In this crazy celebrity-obsessed culture that we call life, we are always being presented negative images of women in magazines, on television etc. I’m sure you know all about it. Stick thin models, 90210 stars etc. etc. But this issue has never been something that’s ever affected wrestling because while some of them may not be the best wrestlers, all of the Divas have to be healthy, exercise and eat right. And even though they may slut it up in the wardrobe department, the Divas do for the most part represent a positive image of body shape for women and especially young girls. Beth Phoenix, Mickie James, Natalya are just examples of a full figured Diva and not necessarily fat.
So while none of these Divas have anything to be self conscious about, there is one woman in WWE who is feeling rather self conscious:
In case you didnâ€™t notice, on Mondayâ€™s RAW, WWEâ€™s cameras only shot Stephanie McMahon from the waist/chest up. Strangely, there were absolutely no full-body shots of Mrs. McMahon. According to a backstage source, it was no accident as the production crew did so on purpose due to Stephanieâ€™s body shape at the moment and because she was in somewhat of a form-fitting outfit on RAW.
WWEâ€™s really particular on how they want their performers to look on television, as they donâ€™t want to show them in a less-than-stellar light. As you all know, Stephanie gave birth to her second child this past July, a daughter named Murphy Claire Levesque.
This same camera tactic was done as recently as a few weeks before she gave birth when she made some on-camera announcements regarding the status of RAW from WWEâ€™s Studios in Stamford, CT. Of course, Stephanie was quite pregnant at the time, but you would never know it from the way she was shot on camera as she was only shot from the chest up.
Anyway, Stephanie gained quite a bit of weight during her second pregnancy, which unfortunately for her, she hasnâ€™t completely lost yet, hence the business suits and slimming black outfits, and why you shouldnâ€™t expect to see her don anything too revealing in her latest on-camera role.
Itâ€™s pretty well known within WWE that Stephanie has had confidence issues in the past regarding her appearance, going as far to say that a rude fan sign at least in part influenced her to get breast implants, and once saying on-screen â€œthat sheâ€™s no Torrie Wilsonâ€ and that one of the reasons America is so great is because there are different body types and images.
If I could give Steph one piece of advice it would be to embrace the fact that she’s not stick thin and present a healthy image on television, because she’s by no means fat. However, given that this is mainly pregnancy weight I can definitely identify. There’s a difference between being a little thicker or putting on some weight in general and putting on some weight during a pregnancy, so before people blast Steph for acting like a diva, take that into account. Women are far more consciencious of their post-pregnancy bodies than they would be if they’d just put on a little weight over Christmas let’s say. But from what I’ve seen, she looks pretty darn great for someone who just had a baby!
PS: Isn’t it somewhat endearing to know that the Billion Dollar Princess has flaws and insecurities just like us lowly humans lol?