Love her or hate her, AJ Lee is fantastic at what she does. She may be tanned and beautiful but AJ has gone through murky waters to reach the status she achieved in WWE.
Born April Jeanette "AJ" Mendez in 1987, Lee grew up in poverty. She worked several part-time jobs to provide for her family and put herself through wrestling school. In fact, she was forced to drop out of university because she wasn't able to pay her tuition fees.
Despite all these challenges, she was able to get a full-time job, which enabled her to pay for wrestling school. She has gone on to break records such as becoming the youngest General Manager in the history of WWE as well as clinching several WWE Divas Championship titles over the years.
Although she is now retired from professional wrestling, fans won't soon forget about AJ and her remarkable career with WWE. Here are the 10 interesting things you probably didn’t know about AJ Lee:
10 She Grew Up In Abject Poverty
9 She Had a Three-Month Stint as the General Manager of Raw
8 Her First Reign As the WWE Divas Champion Is the Longest In the Title's History
7 She Was Pro Wrestling Illustrated's Woman of the Year for Three Consecutive Years
6 Her Signature Moves
5 Despite Growing Up In Poverty, She Raised $1,500 to Get Wrestling Training
4 She Has Admired Lita Since Childhood
3 She Once Wrestled As Miss April
2 She Is Married To CM Punk
1 She Is A Self-Described Tomboy
AJ Lee is a self-proclaimed tomboy. In essence, a tomboy is a girl who portrays characteristics you would find in a boy. She has a strong love for anime, video games and comic books. In an interview with ESPN.com, she revealed that her favorite video game is Batman: Arkham City. She is so good at both PlayStation and X-Box that she won a 2012 Superstar Challenge held the night before WrestleMania XXVIII. In addition to portraying tomboy characteristics, AJ also has an action figure and a video game character. She is also an avid animal rights crusader.
Sources: whatculture.com, sportingnews.com, washington.cbslocal.com
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