Barbie Blank is one of the stars of E!’s hit series, “WAGS,” which takes viewers on a wild ride into the lives of some of today’s hottest professional athletes from the perspective of the women who stand by their side.
The first season of the popular reality show aired last fall and made its return to E! in June, 2016.
Barbie is best known in World Wrestling Entertainment as WWE Diva Kelly Kelly, a name given to her by WWE chairman Vince McMahon. Barbie competed in WWE from 2006 to 2012, which included becoming the Diva’s Champion in 2011 and being featured on WWE Monday Night Raw, WWE Smackdown, and WrestleMania XXV. Throughout her time with the franchise, Barbie performed alongside Beth Phoenix, Maryse, Maria Menounos and Brie Bella, among others. Barbie was the youngest WWE Diva ever starting her career at the age of 19. Barbie has been included in Maxim’s Hot 100 List multiple times and featured as the magazine’s cover girl twice.
Barbie is originally from Jacksonville, Florida where she started her athletic career at a young age, participating in competitive gymnastics, cheerleading, track and softball. Barbie is married to retired NHL player Sheldon Souray, most recently of the Anaheim Ducks, who was a star athlete in the league for 18 years.
CHILLED: Tell us a bit about the projects you are working on or have coming up.
Barbie Blank: Right now my main focus is being a great wife to my husband. I’m very excited for season two of WAGS. I would love to do something in fitness whether it be endorsing fitness wear, or a fitness video, or really anything involving fitness since it is still such a huge part of my life. I also love acting, so if I had an opportunity to do more of that I would love to! I’m looking forward to seeing what opportunities this year has in store for me. The sky’s the limit!
CHILLED: With your busy schedule, what do you like to do with your down time?
BB: I love to cook! And that’s a hobby I have picked up over the last few years. I love going on Pinterest and looking for new recipes to cook for my husband, so I usually plan a different meal each night of the week, it’s something I look forward to doing. I also really like going to the movies, especially by myself, lol. I love going and picking a movie I want to see, getting a bunch of junk food and just watching it with no disruptions.
CHILLED: When you go out to eat, where do you like to dine?
BB: I love sushi, so my favorite restaurant is definitely Nobu! But I love all types of food so we are always up for trying new restaurants.
CHILLED: What types of dishes do you usually order?
BB: I try to eat healthy with a little unhealthy, like I will eat a healthy meal but I will order dessert. I love dessert so that’s where I splurge!
CHILLED: What types of drinks do you order when out?
BB: I love a good Pinot Noir wine, that’s always my go to. I love a good Pinot especially when I’m cooking!
CHILLED: Do you prepare drinks at home?
BB: My husband makes an amazing Bloody Mary and Moscow Mule so sometimes I’ll substitute wine for that.
CHILLED: What is your home bar stocked with?
BB: It has every kind of alcohol you can think of (laughs). We love to entertain so we are always prepared!
CHILLED: What is your favorite drink/cocktail?
BB: I love Moscow Mules!
CHILLED: Have you ever been a bartender?
Nope I have never! But I would love to learn.