From Planet Funk to gracing a magazine front cover!
As well as posing for a number of stunning photographs, the Funkadactyl, real name Ariane Andrew, also takes part in an interview, in which she discusses being a role model to other black Americans. Regarding paving the way for others, Cameron said:
“I am happy to be black and a role model for little girls and boys to have an inspiration to look up to. “WWE is a humongous, worldwide, international company. I am glad to be able to be a role model and to show kids [that] if you work hard, have dedication and have drive, you can achieve anything. The sky is the limit. You constantly see new demographics coming in and watching the show; especially now after ‘Total Divas.’ This is a sport that is usually dominated by men. So it’s awesome to be a strong, black American woman in a world that has been predominantly for men.”
Cameron also talks about WWE’s busy traveling schedule and the strain it has on her relationship. She stated:
“With our job, we have very busy schedules and we are on the road a lot.” It’s not like any other sport where there is an off-season. We are constantly going. You miss birthdays and special occasions, but that’s all a part of being in this business. Sometimes it can be difficult, but I feel like if you have someone who is strong and supportive and he’s going to be down for you, then the relationship is going to be great. No matter what relationship you have, there [will] always be ups and downs. My boyfriend is amazing and strong; he is perfect sometimes. I feel like no matter which way you choose, relationships are going to have pros and cons. But, I love my man and he is super supportive.”
The ‘Bye Bye’ singer also discusses her music career, stalling start in the industry on Tough Enough, Total Divas and her hopes of one day becoming WWE Divas Champion.
Check out photos from the spread below. You can read the entire interview and see the full gallery on RollingOut.com: