WWE RAW Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss was recently interviewed recently by E! News for the promotion of next week’s Total Divas’ premiere. Below are a few highlights of the interview, where Alexa talks about body positivity, overcoming eating disorders and advice Nikki Bella gave her.
On hoping to share the message of body positivity through Total Divas:
“I’m really big on body positivity, so I’m hoping to get that across with this platform. When I was dealing with my eating disorder, I didn’t really have anyone to look up to that was going through that or had gone through it. I just want to be the person that I wish I had when I was struggling through it because I know body image is an issue with both girls and guys and eating disorders are a big part of that.”
On finding success and overcoming her eating disorder:
“[Eating disorders] can happen to anybody, but it doesn’t need to define you. You can be successful afterward and it doesn’t need to consume your whole life. Of course, every time you talk about something that’s sensitive to you, it is hard, but each time it gets easier and easier.”
About Nikki Bella’s advice to her before the show:
“She was like just have fun with it and make it real. She told me the most important part is to not let it overwhelm you. Just have fun with it. She’s been one of those people that I really look up to career-wise because she’s just so awesome and so helpful.”
You can check out the full interview on E’s website here.