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#TBT Wrestlemania edition. We look back at the time Eva The Diva, Eve Torres Gracie, gave us the inside scoop on life after the WWE.

It’s that time of year, when the fanboy in many of us emerges for WrestleMania. Although the WWE most likely dominates our brains with images of jacked up men jumping off ropes and enough testosterone to fuel the resurrection of the Trojan War, don’t let your mind play tricks on you. There’s plenty of room for the ladies and they are pretty easy on the eyes. Just ask three-time WWE Diva Champion, Eve Torres. ‘LLERO had an opportunity to pick the brain of Eva the Diva on everything from why she gravitated towards the WWE, leaving the biz in her prime and where life is taking her next.

“You will always encounter challenges as a woman working in male-dominated industries,” the 28-year-old Nicaraguan and German former pro-wrestler affirms. “The biggest challenge…is earning respect. It comes down to standing your ground and letting people know you’re not an easy target, while still being likeable and respectful.”

Eve Torres in blue and silver dress

As a former gymnast and dancer, Torres naturally gravitated toward the WWE because it had “a little of everything I was passionate about – competition, performance, traveling the world, and community service initiatives. I thought to myself ‘I just might be good at this!’” So she submitted an audition tape for WWE Diva Search competition in 2007 and won.

Humility is another trait she possesses because “good” doesn’t quite explain just how successful her career has been. In addition to becoming a three-time Diva’s Champion, Eve has appeared in WrestleMania – the annual pay-per-view event that is the most successful and longest-running professional wrestling event in history. She was also prominently featured as one of the main storylines on WWE Raw, another accomplishment that can’t be ignored. If you’re a pro-wrestler, the resume of Eve Torres is certainly one to measure up to.

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Priscilla Aviles

Priscilla Aviles is a journalist, producer and native New Yorker. Her work has appeared in media outlets such as Migente.com, SiTV.com, MTV Tr3s, NY1, Moguldom Studios, The Times Ledger and PBS among others. Most times you can find her lost in a book or wandering around the city people watching.

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