AJ LeeApril Jeanette Mendez
- Birthdate: 3/19/1987 (age 27)
- Height: 5'2"
- Weight: 115 Ib
Originally trained by former TNA wrestler Ja...
On Strange Fan Encounters: "The other day I was in Walgreens just trying to buy a toothbrush... and this guy who works there is helping me for like 10 minutes, then all of a sudden he blurts out: 'You shouldn't let Daniel Bryan talk to you like that!' and runs away. I was like, 'What?' I was so confused. [laughs] It's so weird because people know you even if you don't know them, and I'm still wrapping my head around that... I had someone come up to me at the airport and grab my engagement ring after Daniel Bryan proposed to me, and she was like, 'Oh my God, this is amazing. You and Daniel are going to be so happy.' It's weird. Everyone feels like they know you. It's an adjustment."
On Her Character Blowing Up: "I think the important thing is that I've never tried to be someone I'm not. People can read right through that. There's a place for people who are unattainable where you want to have their poster on your wall because they're larger than life, and that's fine, but that's not me. I'm not the coolest person in the world. I'm not the sexiest Diva or the strongest Diva. I know who I am... I think I'm a girl that represents someone you might know or would like to hang out with, and I think people just relate to me. I also look like I'm about 14, [laughs] so maybe I look like I do go to high school with everyone. I just think it's cool that people have taken to me. Before I was on the show, I was a fan, and I think people can see that."