Rochester, New York
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Triple H`s Bodyguard in the WWE in 1997
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Joanie Marie Laurer aka Chyna Doll rose to popularity as a professional wrestler in the North America, Europe and the far east. She has traveled the world taking on the toughest men in pro wrestling, winning titles and earning respect among wrestlers and wrestling fans alike. Currently she is a regular star for VH1 & MTV. She has completed several motion picture projects including, "Frank McKlusky CI", "Alien Fury" and most recently "Illegal Aliens" and "The Cougar Club", just to name a few. But the quest for fame did not stop a wrestling and Hollywood. Joanie is also a chart topping singer and best selling Playboy model. Her work has made her own of the most well known pop culter icons of this era.
Joanie Laurer has been dubbed the Ninth Wonder of the World because she has changed the face of television forever and is a pioneer for women in sports entertainment. Joanie`s success has been measured through her hard work and ability to captivate audiences in every feild of entertainment, wherever she may go.
Joanie Laurer has been called the First Lady of Sports Entertainment. She has broken more barriers than any other individual in wrestling history, but Joanie`s accomplishments have gone far beyond the wrestling ring and far beyond anyone`s expectations.
Before exchanging body slams, modeling for the top magazines and guest starring on hundreds of shows, Joanie Laurer was a shy girl who was born in Rochester, New York. She spent most of her childhood in a home filled with alcoholism and domestic problems.
She found her release through fitness and began doing aerobics before moving on to a near by gym, where Joanie found her true niche in the world of fitness.
As the only female in the gym Joanie always stood out, but developed bonds and friendships with the local gym members that lasted forever.
She broke all gender barriers everywhere she went and continued her love of fitness throughout her college days. Joanie graduated from the University of Tampa with a 3.9 GPA and a double major in Spanish Literature in under two years. She has also studied forgien languages and can speak English, Spanish, German and French.
Joanie is a true humanitarian and has served in the R.O.T.C and in the Peace Corps to help third world countries re-build, and to teach illiterate children to read. Currently she is a strong supporter of the National Animal Rescue charity which helps domesticated animals find good, loving homes.
Throughout her life Joanie always dreamed of being an entertainer. Joanie began her career in the early 90`s as a belly dancer and soon moved on to fitness competitions but at 5`10" the star found her true niche in professional wrestling where she broke all stereotypes by competing with some of the toughest men under the name of "Chyna" in the World Wrestling Federation and became the first female Intercontinental Champion and the only undefeated WWF women`s champion.
Five years after she debuted as a professional wrestler she took Japan by storm and single handedly brought a culture (where women were considered mere second class citizens) into the 21st century by competing against the top men.
Her strong will to the best and "survival of the fittest" attitude made her one of the top wrestlers in history.
She has served as a role model to millions of men and women by proving anything is possible through hard work and determination. In her best selling autobiography, If They Only Knew she discussed what it took to make it to the top and showed the world what she had overcome in her life to make her one of the most well known pop culture icons in the world.
She showed women can combine strength and beauty in two top selling issues of Playboy which proved to the world that women can be beautiful without having the stereotypical, "tradition", Twiggy look. She also appeared in the first ever Playboy documentary which did personal in depth interviews with Joanie, her former manager Rich Minzer, her friend Joe Gold and Hugh Hefner himself.
Shortly after her first appearance in Playboy she released her own fitness video More Than Meets The Eye which has won awards from fitness and lifestyle magazines. The video is still loved among Joanie fans and fitness fans alike.
Unlike most ex-wrestlers, Joanie has had success on her own two feet. She has been on nearly every talk show and has been featured on hundreds of magazine covers from Playboy to TV Guide to People magazine.
She has been featured on Reggie Benjamin`s CD 2X-Centrix, performing drums and back up vocals. She was on the top of the "dance music" billboard charts for 5 weeks with the CD single Ride. She also sang with her own rock band, The Chynna Dolls for a short time.
She is the current star of a new comedy film Illegal Aliens which will be released to DVD on May 1 and be in selected theaters this April. She has also ho
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University of Tampa
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Joanie Marie Laurer
Debra (Former WWE Diva)
Chyna (born Joan Marie Laurer; December 27, 1970) is an American former professional wrestler, actress, bodybuilder, and pornographic film actress.
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