Melina Perez

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Melina Perez is a talented American model and wrestler. Melina Perez gained international fame during her time with WWE under the ring name Melina and currently wrestles for Impact Wrestling and the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA).

Early Life

Melina Perez was born on 9 March 1979 and she is currently 43 years old. She is originally from Los Angeles, California, and her zodiac sign is Pisces. Although originally from LA, she grew up in the High Desert. Perez is of Mexican American descent and her native languages include English and Spanish. Talking about her family, Perez’s father’s name is Prisciliano Perez II and she has a sibling named P.J Perez. She attended Hesperia High School. Moreover, her full name is Melina Nava Perez.

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Caption: Melina Perez in a childhood photo with her family. Source: Instagram

Melina Perez – Career and Professional Life

Professionally, Melina Perez is a famous wrestler and model. As a wrestler, her ring names are Kyra, Melina, and Melina Perez. She celebrated the 15th anniversary of her 1st win in February 2022. Likewise, as a model, she started off as a beauty pageant contestant. As such, she won Miss Hawaiian Tropic Anaheim.

During her time as a model, this personality won many modeling competitions including Group USA Bridal Show, Ms. California Belleza Latina, and Group USA Fashion Show. Moreover, artist – Mark Greenawalt – body painted this model for a modeling photoshoot in the year 2007. For the shoot, Perez posed with her WWE Women’s Championship belt.

People recognize her best for Perez’s time with WWE under the ring name Melina. At present, this personality wrestles for Impact Wrestling as well as the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA). Back in the year 2000, this personality started training to become a professional wrestler. Perez trained at Jesse Hernandez’s School of Hard Knocks to become a wrestler professionally. Subsequently, this personality made her wrestling debut in the year 2001.

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Caption: Melina Perez with her trophy. Source: Instagram

More Details

Then in late 2002, this wrestler auditioned for WWE’s reality show Tough Enough III. However, she was eliminated in the 1st round. Al Snow inspired her to continue pursuing her wrestling career. Moreover, in March 2004, this wrestler signed a contract with WWE. Following this, she was assigned to Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW) which is WWE’s developmental territory. There, this wrestler began managing Johnny Nitro and Joey Mercury to three reigns as WWE Tag Team Champions.

Furthermore, this wrestler is a 3-time WWE Women’s Champion. Moreover, she is also a 2-time WWE Divas Champion. After she won her 2nd WWE Divas Championship, this wrestler became the 1st woman in WWE history to become a multiple-time champion.  with both the Women’s and Divas titles. She is also a 1-time QuizzleMania champion who won this title on QuizzleMania 28 for a charity stream for NSPCC.

Also, this personality is famous for the flexibility that she utilizes during her entrance as well as in her in-ring maneuvers. Bret Hart called this personality “one of the best wrestlers in the world” and WWE cited her as having “perhaps the most impressive arsenal of offensive maneuvers in Diva history.”

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Caption: Melina Perez in a photo with fellow wrestler Thea Trinidad Büdgen. Source: Instagram

Melina Perez – Personal Life

Melina Perez is single at present. She previously dated John Hennigan from 2003 to 2014. She has also been in a romantic relationship with Mike Knox. Moreover, this personality was also rumored to have hooked up with Dave Bautista in the year 2007. Keeping her love life aside, Perez has a pet dog named Reyna. She often shares photos and videos of Reyna on her Instagram profile and Youtube channel.

Melina Perez – Body Measurements

Melina Perez has a billed height of 5 feet 4 inches or 1.63 meters and her billed weight is around 121 lbs or 55 kgs. Likewise, this popular wrestler has a chest-waist-hip measurement of 35-25-35 inches respectively. Also, Perez has hazel brown eyes and dark brown hair color.

Social Media

Melina Perez joined Twitter in January 2010 and so far has more than 681.6K followers on her @realmelina account. Likewise, she has over 400k followers on her @realmelina Instagram account. Also, she has more than 127K followers on her Facebook profile. This wrestler also has a Youtube channel “RealMelina”. She created it on August 21, 2010, and has more than 199.8k views and 27.4K subscribers.

Net Worth

Moving on, Perez has a net worth of around $2.3 million US dollars.