My fondest memory of being in the ring would have to be winning the WWE Divas Championship. That was always a goal that I aimed to achieve when I was in WWE, so when I was given the opportunity, I felt like they were giving me the highest honor, and I felt I have proved to WWE and the WWE Universe that I had earned a place in history. My most painful memory in WWE would have to be when I was wrestling Beth Phoenix. I was wrestling with two broken ribs, and I performed night after night with those ribs broken and just had to let them heal on their own while I was still wrestling and taking no time off.
What can you tell me about this season of WAGS?
This season on WAGS we have three new girls. Altogether there are nine women, so once you get nine women together, of course there’s going to be drama drama drama. You have nine different personalities all trying to get along at one time, which is never going to turn out well. Besides the drama, Nicole and Larry have the most amazing wedding. You guys will get to see him; you’ll see her planning; you’ll get to see us. We’ll be a part of her bridal shower/bachelorette party. You’ll get to see me going through work and then figuring out what I want to do next in my life- whether it be having a baby or focusing on myself and my job. I’m kind of at a crossroads, so you’re going to see the different stages all of the girls are at. I’m really excited for the season. I think it’s going to be the best one yet.
Do you ever feel like being on a reality show is an intrusion of sorts, or are you able to keep it separate from your personal life?
When you sign up for a reality show, you know what you’re signing up for. You know you’re putting your life out there for the world to see, and there’s not really much you can hide from the cameras. What you see is what you get. There are some things that you try to keep private, but it never really is kept private. You know it always comes out somehow, and you know that’s what you sign up for when you do a reality show. All the girls know that this is what we agreed to at the end of the day.
How well do you get along with the other girls on the show? Is there any juicy gossip you can share?
I get along with all the girls. I try to stay very neutral, and I try to see each side of every story of every part of drama. I listen to each each of the girls’ sides and try and see if we can find a happy medium. It’s best if we talk as grown women and not fight, argue or throw drinks at each other. It’s great if we can actually sit down as civilized women and solve problems that way. You’re just gonna have to wait and see on the juicy gossip. Trust me, all I can say right now is there’s a lot of it.
Do you enjoy interacting with your fans on social media? Do they ever send you presents or anything like that?
I love interacting with my fans on social media. That’s what keeps me fascinated in and posting on social media. I love seeing the comments and being able to write back to the fans. It just means a lot to be able to interact with you guys, and I can’t tell you how much it means to me that I am your support through WWE or WAGS. You guys have always been there for me, so thank you for reaching out to me on all my social media platforms. I try to get back to you as much as possible, but know I read and that I see all of your messages, and that it warms my heart.
Do you have interest in starring in movies or TV shows?
I would love to star in movies or TV shows. I’m kind of open to anything right now. My passion is getting into acting right now, so if something comes my way, I am definitely going to jump on it and see what happens- if I’m meant to be an actress.
What is your workout routine like?
My workout routine is mostly cardio- probably four times a week. I switch up the cardio, so I’ll run one day, I’ll do the elliptical one day, and I’ll do the stairmaster another for at least 30 minutes. That will be after I do an hour of a workout session with my trainer, which consists of our circuit training. That focuses on one body part each day, and altogether, I’ll probably work out about four times a week. On the other days, I’ll just try and go on a hike or stay active in some way.
What’s your favorite cheat food?
My favorite cheat food has to be french fries and fried chicken. I’m definitely a southern girl at heart.
WAGS returns to E! in August. You can follow Barbie on Instagram HERE and Twitter HERE.
Former Divas Champion and “WAGS” star Kelly Kelly goes backstage at Raw for the first time in four years, and discusses her marriage, the Women’s Revolution in WWE and her participation in this year’s WrestleMania Axxess in Orlando, Florida.
Sasha and her husband Antonio attend Los Angeles Travel Magazine’s release of its 2016 spring issue. Autumn and Nicole are there to support them. Sasha says she misses Barbie. She wants to organize her a bachelorette weekend in Palms Spring. Nicole thinks it’s a nice idea.
Sasha meets Barbie for lunch. They talk about Barbie and Sheldon’s upcoming wedding. Barbie is not at ease because Sasha is not on the wedding guest list. Sasha shares with Barbie the bachelorette weekend plans. Barbie wants to invite Natalie and Olivia as well as Sophia who is Olivia’s sister. Sasha accepts.
Barbie, Natalie, Nicole, Olivia and Sophia are on their way to the bachelorette weekend. They speak about Sasha not being invited at Barbie and Sheldon’s wedding.
Finally, the girls arrive in Palms Spring for Barbie’s bachelorette weekend. They visit the house. After that, the WAGS have a sexy present for Barbie which is a bodysuit. Barbie puts it on. Then, the girls are laying around the pool when Natalia and Olivia remove Sophia’s swimsuit. The WAGS are having fun with the exception of Sasha who doesn’t find the situation funny.
That evening, the girls meet for dinner. Sophia confronts Sasha about her behavior towards Natalie and Olivia. Sasha explains herself about the hierarchy story. Sophia puts on the table the cheating scandal about Autumn’s husband. Barbie keeps quite during the score setting.
At the end of the episode, the full WAGS cast is reunited. Autumn and Sophia meet each other for the first time. Sophia asks to Autumn how well is Autumn’s couple. The two women raise their voice. Barbie has enough and decides to leave the place.
Former WWE Divas Champion and star of the E! reality show “WAGS” Barbie Blank-Souray joined “Multi-time Award Winning” the Rack Thursday Night. In a nearly 15-minute interview, she talked about WAGS season 2 and what we can expect to see this upcoming season, what it’s like to be newly married, planning the wedding and if we’ll get to see it as part of the show, her time in WWE and if she’d considered doing Total Divas, her decision to retire and if that helped when her husband decided to hang up the skates, her favorite moment from her WWE days and much more.
How the newly married life is treating her: “I just got married at the end of February and it’s just been amazing. I mean, I married my soul-mate so it’s been a whirlwind: planning the wedding and the wedding day was the best day of our lives. I’m just excited to call him my husband now and carry on the Souray name.”
Will we get to see her wedding as part of WAGS, Season 2: “Oh my gosh, you’re going to see everything in Season 2 when it comes to the wedding. You’re going to see the ups and downs of planning a wedding, you’re going to see the bridezilla moments, you’re going to see some stuff that goes down where I’m like ‘Oh my gosh, I don’t know if this wedding is going to happen’ because that went on with planning a wedding, but I don’t want to give too much away. There’s some drama with the girls, leading up to it, but you get to see the whole wedding which I can’t wait for the fans to see. I can’t wait for them to see all my hard work pay off and just see their year and a half wedding that I’ve been planning that was such a magical day and I can’t wait for everyone to see it.”
What it was like planning for everything with the wedding: “Yeah, I mean it was my first time planning a wedding so find out all those things- down to the place cards and everything like that, you’re like ‘I didn’t even realize’. Luckily, I had an amazing wedding planned and she really helped me with so much. It’s hard planning a wedding in Mexico and you’re in LA (Los Angeles); it’s not easy.”
What can we expect to see on WAGS, Season 2 when it premieres: “Well, the beginning of the season, that’s mostly just the wedding planning and there’s some drama with the girls but I kind of stay out of that this season. I didn’t want to be involved with any of the drama, I was like ‘I’m focused, it’s my wedding. I’m planning my wedding, I’m not with any of your girl’s drama.’ So, you’ll see me walk out a lot where I’m like throw my hands up, I’m done. And then really, after we get married, I’m contemplating if I want a family or if I want to get back into work and maybe do some acting or something like that. So, you’ll get to see where I figure out, with my husband, what’s our next move.”
If her previous retirement from wrestling and WWE helped with her husband’s retirement from hockey: “Yeah, I feel like we were both able to relate to each other on another level when it came to that too, because when I retired, I didn’t know what was next. I was like ‘Ok, now what do I do?’ You know? And for him, I think he just enjoyed being retired and not having to live on a schedule because he he’d played hockey for 20 years, so I think he enjoyed being retired and now not being on a schedule and being able to do his own thing and golf. But now, he’s thinking ‘Now what do I do?’ and now he just enjoys golfing and just living the retired life. But I definitely feel like we were able to relate on that level of now we’re retired and now, what’s next? So it was the perfect time to get married because he had just retired and we were both able to put our efforts into planning a wedding.”
What’s the best part about transitioning into a normal life again: “With wrestling, because you’re on the road for 300 days a year, and you don’t have any off-season, so your constant, to go from that to ‘Now what do I do?’, it’s not easy. But I was able to get into a routine; I started cooking a lot more, I started working out. I got my routine down after being retired for a couple of months, and was like ‘Ok, this is my life now. This is normal life.’”
What attracted her to do the show WAGS: “When WAGS approached me about the show, I was like this is awesome. This is such an awesome concept and I think it’s a great thing that it’s not about who we’re dating really; it’s about our lives and what it is like dating athletes and we have going on. I was a former wrestler and wanted to get into acting now and stuff like that. So, it’s able to highlight that too and I just kind of missed being in the entertainment industry. So, when they approached me, I was like you know what this will give me what I kind of missed when I left WWE and I’ll be able to start working again. I feel like this has been a great opportunity for people to be able to see what it’s like to be married to or dating an athlete and the highs and lows with that. That’s definitely what attracted me to that and for season two, it was an easy answer because I loved season one and I’m excited about season two.”
Does she ever miss being in the WWE: “I miss the performing, you know. I miss performing for the fans, I miss walking through the curtain and having them cheer for me. So that’s the part I miss for sure. I feel like I’m able to get that fix with being on WAGS because you either love me or you hate me and so in the end I feel like I’m able to keep my fans and they’re able to see a different side of me; they’re able to see how I am in my everyday life, which in WWE they weren’t able to see. They were just seeing a character.”
Would she have been interested in doing Total Divas if still with WWE: “I think when I left, it was my time. I just had a lot of issues with my neck and my body. When you’re wrestling 300 days a year, your body is doing things it’s not meant to do and you definitely get injuries very quickly. So, I just started to get a lot of injuries and I was just ready to spend time at home with Sheldon and we were getting a lot more serious. I just felt like it was my time, so when Total Divas came up, I just couldn’t go back to doing that schedule. But I feel like WAGS was the perfect place for me to be.”
What are some of her favorite moment while in WWE: “Probably when I was able to win the Divas Championship; that was the best day and highlight of my career was winning the belt. And how I won it too; it was the fan’s choice about who they were going to face, so the fans chose me and I went out there and I won the belt. I felt like everyone had recognized I had been there for so long and I had earned this, it was my time and I was just so happy because once you reach that, you can’t go any higher. You are the champion of the whole division. That’s what motivated me for so long was the fans. They mean everything.”
Who does she have the best chemistry with on WAGS: “I mean, I love Olivia (Pierson). Actually, it’s so funny, seeing from last season until now, we’ve gotten so close. So, I would definitely say Olivia and Nicole (Williams). Nicole and I have gotten really close. So, you’ll see a different side because last season I was really with the wives and so, if you tune in, you’ll see how things start to change and it’ll be an exciting, entertaining season.”
Is there any tension between the wives and girlfriends of WAGS: “Well, if you saw last season, some women like to think they are the hierarchy- that wives are up here and girlfriends are down here, that whole thing. I’ve never been one to be all about that, but I see where the wives come from, in that they say, ‘Oh, the girlfriends, you never know who is going to be here today, tomorrow so you don’t want to get close to them’. I understand that part but I don’t understand how serious they take it, like “Oh, I’m not going to talk with you because you’re a girlfriend.’ I’m not like that but there are some ladies that are. It does happen and a lot in the athletic world, so it is and interesting point of view.”
Is there anyone she’d like to see join the show: “I don’t know. Since Sheldon retired last season, I haven’t really been around that world lately, so I don’t know who all is around now. I mean, it would be amazing if Carrie Underwood or someone like that joined.”
What do you like to do on your day off: “I love going to the movies by myself; I know it’s a little weird but I love going, getting a big popcorn and a Coke and sitting down and watching a movie by myself. Whatever I want to see and not being bothered, not having to explain anything to anyone, not having anyone sitting right next to me; just being alone and in my own space.”
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