Melina Nava Perez, celebrated as Melina Perez or Kyra, is a former American professional wrestler. Besides wrestling, she is also known as a model, a valet and an actress. She was born on March 9, 1979 at High Desert, California. She belongs to a Mexican American ethnicity but with an American nationality. Her father was a boxer and her mother worked out on a regular basis. However, she hasn’t mentioned her parents name in public yet. She has one brother named P.J. Perez. She currently resides in Los Angeles, California.
Perez did her schooling from Hesperia High School. There is no any information about her college degree. She began her career as a beauty pageant winner at Miss Hawaiian Tropic Anaheim. After that, she grabbed a couple of more beauty pageant title winner.
Melina started her wrestling career in 2001. She is been entitled with various nicknames such as ‘The Gorgeous Grappler’, ‘The Hell Cat’, ‘The Barracuda’, and so on. She is a 3-time WWE Woman’s Champion and 2-time WWE Diva Champion. She was also ranked in the 3rd position in best 50 female singles wrestlers by PWI Female 50 (2009). In 2004, she signed a contract with WWE where she began to manage Johnny Nitro and Joey Mercury. She can be seen featuring in various series and films such as Serial Buddies, Cake Boss, Bad Girls Club, and many more.
Moving on to her personal life, she is neither married nor in a relationship. Although, she has a very long history with some of her fellow wrestlers, she hasn’t been anyone’s spouse. Her first affair in highlight was with John Hennigan, earlier known as Johnny Nitro and John Morrison. Their first meet was in the audition of Tough Enough III. Later, she was also appointed as her valet by WWE. The couple had an on-and-off relationship which officially came to an end in 2014. Apart from Hennigan, she also had been in relationship with Dave Bautista and Mike Knox. Currently, her relationship status is single. When asked about dating, she stated that she had enough of sentiments from 11 years of relationship and now she wants to live alone.
Perez went through a huge controversy with her fellow WWE Diva Candice Michelle. She was accused by Candice in her blog for stealing one of her signature move in the ring. In response, she posted one of picture performing the same move before the time when even Candice hadn’t started her professional wrestling career.
Though, there are various brand used by the Melina, there is no particular brand preferred or used by her.
She can be seen actively participating in various charity works and events.
Melina Perez has an estimated net worth of approx. $2.3 million and earns a very good salary of $210,000 annually. She stands 5 ft. 4 in. tall with the weight of 57 kg and has very attractive personality. She is considered one of the sexiest wrestlers in WWE.
To know more about Melina Perez, she can be followed on different social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Wikipedia. Besides, there are different sites which provide a brief bio on her.
Last modified: January 18, 2016
Published on: January 18, 2016
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