Barbara Jean Blank was born in Jacksonville, Florida. Barbie was a fan of professional wrestling as a child, and cites Stone Cold Steve Austin as her favorite wrestler. While growing up, Blank participated in gymnastics for ten years, before she was forced to quit due to an injury. She later took up cheerleading. She studied broadcast journalism, hoping to become a news anchor.
She is a former bikini model turned actress. She is best known for years in World Wrestling Entertainment as WWE Diva Kelly Kelly. She worked with WWE from 2006 until 2012 and was featured on WWE Monday Night Raw on the USA Network and their sister show WWE Smackdown on the SyFy Network. At 19 years old, Barbie was known as the youngest member of the WWE full-time roster.
During her time with WWE she was featured on all of WWE’s weekly programming around the world and was regularly featured on cable television’s higest rated show, Monday Night Raw. She was also featured on company merchandise, magazines, video games, and company charity efforts.
Her fan following extends around the world including the United Kingdom, France, Canada, Mexico, and the United States, just to name a few countries. She currently has over 5 million social media followers.
In 2011 she was featured on Drew Carey’s “The Price Is Right” alongside Brie and Nikki Bella. In 2007 she was featured in Timbaland’s music video “Throw It On Me.” She appeared on VH!’s “Celebrity Fit Club: Boot Camp” as a trainer and she also appeared as a “Soccerette” on British football show “Soccer AM” in 2008 and 2009.
Barbie has been featured on FHM Online and she was featured in Maxim’s Hot 100 in 2011. She would later be featured on the cover of Maxim in 2011. She once again ranked in Maxim’s Hot 100 in 2012 and was on the cover of the 2013 Maxim Calendar.
In 2012 she was featured in the launch of the “Let It Fly Energy” campaign for Mike Miller of the Miami Heat/Cleveland Cavaliers.
In 2014 Barbie appeared and co-produced Episode 3 of “Headshots and Handcuffs” for FunnyorDie.com.
You can currently find Barbie on the E! Channel hit series WAGS LA!
World Wrestling Entertainment (2006-2012)
Maxim’s Hot 100 (2011) – Ranked #82
Maxim’s Hot 100 (2012) – Ranked #38
Maxim Magazine (December 2011) – Cover
Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards 2012 – Nominee: Favorite Buttkicker
Headshots & Handcuffs (2014) – FunnyorDie.com
Athletes Quarterly Magazine Cover