Mandy Rose first made a name for herself by competing in bikini competitions, taking selfies on social media, and then she entered Tough Enough. WWE actually recruited her for their reality television competition.
While speaking on After The Bell, Mandy Rose was asked about coming to WWE from outside the pro wrestling business. Corey Graves said there was a “wrestlers club” in the Performance Center when he was there. People from outside the business were viewed and sometimes treated differently.
Mandy Rose agreed that she did experience that a bit, but a majority of the outright venom came from fans.
“A little bit, although coming in through Tough Enough was a little different because I felt like a lot of the cast members, everyone had different backgrounds. There was a football player, there was I think Patrick [Velveteen Dream] was actually the only wrestler on Tough Enough.”
“I’m trying to remember when I first came in there was for sure that type of vibe a little bit. We always got — especially from fans too like, ‘Oh you didn’t grow up watching this — you didn’t wanna always want to do this your whole life — you don’t belong here,’ type of thing. I was always like, ‘whatever.'”
Mandy Rose said she still gets that kind of treatment from some fans. She didn’t always have WWE aspirations from childhood and that is a sticking point with people.
The Golden Goddess isn’t going to let that change her mind about carrying on as a WWE Superstar no matter what her haters think.
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