Canadian born Lauren Williams rose to fame as Angelina Love in the world of professional wrestling. She made her debut in 2000, she appeared briefly for TNA in 2004, but really made her mark there after her return in 2007.
Teaming with Velvet Sky to form the Beautiful People, Love was highly successful and very popular. She was the Knockouts champ six times and was a one-time tag champ (with Winter). She was ranked #2 among the top female wrestlers in the PWI Female Top 50 in 2009 and in 2010.
Angelina and Velvet are now in Ring Of Honor, where they are joined by Mandy Leon to form The Allure. The trio quickly became a force in ROH.
I had the pleasure of meeting Angelina a few times. A few years back, she had her infant son with her. It's always fun to see celebrities in real life situations. Seeing Angelina interact with her son was fun. It's also interesting to see how other fans react. Some love it, but others seem put off because they view Angelina as her character. Apparently the beautiful, powerful wrestler shouldn't have a child. Fans can be funny. Fortunately, most fans were happy to see her child and the few "more serious" fans got their autographs and moved on.
Angelina was always very sweet. I still am hoping to see her and Velvet together. While Johngy wouldn't exactly fit in with the Beautiful People, I would still love to be in a picture with both.
Angelina Love and me in Schaumburg, IL-November 2017.