The Divas Meet the Dolls: Candice Michelle & Melody
In the fourth installment of WWE.com's The Divas Meet the Dolls, Candice Michelle talks to Pussycat Doll Melody Thornton. The Diva who is "defining beauty" tells Melody why she's grateful to be where she is today.
Candice Michelle: Hi, Melody. It's an honor to talk to you. As the youngest member of the Pussycat Dolls, what accomplishments are you most proud of?
Melody: It's great to meet you, too, Candice. I am proud to have begun a career in music so young. I'm still working to make it a huge success, but I came from very humble beginnings and had a lot of people tell me it wasn't possible.
I'm honored to be talking to a former WWE Women's Champion! What accomplishments are you most proud of?
Candice Michelle: I am most proud of being the first woman to come from the WWE Diva Search to win the WWE Women's Championship. It was awesome being the underdog and proving all the critics wrong that I am a contender in the ring.
I am also really proud of starring in three Super Bowl commercials for GoDaddy.com, my Playboy cover from April 2006 and being named one of E!'s 50 Hottest Women on the Web. I feel truly blessed for all of these accomplishments.
As a Pussycat Doll, you are a role model to millions. Who have been three role models in your life, and why?
Melody: First is Mariah Carey, who is my all-time favorite female vocalist. Second is my mother, because she is a real woman. That's hard to come by. Third is a guru named Amma who has devoted her life to spreading peace throughout the world much in the way Mother Theresa did. She travels the world giving thousands of people hugs for hours at a time. I would love to be able to help the people of the world with such positivity.
You, too, are an incredible role model as a WWE Diva. Who are the role models in your life?
Candice Michelle: Like you, my mom has been a huge role model for me. She was an independent woman who always encouraged me to go for my dreams. Even though she has passed, I still look up to her and feel her presence guiding me. She's my guardian angel.
Second is my sister, Dana. I am used to the hustle and bustle of being a WWE Diva, but I see her hustle and bustle with motherhood and as an amazing cook. She is the Betty Crocker of my family! She helps me stay grounded and remember the important things in life.
Third, my chiropractor always keeps me healthy and positive. He always looks on the bright side of things and inspires me.
Aside from being a Pussycat Doll, do you have a personal dream that you're striving for?
Melody: I have always dreamed to be a singer. I will always strive to be the best. How about you?
Candice Michelle: I am living a dream and I am thankful every day for it!
This might be a tricky one... Do you like to cook? What meal would you cook for me? Do you have a favorite recipe you could share?
Melody: My favorite food is Mexican food! I would make you enchiladas, but I can't share the recipe -- it's a family secret!
What would you cook for me, Candice?
Candice Michelle: I'm from Milwaukee, Wisc. I'm an original cheesehead! I'm an awful cook, but I can make a mean beer-n-brats on the grill! Otherwise, I can order a mean take out!
Finally, what's the most important message you want to get across as a Pussycat Doll?
Melody: Especially for those who aspire to be in music, I believe that you should use your voice for good and to help spread a positive message, which is what I intend to do when opportunity knocks.
Now you answer the question, but as a Diva. What's the most important message you want to get across as a WWE Diva?
Candice Michelle: Defining beauty. Beauty really comes from the inside! It takes character, charisma, love and gratitude to succeed. Everyone has beauty in them, which defines them. Have faith in yourself and your dreams will come true!
Return to WWE.com Friday for the final installment of The Divas Meet the Dolls, as Divas Champion Michelle McCool gets to know Kimberly Wyatt.