2004 News

Live Television Network Special To Determine Final 10 In The Worldwide Search For The Next WWE Diva
July 12, 2004
STAMFORD, Conn., July 12, 2004 – Who will be the next glamorous face of World Wrestling Entertainment®? Out of the thousands of women around the world who tried, only 28 have what it takes to compete for $250,000 and the title of the newest WWE DIVA. The final 10 contestants will be selected during the “Live $250,000 Raw Diva Search Casting Special” on Spike TV, July 15 at 10 p.m. (ET). Superstar judges for the event are Triple H and Randy Orton along with Chris Jericho and Edge.

This group of 28 includes Playboy playmates, a former Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader, an “Outback Jack” star, and a set of twins who were called “two of the most dynamic, positive personalities they have ever worked with” by the creators of the Man Show. Despite their various ages and backgrounds, they all have one thing in common; it is their dream to be a WWE Diva.

WWE fans around the country will be able to tune in to see this intense elimination take place at the Beacon Theatre in New York City. Once the field is narrowed to the final 10, the decision making process goes straight into the hands of the millions of WWE fans!

Starting on July 19, the 10 finalists will appear on RAW and perform a special assignment. WWE fans will vote to eliminate one contestant each week until only one is left. On September 13, there will be three remaining finalists. One is eliminated in the first hour of the show, and then winner is declared in the second hour. The new RAW Diva receives a one-year WWE contract and $250,000.

Open casting calls were held in Los Angeles, NYC, and Chicago in June and July to narrow the field down from thousands to 28 women. The following the 28 finalists where chosen from each of the locations:

Los Angeles

CompetitorCurrent ResidenceHome Town
Joy GiovanniRiverside, CABoston, MA
Mary CastroDowney, CALaVerne, CT
Nina HardinBrentwood, CACarson, CA
Candice Michelle BeckmanSanta Monica, CAMilwaukee, WI
Julia CostelloManhattan Beach, CALiberty, KY
Bobbie Sue LutherMarina Del Rey, CASilver Spring, MD
Camille AndersonLos Angeles, CADallas, TX
Amy WeberSherman Oaks, CAMapleton, IL
Chandra "Shawnie" CostelloManhattan Beach, CALiberty, KY
Karen McDougalLos Angeles, CAMichigan
Kimberly CozzensSan Jose, CASan Jose, CA
Erin "Kelly" BritzMarina Del Rey, CAKansas City, KS
Kimmy BrownStudio City, CASeattle, WA
Tammy VallejosLos Angeles, CAAlbuquerque, NM
Christy HemmeSanta Monica, CATemecala, CA
Gabrielle TuiteLos Angeles, CANY and LA

CompetitorCurrent ResidenceHome Town
Christina HernandezRutherford, NJOdessa, TX
Michelle McCool AlexanderPalatka, FLPalatka, FL
Taryn J. ReedTampa, FLCharlotte, NC
Jennifer R. LopezAstoria Queens, NYLodi, NJ

CompetitorCurrent ResidenceHome Town
Yesenia "Jessie" CamachoOakland Park, FLTX
Tracie WrightMiami Beach, FLAtlanta, GA
Carmella DeCesareWest Lake, OHAvon Lake, OH
Maria KanellisOttawa, ILOttawa, IL
CeCe WagnerChicago, ILChicago, IL
Jaynie Mae BakerNew York, NY
Alison WederPlainfield, ILMinooka, IL
Nicole BradhurstColumbia, MOKansas City, MO

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