Nikki Bella, real name Stephanie Nicole Garcia-Colace, is an American professional wrestler, model, actress, and businesswoman currently working for WWE. She’s been with the company since 2007, when she was signed to a developmental contract and quickly worked her way up the ranks, fighting alongside her sister Brie Bella.
Bella was born in San Diego, California, and was raised on a farm outside Phoenix, Arizona. She had a passion for soccer when she was young, attending Grossmont College in San Diego. She would eventually move to Los Angeles and work as a waitress as she began to look for an agent.
After getting signed by the WWE, she would start fighting for Florida Championship Wrestling, a then-WWE developmental league. She quickly proved her worth there, both as a wrestler and as a personality. Between matches, she owned the mic and also competed in bikini contests, a sure sign that you are…well, hot.
She was called up to the WWE itself in 2008, debuting on Smackdown. She’s seen a lot of success with the WWE, winning the WWE Divas Championship twice and is the longest reigning champion.
Outside the ring, Bella dated and became engaged to WWE superstar and actor John Cena. They were together for over six years before breaking up in 2018. They had also starred in the E! reality show Total Bellas.