USA Network has launched the official website for Tough Enough listing all the partipipants with bios.
The 23-year-old Ariane is the quintessential Valley Girl. What Ariane lacks in wrestling experience she makes up for with bubbly charm. Ariane hopes to become a WWE diva so she can display her alter-ego, a hard-edged girl that doesn't give a crap.
A native of Northridge, California, Ariane became the first person in her family to graduate from college when she received two degrees, a BA in Business Marketing and a BS in Psychology from California State University, Northridge. Her athleticism began in high school where she ran cross-country and was MVP of her track and field team. She currently resides in North Hollywood, California where she works as a Behavior Therapist working with Autistic Children.
An assistant pet groomer in Chicago, Illinois, the 22-year-old has spent the last six years on the independent circuit and is well known in her native Puerto Rico.
Ivelisse played junior varsity volleyball and basketball in high school, later declining both academic and athletic college scholarships to pursue wrestling. Ivelisse believes being a WWE Diva is what she was born to do and wants to prove to the world that she is the best. She believes winning "WWE Tough Enough" is the best way to accomplish this goal.
Christina, 22, is a senior at the University of Central Florida studying Interpersonal Communications. She is a member of her college dance team.
Christina hails from Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida where she began as a dancer on her high school varsity dance team. Christina hopes to become a WWE Diva because she finds the idea of divas so empowering: "strong, smart and they can kick butt!" Christina currently resides in Tampa, Florida where, working around her class schedule, she wrestles the independent circuit.
This 25-year-old day care teacher from Terre Haute, Indiana, hopes to become a WWE Diva to fulfill a dream she has had since the age of 14. She loves the road lifestyle, living out of a suitcase and traveling. She has trained on and off in independent wrestling over the past 11 years.
Michelle says that one of her biggest mistakes was giving up wrestling to pursue her modeling career. Although she had success as a model, even making it to the top six on "America's Next Top Model," she is anxious to get back in the ring. Michelle has a degree in Early Childhood Development from Danville Community College and currently resides in Providence, North Carolina with her husband, "Survivor" star Johnny Fairplay, and their three-year-old daughter.
Rima is Miss USA 2010. The 25-year-old hails from Dearborn, Michigan where she received a BA in Economics and BA in Business Management from University of Michigan. Rima hopes to win "WWE Tough Enough" to prove that it is possible to be both beautiful and tough.
Although she comes in the competition with no wrestling experience, Rima played varsity basketball, volleyball, softball, track, and cross country in high school. She currently resides in New York City where she is finishing her duties as outgoing Miss USA 2010.
Martin, 26, is a stockbroker and independent wrestler hailing from West Jordan, Utah. He gained his experience wresting for six and a half years on the independent circuit. He is also co-owner of Ultra Championship Wrestling Zero, a promotion and wrestling school.
Martin began his athletic career as captain of both his football and wrestling teams in high school, lettering in football, wrestling, track, and lacrosse. He received a BA in Business Administration from Stevens Henager College, and currently resides in Saratoga Springs, Utah.
Matt, 30, is an independent wrestler with nine years of independent circuit experience from Brecksville, Ohio. He has wrestled in sixteen countries and hopes to win "WWE Tough Enough" and a WWE contract so he "can have a fun job." "You can see the world in spandex and smash things," he explains.
Matt discovered his athleticism as a competitive gymnast for ten years. He went on to win two gold medals at the 1999 AAU Junior Olympics for gymnastics. Matt received a BA in Communications from Cleveland State University and currently resides in his hometown. Matt is also a strong supporter of the "Straight Edge" movement.
This 23-year-old aspiring musician and independent wrestler hails from Hebron, Indiana. He has two years of wrestling experience and hopes to win "WWE Tough Enough" and a WWE contract to make everyone who ever believed in him proud, especially his family, his trainer, Tracy Smothers, and his girlfriend, Tiffany.
Ryan attended Purdue University for one year, but left to pursue music full time. He currently resides in Louisville, Kentucky where he is a bouncer, personal trainer, private music teacher, and wrestler on the independent circuit.
A.J., 27, has been wrestling on the independent circuit for five years. Among his achievements is a one and a half year undefeated All Pro Wrestling Tag Team Championship in addition to a tag team victory over the infamous New Age Outlaws.
This 6 foot, 200 pound athlete found his passion in high school as a two year varsity wrestler in Mill Valley, California. A.J. remained committed to his education, receiving a BA in Communication Studies from California State University, Chico. A.J. currently resides in Sacramento, California where he works as a nightclub bouncer. He considers WWE to be the greatest form of entertainment in the world and sees "WWE Tough Enough" as a chance to realize his childhood dream.
This 6'5" giant hails from Brooksville, Florida where he had four years of high school varsity wrestling experience with a record of over 90 wins. The 23-year-old former football player has a mere six months of independent wrestling experience. Starting over 40 games as an offensive lineman for Florida International University, Andy holds the school's power clean record of 365 lbs. After FIU, he was a priority free agent with the Miami Dolphins and attended mini-camps, before hanging up his cleats to pursue his dream to entertain in the ring.
Andy wants to be a WWE Superstar so he can be a part of a great organization based on hard work, integrity, and respect. He currently resides in Tampa, Florida with his wife Lauren and his daughter. The family expects a new addition, a boy, in Spring 2011.
This 28-year-old truck driver from Vicksburg, Mississippi is a natural athlete who prides himself on taking on new challenges. He was a US Army Ranger with the 1st Battalion and did a tour in Afghanistan in 2004. He has six years of training as an MMA Fighter with a record of seven wins and five losses, fighting with UFC, Strikeforce and Bellator. He is trying to become the first legitimate MMA fighter to crossover into WWE.
Jeremiah is not only a fighter, but an entertainer. He says he has always been the biggest badass in everything he has done, so why not be the biggest badass superstar? Jeremiah began his athletic career playing varsity football and baseball in high school and later attended Mississippi Delta Community College. Jeremiah currently resides in his hometown with his son, Jeremiah.
Luke, 26, is a Personal Trainer from Auburn, Maine with five years of independent circuit experience. For him, WWE combines all his passions rolled into one: performing, marketing, athleticism and traveling. Luke proved his athleticism as captain of his high school's varsity soccer, hockey and baseball teams, competing all four years, before moving on to getting his BA in Business Administration from University of Southern Maine.
Eric, 25, hopes to become a WWE Superstar to fulfill his childhood dream. "WWE needs my afro and my tall, dark and handsome good looks," says the 6'5" behemoth. Eric hails from Pasadena, California where he spent two years on his High School varsity football team as left tackle, earning All-League Honors. Eric was recruited by colleges for football, but opted not to attend so he could pursue his dream.
Eric currently resides in Los Angeles, California where he studies graphic design at California State University, Los Angeles and takes care of his developmentally disabled brother, Sean.
Mickael, 26, is an unemployed WWE hopeful hailing from Jersey City, NJ. He has lived the 9 to 5 lifestyle and hated every second of it. For him, being a WWE Superstar would allow him to escape this fate.
Mickael first discovered his love of wrestling during four years of high school varsity wrestling and has two years of independent circuit wrestling training. He has a Tae Kwon Do first degree black belt. He holds a degree in Criminal Justice from St. Peter's College and currently resides in Tampa, Florida with his wife of five years, Jamie.