While speaking to Yahoo! Finance about why she’s participating in a body positive panel at TheCurvyCon, Nikki Bella commented on fans referring to her as the “fat twin” when she debuted on TV ten years ago.
“I love representing women, and I love to, as much as I can, inspire and be a role model for women and young girls. I don’t know what it feels like to be Nia Jax, but being an identical twin, I’ve been compared my whole life. I’ve been the bigger twin. When I got on TV 10 years ago, immediately everyone called me ‘the fat twin.’ I had always looked at myself as someone who was just healthy and I loved who I was, but there was a period of time when it really got to me. I remember that feeling and being with Nia and having her tell me her stories and what she goes through, and stuff I’ve seen just filming our show, it makes me want to represent these women and stand with them.”
You can check out the entire interview here.