Kelly Kelly was a fan of wrestling as a child. My mom thought it was too violent, but my dad would sneak me into the bedroom to watch with him. It never crossed my mind I could do this kind of stuff. I thought wrestlers were larger than life, so when WWE called and asked if I wanted to train, I was like, Oh my God, yes! (Barbara-blank.net)
As a child, Kelly Kelly participated in gymnastics for ten years and hoped to go to the Olympics but she had to give it up when she broke her tailbone when she was ten. She spent her high school years as a cheerleader. Kelly Kelly studied broadcast journalism and hoped to become a television anchor. She also worked as a model for Venus Swimwear and Hawaiian Tropic.
In 2006, she signed with WWE as a valet to her on-screen boyfriend Mike Knox. Apparently, John Laurinaitis saw her in a bikini catalog and contacted her modeling agency about hiring her.
Her segment, Kellys Expose, featured her as the character of an exhibitionist who performed stripteases. Kelly Kelly recalled, When Vince McMahon showed me the routine, I was in shock, but you know, anything to get my foot in the door. It was the most nerve-racking minute of my life.
She later moved onto the Raw brand and then drafted to the SmackDown brand. She said, A lot of the guys there didnt like me at first, because they were used to training with girls who had wrestling experience. I was the youngest Diva theyd ever had, and one of the first models, so I was like, Im gonna work my butt off.
Aside from wrestling, Kelly Kelly has appeared on Celebrity Fit Club: Boot Camp, and The Price is Right. She appeared in Timbalands music video Throw it on Me.
Kelly Kelly became the first WWE Diva to appear on the cover of Maxim magazine. And while she may not have been the most talented, she was definitely one of the most popular. She was featured on the Sports Illustrated website due to an online fan drive. Since her departure from WWE, she became a spokesperson for Let It Fly energy drinks. She is also set to release her own calendar.
Some tidbits about her include that Wonder Woman is her favorite superhero and her favorite actress is Julia Roberts.