Celebrity Jersey Cards is a regular series in which I create virtual trading cards for celebs wearing sports jerseys. With the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament in the Regionals round, we continue our NCAA WWE Celebrity Jersey Cards Special Editions.
Born in Ottawa, IL, Maria Kanellis attended Northern Illinois University and participated in beauty contests before entering the WWE via a Diva Search. After several years in the WWE, followed by several in other promotions, Kanellis, accompanied by husband Mike, rejoined the WWE last year. She is currently on maternity leave. Kanellis is sporting an Illini jersey on her Celebrity Jersey card.