Fox Discusses WWE’s ‘Experiment’ To Teach Models Wrestling
Alicia Fox began her journey with WWE six years ago after WWE Executive Vice President of Talent Relations John Laurinaitis discovered her in a fashion catalog. Speaking to Accidental Sexiness, the SmackDown Diva believes her and Kelly Kelly’s hirings was triggered by organization officials experimenting models being taught how to wrestle.
“I did a couple of things for Venus Swimwear in Jacksonville,” Fox said. “I think at the time Kelly Kelly and I were doing it [modeling] together at age 17, 18. I think it was just an experiment for the company [WWE] to see if it was even possible to teach models how to wrestle.
“It was a great learning experience for the both of us because we could step out of our backyard and kind of grow into the world. I think neither Kelly nor I ever imagined being here. This is our sixth year. We didn’t know what was going to happen, but I don’t think we would have thought we would be here for six years already.”
Before she was contacted by WWE, Fox had her sights on going to school to become an ophthalmologist. She never gave thought to becoming a WWE Diva prior to receiving the life-changing phone call.
“I was going to be an eye surgeon, which is extremely funny now because I don’t like blood or science or anything like that,” Fox said. “I don’t know what I was thinking. Now I feel more than blessed to still be in WWE and have this opportunity. It has been so far so good. I don’t want to go back to being an ophthalmologist or an eye surgeon or something like that.”
The WWE Diva also discusses fashion, working with 2012 WWE Hall of Fame inductee Edge, WrestleMania XXVIII and more. The article is available here.