If you’re a hardcore fan of WWE, then you already know who Nikki Bella is. She became one of the top female wrestlers when she joined WWE in 2007 and then went to make her debut on SmackDown a year later. She’s certainly been making headlines lately after her boyfriend of many years proposed to her after a successful win in April of this year. The two have been dating for four years and decided to make things official. Cena fell on one knee and proposed to his love right there in the ring. Awwww!
Bella is the female wrestler to reign the longest as WWE Diva’s Champion, her second reign recognized as the lengthiest, lasting almost a year. She has to be one of the most fascinating Divas in SmackDown. She shocked everyone when she returned to the WWE after an injury that everyone thought was a career ender. When it comes to being in the limelight, it’s always a good practice to look your best even when you’re a tough girl.
Bella hasn’t always had the best luck, however, when it comes to pictures, although for the most part, she keeps it together with full hair and makeup done all the time. She’s had some unfortunate pictures taken of her, though, and these are the ones that she wished would be left hidden. If you want to see the Champion at her worst, then check these photos out!
15. Sweaty Outfits
Can we just say, gross! The outfit design is gross! Never mind the sweat that seems to have accumulated in her lady parts. Gross! It’s certainly not one of her best pictures, and to have to think of the sweat as well, you’re not left with a good feeling. Nikki is used to sweating, however, as she used to be very much into soccer. While in Arizona, she played for the Sereno Golden Eagles club with her sister. Her sister eventually bowed out, though, stating that she liked art more than sports. Nikki intended on getting a soccer scholarship to college, but that dream died after she broke her leg. So on to wrestling she went. Nikki says, “Being a Diva is not easy. We are on the road 300 days a year. We don’t get a lot of family or personal time. With ‘Total Divas’ on top of that, on our days off, we have the cameras following us, and that’s not for everyone.”
14. Sleepy Time
Someone woke up on the wrong side of the bed in this photo. We know that Bella definitely has the sneer down pat — she uses it quite often, but this is a whole other look entirely. Whoever her bedmate is, she’s not impressed in the least. We can probably relate. Who really likes being woken up in the morning? We can only hope that’s the only issue going on in this photo. She once joined a body double contest with her sister Brie. In 2006, the two competed in the International Body Doubles Twin Search. There were 15 pairs that competed to be considered the Most Beautiful Twins in the World. We’re not really sure how the judging goes for something like that, but the Bella Twins didn’t win. They were a strong finalist, but at the end of the day, twins Sara and Bruna Gontijo from Brazil were the winners of the contest.
13. The Nip Slip
On one of Nikki Bella’s worst days, not only does she look like hell, but she also had a big oops happen when her nip slipped out. She wouldn’t be the first gal to have a wardrobe malfunction; it actually happens all the time. For Bella, however, it wouldn’t be the first time she had some issue with her wardrobe — that tends to be the problem when you wear tight clothing all the time. Even her sister Brie has had similar issues happen while on camera. There’s hardly anything more embarrassing than to have a boob exposed while in the middle of a fight or promo. A lot of people believe that the Bella sisters had it easy when they came to the WWE, but Nikki disagrees: “For Brie and I – we were just ‘model tired.’ I was told to get a boob job; I was told to lose weight. Brie and I had a big struggle… Brie and I legit hopped in our cars, went to Georgia, jumped in a ring, and said, ‘Hey, you’re going to sign us. We want to be here.’ I know everyone thinks it was really easy for us, but it wasn’t.”
12. The Drag Queen Look
We have to say, this is not Bella’s best look. It looks as if she’s off to Vegas to moonlight as a Drag Queen. She looks miserable, which is a common look for her, and in this photo, she’s yet again not smiling, which gives her an “old” look. There’s been a lot of talk about Nikki’s relationship with Cena just for the fact that he’s made it clear over the years that he had no interest in marriage or kids, so it kind of throws a question on their whole engagement. Maybe he was against marriage and kids because he never believed that he could carry two heavy duty relationships, but maybe he changed his mind. On an unrelated note, Dolph Ziggler, Nikki’s ex-boyfriend at one point, offered to give her kids during a storyline on the show Total Divas — talk about a scandal.
11. The Neck Break
Not the best look for Bella, but she did break her neck, so we’ll give her credit for that one. Last January, Nikki Bella had to undergo a two-hour surgery on her neck due to her signature move, the “Rack Attack.” The move is now in retirement, and for a while, the wrestler thought even her career was over due to the incident. “Unfortunately, yes,” Nikki revealed. “For now, the ‘Rack Attack’ will be officially retired. I’ve been told by doctors to never do that again . . . because my injury is in such a unique place in my spine…. The girls in the future better watch out for my killer forearm because I might not be hitting them with the ‘Rack Attack,’ but I’ll definitely be hitting them with that forearm.” Imagine breaking your neck while doing your job! That must’ve been a scary day for her indeed.
10. Caught by Surprise
Maybe she wasn’t expecting a camera, or maybe she saw something she didn’t like, but when Nikki Bella twists up her face, it’s not very pretty. She’s definitely a beautiful woman, but with the wrong angle, Bella can look downright tragic. Even her cleavage can’t save her from this terrible photo. Nikki has been known to be a bit of a sh$t disturber when it comes to being in front of the camera. She was once involved with Dolph Ziggler, and that started a lot of drama between her and the former WWE Diva Maria Kanellis. While Nikki was dating Dolph, there were pictures taken of Dolph and Maria dancing together at a club. Well, that pissed Bella off and started a rivalry. Maria explained in interviews that Nikki was just being jealous and that she and Dolph were just friends.
9. Swallowing Her Ego
Whether she’s swallowing something she doesn’t like or silently praying that her ego doesn’t burst and kill everyone around her, we just aren’t sure. She’s standing there with her sister, and they both look slightly distasteful to the eye. We can’t even imagine what’s been done to cause their faces to twist all out of shape. Brie always acts a lot more mature than Nikki, and she’s often seen giving Nikki advice on the show Total Divas, but Nikki is actually the older sister by 16 minutes. Nikki admitted, “I truly enjoyed my pay-per-view match against Brie. We have a bond that you just can’t create. We’re born with it, and we had this magic in the ring.” That bond between twins goes far beyond the ring; it’s pretty cool that these two sisters are so connected in almost every aspect of their lives.
8. Snarling Diva
No girl looks pretty when she’s snarling, and this is not a flattering pose for Nikki Bella. These types of pictures are probably why she gets the hate about being a snob and being a girl who’s interested in money. Nikki and her sister Brie almost didn’t end up being WWE girls because they didn’t want to move to Tampa, Florida. They were more than happy to work on their modeling and acting career where they were. WWE representatives ended up talking to their mother, Kathy Colace, and it wasn’t until then that they reconsidered the offer. “I want to build a legacy at the WWE, but I definitely want to continue to grow the Bella Empire. I want it to go beyond the ring. I would love to be a motivational speaker.” Building up other girls to be strong would certainly be a good career choice.
7. Unimpressed Bella
Nikki Bella rarely looks impressed unless she has that winning smile of hers on. Unfortunately, in this picture, Bella is looking almost manly, so it’s definitely not her best side for photos. The Bella twins have very exotic features, and those features come from their Italian-Mexican heritage. They’ve always been good-looking girls, although they do wear an awful lot of makeup. They have good bone structure, and the long dark hair sure doesn’t hurt. We’ve always said that Nikki Bella looks gorgeous when she smiles, but when she doesn’t… well, she can look like a pissed off transvestite. Kathy Colace, the twins’ mother, is engaged to John Laurinaitis, the senior producer of WWE — talk about the right connections for the girls. Of her heritage, Nikki shares, “I’m so proud to be a Latina. Growing up and being Latina and growing up with my father and getting to do a lot of the Hispanic traditions, I loved it.”
6. The Bully
There’s nothing uglier than a woman who makes another woman cry, especially when it’s her sister. We know it’s all for publicity on SmackDown, but still, the image speaks a thousand words. Her face is practically transformed when she’s not smiling, which doesn’t make her look pretty at all. She’s practically sneering at Brie, which really makes you think badly of the Diva Champion. Nobody likes a mean girl even if it’s part of the job. The photo may be depicting her feelings about throwing girls over her shoulder. “Lifting is what’s made me stronger and made me look better. Not only does it burn fat amazingly – and I think it’s really honed my body – it’s also given me the strength in the ring to lift girls up. I can literally lift anything on my shoulders.” We have no doubt that she’s a strong girl, but sneering at people is just an ugly look.
5. The Fighter
It’s hard to stay pretty when you’re in the middle of a fight. No one really takes great pictures when it comes to that. Ronda has certainly been roasted when it comes to unflattering fighting pictures, but what’s a girl to do? In this photo, it looks like she’s trying to elbow her opponent in the hopes for a win. Nikki is all about the surprises; she floored her family one time when she admitted that she had been married for three years. Now how do you keep something like that secret? She let that secret out on an episode of Total Divas when she admitted to marrying her high school sweetheart when she was 20. They annulled the marriage after three years, but it shocked her family as they had no idea and only learned about it ten years after it happened.
4. The Snob
Nikki Bella should be smiling at all times because when she isn’t, she takes terrible pictures. This is a great example of one where she just looks completely miserable. Bella has taken a hit in the media a few times for coming off like a gold-digger when it comes to her man, Cena. The photo certainly makes her look like that kind of a snob. She countered, however, “Because my man is handsome and successful, that makes me a gold digger? First of all, I pay my own bills, and I still pay my own bills. But if your man is gonna give you a gift, you’re gonna accept it. I’m not gonna be like, ‘No, can you please take back the Louis Vuitton purse?’ Absolutely not.” Spoiling works both ways, and there’s nothing wrong with it as long as you take care of your man, too.
3. Twin Attacks
Do these two ever get along? Nikki Bella certainly walks around acting tough, but she gets taken down pretty easily as well. Better hold tight to that Diva Championship belt. Before Nikki and her sister Brie made in big in the wrestling world, they had to try to make ends meet in Los Angeles. In the beginning, they were trying to make a career out of acting and modeling but didn’t show up in Los Angeles with a lot of money, so in order to make enough money to survive, they started waitressing at the Mondrian Hotel on Sunset Boulevard. They didn’t achieve overnight success by any means, and even with their TV show Total Divas, they receive a lot of criticism from wrestling fans. Admittedly, though, the twins bring a whole new audience to WWE, and no matter what, the Bella Twins are moneymakers for WWE these days.
2. The Angry Reality Star
Calm down, Nikki! It’s only a show! Nikki Bella is one of the great Queens of sh!t-talking, and she always looks ugly when she’s doing it. Maybe her angry insides are starting to show on her face. It’s always unfortunate to see female athletes trampling on each other, but that’s the industry of wrestlers/fighters. Whether it’s a good day or a bad one, the Bella sisters love each other, and they share the same passion for the wrestling game. Nikki reveals, “I want to get in there and wrestle my sister! That’s the fun part when you get in there with someone who has the same passion for wrestling and that can work well, and you can put on a good match where you can really just get at each other.” It’s always awesome when you have someone in your life that you can share your passions with; it makes your job seem more like a fun hobby.
1. The Choker
Maybe it’s the fact that she has a neck brace on, but Nikki Bella has never looked rougher than in this picture. Being off work is certainly not doing Nikki any wonders when it comes to looking her best. She appears to be at a restaurant looking as unimpressed as ever. She has a philosophy about hitting on a girl while she’s working out that we would have to agree on: “I think the best time to approach a woman is actually after her workout. When you’re working out, you’re playing your jam, you’re in the groove, and you don’t want to be interrupted. So, guys, wait until she’s done getting her sweat on.” Plus, it’s super awkward when you’re approached by a guy when you have sweat dripping down your boobs. Wait until we’re at the water cooler, at least, and we might not swear at you.