WWE Congratulates Nia Jax On Her Second Honor This Week

Nia Jax has received her second major honor this week.

We noted before how the RAW Superstar received The Association of National Advertisers' #SeeHER Now Award this past weekend and now she has been named one of the 2018 TODAY Style Heroes.

Nia was recognized due to an Instagram post she made back on April 6, 2017. Jax was honored by TODAY with 39 other influential trailblazers, including Helen Mirren, Gabrielle Union, Drew Berrymore, Simone Biles and others.

As Akhilesh noted earlier this week, Jax spoke with TODAY Style, seen in the video above, and commented on feedback she received to the photo.

"I remember I posted a picture of me in a bathing suit, and that was something that I was very nervous about. I was having a lot of issues with just a lot of social media trolls, people would try to make fun of my size and my weight to the WWE and what not," Jax said. "I just decided to go out there and post a picture of me in a bathing suit. I said, 'You know what? This is my body. I'm going to embrace it, and I'm going to show the world'. So I posted it on Instagram not thinking it would be that big of a deal, and I got such great feedback, and my fans, my close friends and family telling me how inspiring I was to them, and that they got more confidence in the fact that I went and showed basically one of my most vulnerable parts to the world."

Jax also talked about being embarrassed with her backside while growing up and how she has since learned to embrace her curves. "I'm inspired to post a lot of positive messages on my social media,because growing up I felt as though I needed somebody that looked like me in the limelight, or in entertainment to promote being different, and promote accepting your differences," Jax said.

You can see the 2017 Instagram post and WWE's congratulatory announcement below.

Nia Jax recognized as 2018 TODAY Style Hero

Nia Jax is living her best life, and these past few days couldn't have been better proof. Over the weekend, Jax received The Association of National Advertisers' #SeeHER Now Award, and she wowed the WWE Universe with her return to Raw this past Monday. Now, The Irresistible Force is logging another momentous feat, this time being named one of the 2018 TODAY Style Heroes.

The list celebrates 40 fearless, bold and influential trailblazers, and Jax was recognized alongside Mindy Kaling, Gabrielle Union, Helen Mirren and more. Nia's inclusion comes after she shared a powerful Instagram post, promoting self-confidence and body positivity, which became the cornerstone of her Raw Women's Title reign.

WWE.com congratulates Jax on yet another incredible accomplishment.

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Posting a picture of myself in a bathing suit is VERY hard for me. I have never been one to show off too much skin, and it's not just because I'm a larger woman.
After this amazing #Wrestlemania weekend I had a chance to speak to a bunch of young women & men. Most, if not all of them, mentioned that my #BodyPositive mindset had helped them to be able to find confidence within themselves, which really touched me and even brought me to tears numerous times. Thankfully I have always had a family that has supported me and has always reminded me that my beauty comes from within, especially my mother. She constantly reminded me that "no matter how beautiful you are on the outside, if you're insides are ugly, that will be what everyone sees & feels." Don't get me wrong, there have been many occasions where I wished I could be thinner or have a different nose or hairline to fit in, but I realized that fitting in is not always as important as it seems; I realized that I love standing out in positive ways!

I love sending a message of self-confidence and getting to share that with people. Self-confidence also goes along with being healthy! I work out all the time, I eat healthy & try (emphasis on TRY) to get as much sleep as I can. There are obviously times where I love to pig out and enjoy myself, but I always make sure to never lose my focus on being healthy, because no matter what, your health is the number one most important thing in life. We aren't meant to look the same, but we are all meant to be healthy. We are all beautiful in different ways. Staying healthy adds to beauty. Even more importantly, it will increase your self-confidence. That's been my experience at least. #JaxJungle #NotLikeMost #PowerOfBeingYou

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Posting a picture of myself in a bathing suit is VERY hard for me. I have never been one to show off too much skin, and it's not just because I'm a larger woman. After this amazing #Wrestlemania weekend I had a chance to speak to a bunch of young women & men. Most, if not all of them, mentioned that my #BodyPositive mindset had helped them to be able to find confidence within themselves, which really touched me and even brought me to tears numerous times. Thankfully I have always had a family that has supported me and has always reminded me that my beauty comes from within, especially my mother. She constantly reminded me that "no matter how beautiful you are on the outside, if you're insides are ugly, that will be what everyone sees & feels." Don't get me wrong, there have been many occasions where I wished I could be thinner or have a different nose or hairline to fit in, but I realized that fitting in is not always as important as it seems; I realized that I love standing out in positive ways! I love sending a message of self-confidence and getting to share that with people. Self-confidence also goes along with being healthy! I work out all the time, I eat healthy & try (emphasis on TRY) to get as much sleep as I can. There are obviously times where I love to pig out and enjoy myself, but I always make sure to never lose my focus on being healthy, because no matter what, your health is the number one most important thing in life. We aren't meant to look the same, but we are all meant to be healthy. We are all beautiful in different ways. Staying healthy adds to beauty. Even more importantly, it will increase your self-confidence. That's been my experience at least ??. #JaxJungle #NotLikeMost #PowerOfBeingYou

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