Eva Marie named to 'Maxim' Hot 100
If you head to a newsstand in the near future, you might be getting a healthy dose of All Red Everything: “Total Divas” star Eva Marie has been named to Maxim magazine’s Hot 100 list for 2014! Almost a year after the rookie Diva took her first photos for the magazine, she’s been voted into No. 83 on the list. WWE.com caught up with Eva to get her reaction to her first-time inclusion on the list, and to see what’s on tap next for the Divas division’s newest breakout.
WWE.COM: First off, congratulations on making the Hot 100!
EVA MARIE: That’s freaking awesome! I’m so excited, that’s insane. I was already jumping up and down when I was nominated. I was totally in shock then, and now making it into the actual issue is awesome.
WWE.COM: When did you hear that you were in the running?
EVA: Someone had tweeted it to me, and I was like, “wait, what is this?” So I clicked on it and saw my picture next to Eva Longoria and Eva Mendes, and I was like, “you’ve got to be kidding me. Is this a joke?” And then, sure enough, it was, “vote for who you want in Maxim Hot 100.” It’s insane. I didn’t exist a year ago. I wasn’t even a part of WWE last year so it was like, “How in the world did I even get in the Hot 100?”
WWE.COM: Can you tell us about the shoot you did for the magazine last year?
EVA: I shot with them in September – my birthday month – and I was so pumped. Ronda Rousey was on the cover of that issue and then I was even like, “Oh my gosh, I can’t believe I’m shooting for Maxim right here.” And it was also my first shoot ever with my new red hair, so it was just insane.
WWE.COM: What were some of the responses you got when you heard you were in the running?
EVA: Oh my gosh. My fans are the best. They are so awesome by constantly tweeting “make sure you vote for [Eva],” “Make sure you vote for All Red Everything.” They are awesome. Without them there is no way I would have been in it.
WWE.COM: Anything you’d like to say to your fans who voted you in?
EVA: My message to my fans is that I seriously appreciate each and every one of them, and I couldn’t be in this or do this without all their support and backing me 100% each and every day.
WWE.COM: Between “Total Divas,” challenging for the Divas Title at WrestleMania 30 and making the Hot 100 it’s been a big year for you. What do you think that says about how far you’ve come?
EVA: I mean, the sky’s the limit. I’m just so excited and happy. Anything that’s been given to me, I’ve just taken it on full force. And WrestleMania 31 is going to be in the Bay Area, so hopefully I’m in a match too. That’s my goal, because it’s my hometown.
WWE.COM: Outside of what we saw on “Total Divas,” did any of the Divas come up and say anything to you about the Hot 100?
EVA: You know what, no one said a word, because I don’t think anyone even thought I was going to make it in. So when it came out that I was even in the running for Hot 100, they said “congratulations” but left it at that. I don’t think they thought I was actually going to make it, or that my fans were going to vote me in.
WWE.COM: So you’re going to have a good time showing this issue off, right?
EVA: Oh my gosh, I’m so freaking stoked. I can’t wait.