|Celeste Beryl Bonin|
|Height||5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)|
|Weight||135 lbs (61 kg)|
|Born||October 7, 1986 (32)|
|Resides||Delray Beach, Florida|
|Trained by||FCW Staff|
|Debut||September 7, 2010|
|Retired||January 8, 2014|
Celeste Beryl Bonin is an American entrepreneur, bodybuilder, model, and professional wrestler. She is best known for her time in WWE under the ring name Kaitlyn, where she is a former WWE Divas Champion.
When Kaitlyn told the WWE NXT audience she was the kind of gal who’d kiss you behind the bleachers and then give you a wedgie, she wasn’t kidding.
Prior to her debut in WWE, the beautiful and spunky Diva spent years in competitive fitness and bodybuilding, resulting in a strong sense of confidence that she brings with her every time she steps into the squared circle. Of course, the guidance of her WWE Pro Vickie Guerrero didn’t hurt Kaitlyn’s odds in season three of WWE NXT, in which she rose above the pack to win the only all-female competition.
Kaitlyn then lit up cameras and busted up her opponents on SmackDown, where she previously aligned with her “bestie” AJ. As “The Chickbusters,” the two gal pals sought to cut a swath through the SmackDown Divas division and enjoyed the ride of a lifetime together. Although their friendship became fractured with AJ’s unstable outbursts, Kaitlyn focused on her goal of becoming Divas Champion. She made it one step closer after winning a Battle Royal on Raw to become the No. 1 contender.
Prior to her Divas Championship bout with Layla at Night of Champions, however, Kaitlyn was attacked in the locker room area by a mystery assailant and was rendered unable to compete that night. As Kaitlyn was being tended to by WWE medical personnel, SmackDown General Manager Booker T’s assistant Eve informed the injured Superstar that her title opportunity would be postponed to a later date. On the 20th anniversary of Raw, Kaitlyn finally dethroned Eve with a hard-hitting spear to capture the Divas Championship in her hometown of Houston.
The beautiful Superstar soon began receiving gifts from a secret admirer. Curious as to who was chasing her affections, Kaitlyn was publically humiliated on Raw when it was revealed that it was her former friend AJ who orchestrated the whole thing. The Divas Champion was then defeated for the title by AJ at WWE Payback, crushing Kaitlyn’s spirit and further adding to her mounting emotional trauma. A personal rivalry followed as AJ mocked Kaitlyn’s physical appearance in an effort to mentally break her down. Although shaken, Kaitlyn looked primed going into her Divas Title opportunity against her former friend at Money in the Bank, but a vulnerable elbow ultimately led to her demise.
At Survivor Series Kaitlyn participated in a seven-on-seven traditional tag team elimination match as her team took on the cast of Total Divas. Kaitlyn managed two eliminations before she was eliminated, with her team ultimately losing the match.
On Jan. 8, 2014, Kaitlyn lost to friend-turned-foe-turned-friend, AJ Lee, and then decided to leave WWE.
Mae Young Classic 2018 biography Edit
For former WWE Divas Champion Kaitlyn, the 2018 Mae Young Classic isn’t just an opportunity to compete against the best female competitors in the world — it’s a homecoming. Once a staple of what is now known as the WWE Women’s division, Kaitlyn left WWE in 2014 after a dazzling ring career to launch her own women’s fitness apparel company.
While away from the ring, Kaitlyn showed her entrepreneurial goods, building Celestial Bodiez from the ground up. Forced to watch the WWE Women’s Evolution take shape from afar, however, Kaitlyn found that the allure of sports-entertainment never left her. She began training for her in-ring comeback last year and now stands ready to re-enter a WWE ring for the first time in four years. Kaitlyn returns to action stronger, smarter and more determined than ever. The only thing missing in her comeback story is the final touch: Winning the 2018 Mae Young Classic trophy.
Other media Edit
Bonin occasionally works for Hardbodynews.com, contributing with interviews, photo ops and blogs. Bonin appeared on the cover of the April 2016 edition of Iron Manmagazine.
In October 2013, Bonin made her video game debut in WWE 2K14 as a playable character.
Business ventures Edit
On June 25, 2014, Bonin launched a fitness clothing company named Celestial Bodiez. She is also a spokesperson for Blackstone Labs and Prime Nutrition, which her former husband owns.
In June 2015, Bonin and her then-husband opened a smoothie bar inside the Busy Body Fitness Center in Boca Raton, Florida.
Personal life Edit
Bonin married bodybuilder PJ Braun on June 20, 2014. On February 27, 2017, she announced that she was splitting from her husband. The divorce was finalized on September 26, 2017. Her wrestling idol is Goldberg. She is of Mexican descent through her mother, who hails from Mexico. She is also of French descent.
Championships and accomplishments Edit
- National Physique Committee
- John Sherman Classic Bodybuilding Figure and Fitness Championship
- Arnold Classic NPC Figure Class D Competition (Fifth place)
Professional wrestling Edit
- Pro Wrestling Illustrated
- Ranked No. 5 of the top 50 female wrestlers in the PWI Female 50 in 2013
- Wrestling Observer Newsletter
- Worst Worked Match of the Year (2010) vs. Maxine on NXT on October 19
- Worst Worked Match of the Year (2013) 14-woman elimination tag team match at Survivor Series on November 24
- WWE Divas Championship (1 time)
- NXT winner (season 3)