HispanicBusiness.com has posted an interview with WWE Diva Eve Torres, who discussed her cultural background and her career. Here are some highlights:
How it feels representing Latinas: "It's a great feeling to know that, through my hard work, I am adding to a long list of accomplishments for Latinas in the United States. I am proud to not only represent that demographic, but also support it in any way I can. I am proud of the strength I have been able to demonstrate both physically and mentally, but I know I did not build it all on my own. I was supported and led by Latinos and women before me. I embrace my Latina background because I know that by doing so we will continue to break down stereotypes that may exist of Latina women."
If she has ever experienced discrimination for being female or Latina: "Absolutely. I have been in a 'man's' world as long as I can remember. I was an engineering major in college, I am a sports entertainer in the WWE, and I teach self-defense. I can't tell you the number of times I have been underestimated, objectified or deprived of fair credit for my accomplishments based on my gender or ethnicity. We can either be discouraged by these societal limitations, or we can overcome them and strengthen our will to succeed."
Her future: "Besides continuing to take WWE by storm and starring in a blockbuster action flick, my number-one priority is using this platform to influence others in a positive way. I am a head instructor of the Gracie Women Empowered self-defense program, and I am committed to helping other women realize their fullest potential through physical and psychological empowerment. I know the secrets, and I won't stop until women everywhere know them too!"
Eve also discussed what excites her about wrestling, how she calms her nerves before a match and much more. You can check out the full interview by clicking here.