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Mandy Rose

Mandy Rose
Birth name Amanda Rose Saccomanno
Born (1991-07-18) July 18, 1991
Westchester, New York, U.S.[1]
Residence Yorktown Heights, New York, U.S.[2]
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Mandy Rose[3]
Mandy[4]
Billed height 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)[5]
Billed weight 120 lb (54 kg)[5]
Billed from Yorktown Heights, New York[5]
Trained by Booker T[6]
Billy Gunn[6]
Lita[6]
WWE Performance Center
Debut August 25, 2015[7]

Amanda Rose Saccomanno (born July 18, 1991) is an American model and professional wrestler currently signed to WWE under the ring name Mandy.[4]

Contents

  • Early life and modelling career 1
  • Professional wrestling career 2
    • WWE 2.1
      • Tough Enough (2015) 2.1.1
      • Total Divas (2015–present) 2.1.2
  • Other media 3
  • Personal life 4
  • Championships and accomplishments 5
    • Fitness modeling 5.1
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Early life and modelling career

Saccomanno was born and raised in Westchester County, New York being the the youngest of four children.[8] She is of Italian and Irish heritage.[8] Saccomanno attended Yorktown High School, where she participated in dance.[8] She later earned her bachelor's degree at Iona College, majoring in speech pathology.[9] She entered her first fitness competition in 2013, and took first place in the World Bodybuilding Fitness & Fashion Boston Show.[8] She was also crowned the 2014 World Beauty Fitness & Fashion Bikini Champion.[9]

Professional wrestling career

WWE

Tough Enough (2015)

Saccomanno was a contestant sixth season of the WWE competition WWE Tough Enough, which began airing in June 2015.[5][2][10] She was at risk of elimination on the July 28 episode, but was saved by judge The Miz.[11] During the season finale, Saccomanno adopted the ring name Mandy Rose and had a match with Alicia Fox. She placed second overall, after winners Sara Lee and Joshua Bredl.[3]

Total Divas (2015–present)

In September 2015, it was announced that Naomi had been taken off the main cast of the WWE reality television series Total Divas, and had been replaced by Saccomanno.[12] On October 6, Saccomanno's ring name was changed to Mandy.[4]

Other media

Saccomanno has been featured in multiple fitness publications including Fitness Gurls Magazine, Fit & Firm Magazine and FitFemme Magazine.[9]

Personal life

Saccomanno resides in Yorktown Heights, New York.[2] She is a supporter of animal rights and adoption.[8] Saccomanno participates in yoga, pilates and CrossFit.[13] Her childhood nickname was “Hamburgers”.[13]

Championships and accomplishments

Fitness modeling

  • World Bodybuilding Fitness & Fashion
    • 2014 WBFF Boston – (first place)
    • 2014 WBFF Diva Bikini Pro World Championship – (first place)[10]

References

  1. ^ "Amanda Saccomanno". The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved October 2, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c "Meet WWE Tough Enough's 13 finalists | Tough Enough". wwetoughenough.com. Retrieved 2015-07-06. 
  3. ^ a b "WWE TOUGH ENOUGH RECAP, AUGUST 25, 2015: AND THE WINNERS ARE...".  
  4. ^ a b c Johnson, Mike (October 6, 2015). "NAME OF WWE'S NEWEST DIVA REVEALED, TOTAL DIVAS CAST CHANGES & MORE REVEALED". PWInsider. Retrieved October 6, 2015. 
  5. ^ a b c d "Amanda Saccomanno | Tough Enough". wwetoughenough.com. Retrieved July 6, 2015. 
  6. ^ a b c "MEET THE COMPETITORS AND CAST OF WWE TOUGH ENOUGH". WWE Tough Enough. Retrieved October 6, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Amanda Saccomanno". Internet Wrestling Database (IWD). Retrieved October 6, 2015. 
  8. ^ a b c d e "About Mandy - Mandy Sacs". mandysacs.com. Retrieved July 6, 2015. 
  9. ^ a b c Johnson, Mike (October 28, 2015). "WWE OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCES A NUMBER OF SIGNINGS INCLUDING TOUGH ENOUGH COMPETITORS & EVOLVE ALUMNI". PWInsider. Retrieved October 28, 2015. 
  10. ^ a b "Yorktown Heights’ Amanda Saccomanno Advances to Final Round of Acclaimed WWE Competition". prweb.com. Retrieved July 6, 2015. 
  11. ^ "THE MIZ'S SAVE COSTS MADA: WWE TOUGH ENOUGH, JULY 28, 2015". WWE Tough Enough. July 28, 2015. Retrieved October 6, 2015. 
  12. ^ Johnson, Mike (September 9, 2015). "WWE SIGNINGS UPDATE". PWInsider. Retrieved October 12, 2015. 
  13. ^ a b "CHARACTER BIO: AMANDA SACCOMANNO". usanetwork.com. Retrieved September 17, 2015. 

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