In our society when a woman announces that she is pregnant other people tend to feel entitled to share their opinions, negative or positive, about every aspect of the expecting mom’s life. Specifically, our society expects that the mom-to-be will immediately adopt a conservative approach to both her appearance and her vocation, should she even choose to work at all. From the pictures below, it is easy to see why expectant mom Maryse Ouellet Mizanin, a former model and WWE Diva, may want to keep some aspects of her past careers secret from her future child. She has produced quite a number of racy and seductive pictures over the years!
And given the immense pressure that new mom’s face to be absolutely perfect at all times, we would not be surprised if she wishes that she could erase some of these scandalous shots forever. And let’s be clear, we’re not judging! Moms are people too! They have every right to dress however they want, whenever they want. Bringing a child into the world does not mandate a sudden shift to conservatism. But still, perhaps there are a few things even this mom wishes she could take back. Here are 15 pictures of WWE Diva Maryse Ouellet Mizanin that she might not want you to see now that she’s expecting!
16 Cove-side Treasure
Maryse Ouellet Mizanin was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada in 1983. She is a proud French-Canadian businesswoman, actress, model, professional wrestler, and professional wrestling agent. Not afraid to add yet another title to her list, Maryse also obtained her real estate license in 2013. Though Maryse has experienced many ups and downs professionally, her commitment to maintaining a near perfect body remains a constant.
As will quickly become apparent as we move through this list, Maryse loves wearing a bikini. In fact, it is possible that is all she ever does. With that body, who could blame her? In this particular picture we see Maryse leaning casually against a gorgeous cliffside, probably on an even more gorgeous beach somewhere. She is wearing a spectacular floral bikini that shows off both her ample cleavage and all the hard work she puts into her figure.
15 Exotic Beauty
Maryse adheres to a surprisingly normal fitness routine that would be easy for anyone to replicate. Reportedly, Maryse is a huge fan of chocolate cake, cheese, and bread – all the things we aren’t supposed to eat! She makes sure to indulge on occasion, revealing in an interview that she eats, “[c]hocolate cake twice a week, definitely, then high protein, low carbs and low fats.” Any diet that allows cake twice a week sounds great to us!
Maryse is also a proponent of High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) workouts. Anyone who does a lot of cardio knows that it’s only going to get you so far when it comes to achieving your fitness goals. Instead of spending hours running, Maryse recommends picking up a set of weights, explaining that women don’t need to be worried about gaining bulk, “[w]omen are sometimes afraid they'll get bulky and big, but that's not true…You'll get curves and just be lean, very lean.” This balanced approach certainly seems to be doing the trick!
14 Designer Duds
While this may look like just another standard picture from Miss Maryse, something is definitely different. We’ve already discussed a few of Maryse’s careers, but what you may not know is that Maryse also tried her hand at fashion design in the early 2010s. This small, sparkly, silver number is reportedly one of her own designs. She first announced her intentions to get into both clothing and jewelry design in 2011, under the design label The House of Maryse, after she left the WWE.
Maryse said in an interview at the time, “I love fashion, I love trends. I propose to women swimwear, lingerie, jewelry, handbags and sunglasses, among others. I hope to officially start the project next summer.” House of Maryse officially launched on November 14, 2012. Aside from that however, not much information remains about this risky endeavor, which we think is a shame! Postings to the brand’s Facebook page ended in 2013, and it never seemed to gain much traction on Twitter.
13 Rock Solid Reputation
WWE Diva Search ran regularly from 2003 to 2007. WWE Diva Search was a talent competition that the WWE used to find their Divas. Maryse tried out for the 2006 season and made it to the top eight, before being eliminated in the second round of cuts. Despite her loss, Maryse signed her first contract with the WWE in mid-2006.
She spent some time training at Ohio Valley Wrestling in Kentucky before moving to the Florida Championship Wrestling facility to continue her development as a professional wrestler. At the end of 2006 Maryse made her debut performing in various WWE vignettes. She began wrestling in dark matches, untelevised matches that take place before the main event, in 2007. Maryse’s career was becoming as rock-solid as her abs are in this stunning photo. Is there any question about how she grabbed the WWE’s attention?
12 Wet And Wild
In yet another example of a stunning bikini shot, Maryse is seen looking seductively over her shoulder. If there’s one thing this lady likes it’s posing outdoors in swimwear. It’s easy to see the natural charisma that would help propel Maryse to the top. Speaking of the top, her wrestling career continued to take off, and in 2008 she became a mainstay of WWE’s Smackdown.
She had begun developing the villainous, evil character that would become her signature over the course of her professional career. Maryse participated in a number of aquatic-based matches and competitions during her time with the WWE including swimsuit contests and one particularly odd “Wet and Wild” competition that involved water balloons. Some fans have suggested that these kinds of events are degrading to women, which may be true. On the other hand, who can deny that this gal looks great in a bikini.
11 Pretty In Pearls
It is not difficult to see what Playboy saw in Maryse. Maryse is pictured here wearing skimpy black, white, and pink lingerie in this shot from one of her Playboy spreads. She is shown reclining with a sultry come-hither look on her face. We are not entirely sure the mom-to-be will be happy when her future child discovers this part of mom’s portfolio!
One of Maryse’s first wrestling feuds was with fellow Diva, Cherry. Maryse’s big introduction can when Deuce ‘n Domino dumped their manager Cherry, replacing her with Maryse. Maryse lost her first match against Cherry, but came back to win the rematch. Both Diva’s participated in group matches against each other, one of which resulted in a broken nose for poor Maryse! Her injury doesn’t seem to have gotten in the way of her career though. We’re not even sure we can tell that her nose was ever broken!
9 Hardcore Hardware
This photograph diverges quite a lot from what we’re used to seeing from Maryse. But we think we like it! The chunky jewelry gives her a harsher, more dangerous look when compared to the pictures we’ve shown you so far. It’s much more in keeping with her WWE persona!
The beginning of 2009 brought the start of Maryse’s transition to the Raw brand. She began commentating on matches and started up yet another rivalry, this time with Melina. Maryse’s first official appearance as part of the Raw brand happened in April of 2009. It sure looks like her career was continuing strong. That is until she lost her Diva Championship title to Mickie James in July of the same year. Despite losing her title, Maryse remained the longest reigning Diva Champion with a total reign of 216 days. That is, until 2014 when her record was surpassed by AJ Lee.
8 Feeling Beachy
Is there anyone more comfortable and at home in a bikini than Maryse? We think not! The blond bombshell is seen here rocking a striped pink number with just the right amount of cleavage while holding a beach ball on her hip. Is it any wonder this girl cultivates rivalries the way the rest of us cultivate friendships?
Maryse’s next big rivalry began when Michelle McCool challenged her to participate in the WWE Divas Championship title competition in 2008. Ultimately, Maryse triumphed over all the other Divas to win her first championship. But at the end of that year things took a turn for the painful when, during a match with The Bella Twins (two of the most famous Divas today,) Maryse dislocated her knee. This knocked her out for a couple of weeks before she returned to the ring in February of 2009.
7 All Chained Up
Here we see Miss Maryse in yet another glorious bikini. Standing against a harsh background made up of large sheets of metal welded together, she has made the bold choice to accessorize her black bikini with chain detailing, with a big old chain! If this doesn’t show strength we don’t know what does. The sassy smirk on her face just completes a look that says, “don’t mess with me!”
After losing her title, Maryse underwent surgery for an actual knee injury, as opposed to an injury that was part of a wrestling storyline. She was back in the ring by late-November 2009. Maryse advanced to the finals in the 2010 WWE Divas Championship, beating out both Brie Bella and Eve Torres. Ultimately, Maryse defeated Gail Kim to win her second Diva Championship title, and in the process she became the first Diva to hold the title two times. We’d expect nothing less from this chain-toting mom-to-be.
6 Ravaging In Red
As we’ve mentioned before, if there’s one thing this mom-to-be loves, it’s posing in a bikini. And if there’s one thing she loves more than posing in a bikini, it’s posing in a bikini while outdoors. This shot showcases Maryse’s defined midsection, the red of her bikini popping against the rustic rocks behind her, and the clear, blue water below. There’s one thing we can confidently say about Maryse: she always looks strong and toned.
Her strong, toned physique didn’t stop her from going on to lose the WWE Divas Championship yet again in the middle of 2010. But her career continued on! Maryse went on to star as Ted DiBiase’s personal assistant as well as his on-screen girlfriend. She would continue to perform in various Raw productions until 2011 when DiBiase issued a scripted ultimatum. Maryse was forced to make the classic choice: her man or her career. Like any strong, independent woman, Maryse chose her career.
5 Black And White Beauty
Maryse started her career as a beauty pageant winner. She competed in, and won, the Miss Hawaiian Tropic Canada competition in 2003. The next year she came in second place at the Miss Hawaiian Tropic International competition. Haven’t heard of this competition? There’s a reason for that! The Miss Hawaiian Tropic competition ceased operations in the United States in 2010, the officially acknowledged successor to the competition is Swimsuit USA.
Following her turn as a beauty pageant winner, Maryse embarked on a professional modeling career. The high point of which came in 2007 when she was on the cover of Playboy’s Girls of Canada calendar in 2007. She has appeared in twelve issues of the famous gentlemen’s magazine, gracing its cover with her presence three times. Her smoldering looks are on display here in this stunning black-and-white style photograph. Keeping it classy!
4 Pool-side Print
Platinum-tressed hottie Maryse is seen in this picture posing oh so casually outside, in a bikini. We’re just a shocked as you! This time the beauty is showing off a neon-pink trimmed, zebra print number which she as accessorized with a classic pair of sunglasses. Once again her amazing physique is on full display.
Unfortunately for any wrestling fans out there, Maryse’s run with the WWE soon came to an end. In late 2011 she underwent yet another surgery, this time to repair a hernia in her abdomen, and was out of commission for two months. After her two months of downtime, she was released from her contract. There appears to have been some controversy about why she was released, about which Maryse commented, “I knew in my heart that I wanted to leave WWE for a long time…I'm a business woman. I need to build and grow and I didn't have any interest in the WWE anymore. I was like, next!”
3 Pretty In Pink
What was next, you ask? Why another bikini picture staged outside, of course! This time Maryse can be seen lounging amongst the foliage at the seaside, wearing an eye-catching bright pink, sparkly bikini. And doesn’t she look spectacular? It is not difficult to imagine how she caught the eye of her husband with a body like that.
Maryse reportedly first met Mike Mizanin, who goes by the stage name “The Miz,” in 2006. The couple dated for several years before getting engaged in 2013. Maryse and Mike married in the Bahamas in 2014, reportedly with many WWE stars in attendance. And they are still going strong today, obviously, as they are currently awaiting the arrival of Baby Mizanin. And it sounds like the two are going to be great parents with Mike revealing, in an interview with Heavy.com, “I really want to be the dad that’s there…I want to be the baseball coach, the basketball coach, the football coach. I want to be there for my kids.”
2 Boxed In
We’ve previously discussed Maryse’s career as a model, her time with the WWE, and her attempt to break into the fashion industry, but there’s one career Maryse has had that not many people know about. In 2013 Maryse obtained her real estate license, after spending a year studying for the real estate exam. That’s right Maryse is a licensed realtor in the state of California! One thing’s for sure, Maryse has made sure to think outside the box when it comes to her professional prospects.
It doesn’t look like Maryse worked as a real estate agent for long, however, as she returned to the WWE in April of 2016. Her storyline this time around involves being The Miz’s manager. She got the job after helping distract his opponent, allowing The Miz to win the WWE Intercontinental Championship for the fifth time. After announcing her pregnancy in September of 2017, Maryse has stopped appearing on TV.
1 Constructed Conflict
Maryse may be known for her rivalries in the ring, but did you know she has also faced some very real, very scary situations? We’re talking about her infamous stalker case. In 2011 Maryse requested that a judge grant her a permanent restraining order against a man who had been stalking her for years. The man, Lee Silber, had sent her countless letters and left numerous voicemails on her private number. The creepiness of these incidents only increased overtime, until Maryse decided it was time to act! Maryse even shared that Silber promised to, “take [her] to heaven with him!”
Critics of the WWE hoped that this very public case would force the WWE to treat their female performers with more dignity. They argued that most of the women were hired solely for their looks, rather than their abilities, and that this only contributed to a culture of exploitation. In their view, treating female performers solely as eye-candy made it more likely incidences such as this would occur. We hope that for Maryse’s sake, and the sake of her growing family, that these frightening experiences remain in the past.