The Fighters: Nikki and Brie Bella

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By: Gabriela Yareliz

I am a HUGE Nikki and Brie Bella fan. Their beautiful book, Incomparable, details growing up with a young mom and dad who were in an abusive relationship, how they were a surprise to a teen mom, their difficult and almost nonexistent childhood, their parent’s divorce, rape, the death of a loved boyfriend, and then how they started the journey to become the WWE’s most famous “diva” faces and fighters.

From a small suburb of Scottsdale, Arizona to being on WWE, Total Divas, Total Bellas (on E!), their famous YouTube channel, owning Birdiebee, Nicole+Brizee Beauty, and their wine company— these half-Mexican women are expanding their empire with each passing year. What I love about them is how they represent our culture with so much strength and dignity. They are examples of fitness; through their YouTube channel and podcast they encourage education and learning (even if it’s by making fun of themselves in trivia games like Bella Brains); they have fostered a community that is amazing #BellaArmy; and have overcome many past obstacles and shown the rewards of hard work.

Nikki Bella is the longest individual reigning Diva Champion in WWE history. Nicole came back to the ring 7 months after she essentially broke her neck and had surgery. After retirement, both were recently inducted into the WWE hall of fame.

Nikki and Brie Bella are an example to young women everywhere. They are an #orgullohispano.

Published by Gabriela Yareliz

Gabriela is a writer, editor and attorney. She loves the art of storytelling, and she is based in NYC.

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