It is time for episode 4 of Beauty and the Beard and this week we veer away from the musicians and actors we have visited before to something completely different! Meet professional female wrestler Nadia Sapphire.
We spoke to Nadia about what is undoubtedly an interesting choice of profession, what got her started with wrestling and what she looks for in a man…
So wrestling is far from the stereotypical choice for a career! When was it that you knew you would make a great wrestler?
I was about 10 years old when I decided I wanted to become a wrestler. I was just so in love with the characters.
So it has been something you have done from a young age, when did you know you were going to take it professional?
It’s something I’d always wanted and dreamed of so I knew in my heart that’s what I wanted at that time.
Were you inspired by any other female wrestlers like Chyna, Lita or Trish Sratus? Did you watch WWF or any other wrestling when you were growing up?
Yes Trish stratus and Lita were massive inspirations for me, they were the main ones.
To be a wrestler you have to be in peak physical condition, how often do you train a week? What does a typical training session look like?
Well right now I’m slacking. But ideally I’d be wrestling training once a week and in the gym 4-5 times a week.
Tell us about your signature moves, stinkface and the chronicles of Nadia? Were either of these moves inspired?
Well the stink face was inspired by Rikishi, he used to do it in WWF and when I was younger I had a more fuller figure I thought i’ll do that too! I also do a German suplex pin, a rampage and Labell lock/cross face.
We’ll take your word for it on that one! Do you find that as a strong female wrestler it had an impact on men you have dated?
Whenever I tell a guy I wrestle he will always say “I’d wrestle you” or “is it mud wrestling” or “well it’s fake” I feel like some guys have just made a joke out of it as it makes them feel less masculine knowing a woman is kicking ass and following her dreams. But then I’ve met other guys who think it’s pretty cool and are proud of it.
Do you have a type of man you go for? If so what sort of man is your type?
Looks wise I like a guy to be very handsome in the face, good skin, clean finger nails is a massive thing for me, if a guy had dirty finger nails it would be a deal breaker. I like a thick or muscular physique I don’t like a guy having a smaller frame than me as it makes me feel fat if I’m bigger. And good hygiene is also a must.
What do you think of the black pepper and sandalwood scent we use in the BG range? Would you be attracted to the scent on a man?
I have lots of black pepper and sandalwood candles they are amazing. Plus black pepper shower gel from Molton Brown is my favourite. It’s safe to say I am a big fan of the scent you guys use.
Finally, what is on the horizon for Nadia Sapphire in 2019? Any big plans you want to share..
Well right now I’m trying to find myself and find a good work and social balance. I’m also planning on going travelling this summer. So it is all still to come!