WWE star Eva Marie says her red hair has improved her confidence.
Eva Marie's flame-haired look has boosted her self-confidence.
The 29-year-old WWE star is a striking on-screen presence, due to her dyed locks, and says that she's felt the benefits of changing her hair colour.
Speaking to BANG Showbiz, she explained: ''Originally I was supposed to go blonde but it's all about feeling confident and empowered, so, for me, my confidence would not have been the same if I'd have gone blonde.
''So I decided to go red and make that statement and feel comfortable in my own skin. I decided to go against the grain and that's definitely what I did and the girls are definitely shocked.
''I think it definitely made a statement.''
Eva - who joined the WWE in 2013 - is currently starring in new reality TV show 'Total Divas', follows the lives of the WWE girls outside the ring.
The show underlines her feisty personality and Eva had no qualms in ruffling the feathers of her WWE co-stars.
She said: ''It's all in good fun but, you know, we are girls at the end of the day, and all of us are competing on WWE.''
And the former model thought joining the WWE was ''perfect'' for her because she had been such a tomboy.
She said: ''I did every single sport, but soccer was my major sport and I played that through college and then after I got my degree in southern California, I went to LA and kind of just started dabbling in modelling and acting and I was doing that for a little bit.
''And then, the WWE had a diva search, so I was like, 'Oh my goodness, this is perfect for me'.''
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