Interview with WWE Superstar Mandy Rose

In a match that amounted to a battle for WWE Superstar, Mandy Rose’s affection, Otis defeated Dolph Ziggler on Night 2 of WrestleMania 36 this past Sunday. Mandy Rose involved herself in the match when she walked down to ringside and slapped longtime partner Sonya Deville before entering the ring and delivering a low blow to Ziggler. The match led to the feelgood moment of the night where Otis finally got his kiss from Mandy Rose which led fans wondering what will happen to team Fire & Desire.

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Mandy Rose
[Courtesy of Mandy Rose]

Amanda Rose Saccomanno known as “Mandy Rose” has been proving that there is no limit to what the modern-day Wonder Woman is capable of, the former WBFF Bikini World Champion and model has been working as a successful entrepreneur, launching her iOS app “Fit with Mandy” aimed to make health and fitness easy and accessible for men and women worldwide. Mandy has mastered a healthy and active lifestyle while simultaneously being on the road over 300 days a year. Mandy wants to make health and fitness easy and accessible for men and women worldwide and is the ultimate example of fighting against all excuses to lead to a better version of yourself. This fitness program works all body parts as well as cardio regimens of all levels. Whether you work out at home or in a gym and whether you are advanced or just beginning, this program will guide you step by step and become the best version of yourself!

Features

  • High intensity interval training (HIIT)
  • Upper and lower body resistance training
  • Core strengthening circuits
  • Video form demonstration
  • Daily muscle group-specific workouts
  • Total body fat burn circuits

Mandy Rose signed a contract with WWE the same night of the finale of “Tough Enough,” and was also sought after to become a main cast member of season 5 of E!’s “Total Divas.” E!’s “Total Divas” is a reality television series that gives viewers an inside look into the lives of female WWE wrestlers, from their work within WWE to behind-the-scenes footage from their personal lives. After the spotlight she received on her season, WWE highlighted her “Fire and Desire” tag-team partnership with fellow superstar Daria Berenato (aka Sonya Deville) and the duo have become unstoppable ever since.

These modern-day Wonder Women are the ultimate example of fighting against all excuses to lead to a better version of yourself, being on the road over 300 days a year, they have mastered balancing a healthy and active lifestyle and their obsession with food. The pair recognizes that women are put under extreme pressure to look a certain way while eating a restrictive diet, and they combat these stereotypes to demonstrate that you can be in excellent shape while enjoying the pleasures of life. That same passion led them to create DAMANDYZ, the increasingly popular YouTube channel that documents their many travels, food addiction and the ultimate search for “the best donut in the world.”

When she’s not traveling the country for SmackDown Live year-round or tasting each city’s best donuts, Mandy Rose spends her time working out, cooking, and bike riding.

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Mandy Rose
[Per Bernal Photo]

What made you try out for WWE?

When I was in bikini fitness, I got a call to audition for a reality show called Tough Enough. I didn’t win, but I was the runner up. I was signed from there to NXT, and then Total Divas.

How did you get started in modelling and wrestling?

I was always athletic growing up with three older brothers, and it just started from there.

How did you create Mandy Rose?

She is basically an exaggerated version of myself. It’s all about confidence. She’s a bit of a mean girl and I’m prettier than you and better than you. I’m not quite like that in real life.

You have quite a story arc with Otis going on. Can you tell me a little about how that came about and what it’s like having so much tv time?

Sure. Otis always was around in NXT and posting pics of me and talking about how much he liked me. In a cute way, not a creepy way. This continued on and I thought it would be great if this became a storyline, especially once Otis entered Wrestlemania. I actually went to Vince McMahon myself and pitched the idea and he loved it.

How do you and your boyfriend deal with this?

My boyfriend doesn’t have an issue with it. It’s all a storyline and entertainment. If he got jealous of this, or if any guy did, it wouldn’t work out, honestly.

How do you handle such a demanding schedule? Not only the physical aspects but all the travel that goes with it?

At first, it’s hard. It’s very demanding, but staying healthy and staying fit is a big part of it. After a while, you get used to it. When you’re younger, it’s easier to maintain a schedule like this.

How are you dealing with everything that’s going on? Are you happy the WWE is still performing? Or do you wish you’d been able to take some time off?

We’re here for the fans. At the end of the day, that’s what WWE is all about. If we can put a smile on their faces, we’ve done our job. WWE is very careful and is being as safe as possible under the circumstances.

How do you deal with being in the spotlight? Do you ever wish you can be anonymous for a day?

I love it. I love the opportunities it’s given me. I know that this won’t last forever, and when you’re older, it’ll be good to be able to look back and remember that you had an impact on someone, and that you were able to help fans or bring a smile to their faces.

What was the experience of being on Total Divas like? Would you want to do your own reality show?

Total Divas was a great opportunity. I was brand new to the company and had basically been thrown into the deep end. I hadn’t wrestled much yet and was going up against girls that had been with the company for years. It was a great learning experience and a way to connect with all kinds of fans that don’t even watch wrestling. That’s the great thing about Total Divas, is that it brings fans in that weren’t already watching or wouldn’t normally watch. As for my own show, I couldn’t say. I wouldn’t turn it down! (Laughs)

Are the Divas really as close off-camera as they seem or does some of the stuff that happens in the ring spill out off-camera?

For the most part, we’re very close. It is real life, even though it’s a reality show, and things do carry over. For the most part, we’re all good friends and it’s a great group of people to work with.

Tell me what a day in the life is like when you have a match. Starting with travel, to getting hair and makeup done, to the match itself. What kind of emotions runs through you? Are you excited?

You just have to focus. It’s like any competition that you want to win.

How do you deal with injuries?

It’s a sports and entertainment show. You’re doing crazy stunts, and accidents happen. You just have to deal with them as they come.

I’ve heard a little bit about your fitness app. Can you tell me about it? What inspired you to start it, and how is it different from others?

It’s a 12-week program that you can complete and don’t need any equipment for. That’s what makes it different, and the fact that it’s for all ages and fitness levels.

Do you have a new Youtube channel?

So I do have my own channel, Mandy Sacs on Youtube, then I have the channel with my ex-best friend Sonya, where we travelled all over and ate gourmet donuts. We’ll still be uploading on that, but mine will focus more on health and fitness and eating healthy. Our other channel #DAMANDYSDONUTS will be more like a competition between us.