Diva Dish: Cover girl Kelly Kelly
In this Diva Dish, Kelly Kelly shows off her first magazine cover, Maria raises money for the Humane Society of New York, Beth Phoenix finds a special, new friend, and Jillian and Eve celebrate summer with a cookout.
Attention Kelly Kelly fans, don't forget to pick up a copy of the 20th anniversary special issue of Natural Bodybuilding & Fitness to see the Raw Diva looking hotter than ever on the cover and inside the magazine.
"I was so happy with the way it turned out. The pictures are beautiful, the layout is beautiful, the article they wrote was beautiful. I couldn't have asked for anything more. It was perfect," Kelly Kelly told Diva Dish.
Kelly Kelly was particularly pumped to show off her own bikinis in the quarterly publication, which bills itself as the only magazine dedicated to a drug-free lifestyle.
"All of the clothing was mine. I was really excited to wear what I have -- that's me. The clothes I'm in, what you see -- that's me," she said. "Some of the clothes I've worn in bikini contests or I've worn in the ring. So that was really cool."
When you pick up a copy of the November issue, which is on sale this Monday, don't forget to check out the centerfold, pull-out poster of the Diva.
"The layout they did was just great. The pull-out poster was awesome. I've never had a poster of myself like that, so that was awesome," she said. "I've never even had my own cover before, outside of WWE!"
Dog-gone good design
Maria recently took one of her dress designs -- and matching dog outfit -- to the dogwalk when she and her Chihuahua, Gemini, participated in the ninth annual Animal Fair magazine Paws for Style to benefit the Humane Society of New York. After showing off her first runway design, the clothes were auctioned on eBay, and Maria's garnered the highest bids.
"I'm extremely excited about my outfit. I really don't care how much it went for, as long as it all went to Paws for Style and all of the animals. I wanted it to make as much money as possible," the SmackDown Diva said. "I really hope the person who bought the outfit loves it and wears it and makes her dog wear it, too. A lot of effort was put into it and I hope they absolutely enjoy it."
The Diva's design raised more money than outfits from designers such as Lauren Conrad (of MTV's The Hills), Ed Hardy, Badgley Mischka and Armani Exchange.
"I think it was probably a WWE fan who bought my outfit. It's impressive to think that our fans have that much power. And it was a pretty darn good dress, too!" she laughed. "I put a lot of effort into it and I'm so glad it made as much as it did. I'm planning on coming out with a clothing line, and tonight I was wearing one of my own designs."
Maria told Diva Dish she enjoys doing charity work -- and it was just a bonus that Paws for Style involved two things close to her heart -- fashion and animal rescue.
"Pets are so important in so many people's lives; I can't imagine my life without Gem now, traveling without him. But if something happened to him, I'm glad there's a place he can go," she said.
"To do charity work makes it all worthwhile. It makes it all feel so very good. I'm just so glad I did Paws for Style. I can't wait until next year!"
For more information on the Humane Society of New York, visit its official Web site.
The Glamazon's new pal
Beth Phoenix made a new friend while on tour with WWE this week. Before the live Raw show in Washington D.C., The Glamazon stopped by the WWE Circle of Champions visit with Make-A-Wish's Robert. The experience turned out to be a moving one for the former Women's Champion.
"This was my first Make-A-Wish experience, getting to meet all the Circle of Champions honorees. Robert, in particular, stood out to me as a kid with an incredible fighting spirit. It was an emotional meeting, but at the same time, it was very uplifting for me. It makes you appreciate each and every day and know how important it is not to take anything for granted," she told Diva Dish.
It just so happens that while Robert's Wish was to meet John Cena, the young WWE fan found himself enamored with the beautiful Diva.
"Well, I would have to say that I can't blame Robert for picking me above all the other Divas," The Glamazon smiled. "By the end of the meeting, actually, it was whispered to me that Robert wanted to be my boyfriend. He's a very cute little guy and I'm sure that maybe one day if he gets the opportunity, I'd love to take him out for a bite to eat or something."
What's more fun than a luau? A luau with a Diva! Jillian has been enjoying every moment of summer and she recently threw a family shindig with a Hawaiian-theme.
"My family and I got together and had a little luau. We invited some friends over. We had a Hawaiian theme, where we all wore leis, hula skirts and our bikinis," the Raw Diva said. "It was a lot of fun. We cooked out. We didn't really have Hawaiian food -- we had hot dogs, but it was still a lot of fun."
Eve has been indulging in one of her favorite foods this summer. The heat and humidity doesn't stop this svelte Diva from downing barbecued ribs.
"The problem is, they're one of the messiest foods to eat, but they are so delicious. It really doesn't faze me or bother me at all that they're messy when I'm eating them," the SmackDown Diva laughed.
"So after the fact, I have sauce all over my face and on whatever I'm wearing, on my hands and probably in my hair. But I love ribs and I can't help it," she said. "Once I get in that moment, nothing can faze me, nothing can stop me. That's all I do -- is eat those ribs. In the end, I enjoy it, and that's all that matters!"