– Natalya recently spoke with the Frank Erwin Center Blog. Here are a few highlights:
What is your favorite part about being a WWE Diva?
My favorite part of being a WWE Diva actually does not involve being on TV. We do a lot of different charity work with Make a Wish Foundation which I really enjoy. You get to meet children who are going through a difficult time and you can use your status to change somebody’s life and help inspire them to fight. You can touch someone else’s life and that’s a really great feeling.
ell me about how you became involved with “Total Divas” on E! Were you hesitant at first or have any initial doubts?
I got approached by WWE. They partnered with E! to do the show and I am the type of person to dive on in to something and make it gold. No I didn’t have any doubts. At first you’re nervous with all the cameras, but the people that put the show together make you feel so comfortable that you don’t even realize the cameras are there. It’s a great opportunity to be real. You relate to people who are not perfect, and we keep it real on the show.
The second season of “Total Divas” is coming up. Do you have anything you want to tell the fans about the upcoming season?
It’s going to be a great season. Lots of drama, but it is what it is. But, at the end of the day we are a family. There will be old faces such as myself, the Bella Twins and the Funkadactyls and new faces such as Summer Rae. We are on the road to WrestleMania and it’s going to be a wild ride! You better believe Natalya will be at WrestleMania. I will make that happen! We have a huge show coming up at the Frank Erwin Center March 15, and you’ll see several WWE Superstars and Divas.
As a WWE Diva many people look up to you, but who is someone that you look up to? Why?
I really look up to Stephanie McMahon. She is a role model. We went to a school with underprivileged children and she spent four hours talking to all the kids. She is honestly one of the most down to earth people I have ever met. With her background and status, she has a lot of influence and power but she proves that you can never allow fame, money or your position in life to get the best of you. She is a great example of what being a strong and empowered woman looks like. She has a husband, family and does a great job balancing it all.