If there’s a barrier to be broken or an accolade to be earned, Nikki Bella has done it, and done it with style.
A self-admitted “tomboy” with a feminine side, Nikki originally planned to play professional soccer until a leg injury ended her career. From there, she followed her twin sister Brie’s lead into WWE. Unsuccessful in seizing spots in the 2006 WWE Raw Diva Search, The Bellas caught the eyes of execs and soon landed in FCW. Training for the competition they’d soon crush (while male WWE fans formed crushes on them), Nikki and her sibling made their way onto the main roster in 2008 and turned heads whenever they set foot inside the ring.
But don’t be fooled — Nikki is more than just a (really) pretty face. With a dash of “Twin Magic,” Nikki and her sister stirred up WWE, culminating with a Divas Title reign apiece in 2011 and 2012. But after a brief sabbatical from WWE, the sisters began an astonishing reinvention, with Nikki cementing herself as the division’s mean-girl powerhouse and earning a Divas Title reign that lasted a record-setting 301 days. Now, as a pivotal member of the SmackDown LIVE roster, Nikki continues to test the limits of competition in a complete and total Fearless fashion.
So go ahead. Underestimate her because she’s a woman. Or a twin. Or a reality show star on hit shows like “Total Bellas” and “Total Divas.” Or because of whom she’s dating. Write her off if you must, but do so at your own peril, because when it comes to separating the contenders from the pretenders, rest assured Nikki Bella is the real deal.
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Celebrities attend 18th Annual WIN Awards for Women’s Image Network. The awards celebrate women’s empowerment in the entertainment industry. This year Anne Archer was awarded The Humanitarian Award for her community service to women’s and global causes. Karen Sharpe Kramer was also awarded the Unity award for her service promoting equality within entertainment. The show is a one of a kind international media event which gathers film and television writers, producers, directors, actors and others. In addition to honoring illustrious individuals whose work promotes gender parity, The WIN Awards also celebrate dozens of nominated films, shows, directors, writers, actors and producers whose work has been submitted to its jury and which has been nominated in 15 categories.
Celebrities Who Give host Erin Mooney interviews Anne Archer, Suzanne Sena, Jillian Rose Reed, Natalia Fedner, Dawn Porter, Brie Bella, Nikki Bella, Marisol Nichols, Leslie Thurston, Malea Rose, Maliabeth Johnson, Kat Kramer, Karen Sharpe Kramer, Alysia Reiner, Sarah Megan Thomas, Denise Boutte, & Gabrielle Dennis.