Last week, ESPN announced that 6-time World Women’s Champion, “The Queen” Charlotte Flair would join 15 other world-class athletes to pose for the 2018 ESPN: The Body Issue. This is the 10th anniversary of the Body Issue and the magazine will be available on June 29, 2018.
Flair, 32, has revealed how she wants to stand as an inspiration for young girls – insisting that she wants to be seen as an athlete instead of a tall, blonde wrestler.
The Queen told ESPN,
“I wish I was more like my character. In character, I am the queen. I am strong. I am confident, sometimes cocky.
“I’m hard to beat. Out of character, I am a daughter, a sister, an aunt, a best friend and just the girl next door that likes Ben & Jerry’s ice cream.
When I first started in the WWE, I had a really hard time because I didn’t look the part.
“I had the athleticism, but I didn’t have the extra swag and the glam — what my character Charlotte has become today.
“But when I’m in that ring, I want the audience and little girls and children and adults to see me as the athlete I am, not just a tall blonde that’s a WWE Superstar.
“No. I am all athlete, and that’s important, that my looks have nothing to do with what I do in the WWE.”
Check out the full Charlotte Flair gallery here.