Mercedes Terrell is a mixed martial arts ring card girl who's very popular on Instagram. (Over 150 thousand followers can't be wrong.) Though she's currently a model for Monster Energy, you've probably seen her in just about every kind of car magazine there is. She described herself on Twitter as "Adventure Seeker, Expert Traveler, Bellator Girl."
Mercedes Terrell is a beautiful blend of Sicilian, Mexican, Welsh and German ancestry. "The ethnicity people think I am depends on what side of the country I am. If I’m on the West Coast, they think I’m Mexican. If I’m the East Coast they think I’m Italian. In Middle America they think I’m Japanese because they have never seen a Mexican or an Italian. I’ve also gotten Middle Eastern and half black."
As for becoming a model, Mercedes Terrell said, “Growing up I never once thought I would become a model, it just happened. My childhood dream was to become an artist but I also wanted to be a fashion designer. Today I draw, paint, and design my own clothes so I guess those childhood dreams came true." She added, "I like to say my life is like being a rockstar…without all the drugs! I’m constantly on tour and traveling...I live my life to the fullest and I do my best to make sure that I don’t take anyone or anything for granted."
Growing up, Mercedes Terrell said, “I grew up with five sisters and no brothers. Needless to say I didn't grow up as a ‘guy’s girl’ watching sports or having favorite teams. I was never in any sports in school, I took art classes instead."
As for what she looks for in a guy, Mercedes Terrell said, “A sense of humor...if we can't laugh together than what's the point? As far as looks go I wouldn't really say I have a type, good looking is a plus but if you are too good looking I might have to worry about you hogging the mirror in the mornings. I like learning from other people so it's always nice when a guy has a good head on his shoulders and can hold up a conversation with anyone.”
Though it takes her awhile to seal the deal when dating, she admitted she is kinky. "But I don’t like openly kinky men. I need someone who is a total gentleman on the outside but might be all together different behind closed doors. I like guys with a good sense of humor and guys who have some balance in their life. You have to be able to be trustworthy and trusting. You can’t be too controlling. I like a man to be a man, but I have a job where I’m gone at least four days of the week, and you have to be able to let me go."
As for posing for Playboy, she said, "I'm not sure that will ever be something I'm comfortable doing. I don't feel I need to take my clothes off in order to promote Bellator, we are a thriving organization with some of the best fighters in the world and we put on top notch shows on a weekly basis.”
Mercedes Terrell is currently not married and resides in Southern California.