Former WWE Divas Champion Alicia Fox spoke to the Miami Herald recently ahead of tonight’s WrestleMania 28 premiere party in Miami where she’ll be taking part in a fashion show featuring the Divas.
Foxy gave perhaps her most in-depth interview to date in her career, talking quite a bit about her life before WWE and much more.
I think at the time Kelly Kelly and I were doing it together at 17, 18. I think it was just an experiment for the company to see if it was even possible to teach these young girls this craft. That way they don’t have any bad habits to break.
It was a great learning experience for the both of us because we could step out of our backyard and kind of grow into the world. So it was a great experience for both parties because I think both Kelly and I would have never imagined being here. This is our sixth year. We didn’t know what to expect. We didn’t know what was going to happen, but I don’t think we would have thought we would be here for six years already.
Foxy reveals that before WWE, she was planning to be an eye surgeon. Surprising, no?
I was going to be an eye surgeon, which is extremely funny now because I don’t like blood or science or anything like that.
I don’t know what I was thinking. Now I feel more than Blessed to still be in WWE and have this opportunity. It has been so far so good. I don’t want to go back to being an ophthalmologist or an eye surgeon or something like that.
Alicia also comments on her sister, Christina aka Caylee Turner, who is currently in WWE’s developmental territory, FCW.
I try to give her a lot of advice.
The advice that she takes, I don’t know. I really keep telling her to keep her confidence up. I tell her that she’s going to go through some challenging times or maybe even feel out of place. They have that expression of don’t sell it. If something is bothering you, address it but don’t let them see you sweat. One thing is having a thick skin.
At the time, coming in at 18, the world was kind of unraveling to me, but you can’t take things so personal or hold grudges. That really helps. One thing I tell my sister all the time is it’s not just that I’m her sister, and I know how she is. I try to keep her focused and have her thinking positive.
Read the full interview (and it’s a great read) here.