Stephanie Nicole Garcia-Colace is an American reality television personality, entrepreneur and retired professional wrestler signed to WWE under the ring name Nikki Bella.
Stephanie Nicole Garcia-Colace was born on November 21st of 1983 in San Diego, California. Older than her twin sister by 16 minutes, Nikki was raised on a farm in a suburb just outside of Scottsdale, Arizona. Both she and her twin became avid soccer players from a young age, and Nikki was initially dead-set on a future as a soccer pro until she suffered a career-ending leg injury.
After graduating from high school, Stephanie returned to San Diego to attend Grossmont College. However, she only lasted about a year before she relocated to Los Angeles, hoping to find work in the entertainment industry. In the early days, she worked as a waitress while trying to secure an agent. Once she found representation, Bella found it relatively easy to find modeling, acting, and promotional work. One of her first major TV appearances was in the reality show "Meet My Folks." She then participated in a Budweiser commercial during the World Cup, holding the famed soccer trophy aloft with her twin sister.
By 2006, she and her twin sister were participating in the 2006 "International Body Doubles" twins search. The Bella twins also participated in the 2006 WWE Diva Search. Both ventures ended in disappointment for the twins.
The twins only had to wait for one more year before they were signed to the WWE in 2007. Quickly given the name "The Bella Twins," Nikki and Brie made their debut in Florida Championship Wrestling. During this period, Nikki also competed in bikini contests. Brie debuted in "Smackdown" in 2008 before Nikki was officially introduced. By this point, the twins had become famous for competing in tag team matches.
From 2011 to 2012, Nikki became Divas Champion for the first time. This was the start of a long reign for Nikki, although the pair left the WWE briefly before returning in 2013. After becoming the longest-reigning Divas Champion, Nikki retired in 2019. In 2020, the twins were inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.
Outside of wrestling, the twins have appeared in a number of film and TV productions. In 2012, they made a guest appearance in MTV's "Ridiculousness." Another series of note include "Psych" and the reality show "Total Divas." In terms of film, they appeared in the 2014 movie "Confessions of a Womanizer" and voiced characters in the animated film "The Flintstones & WWE: Stone Age SmackDown." They have also appeared at the Miss USA 2013 pageant, the MTV Europe Music Awards, and the Teen Choice Awards.
In 2016, the duo started a YouTube channel together. In 2017, Nikki competed in "Dancing with the Stars." The twins also launched their own podcast in 2019, and have appeared in a number of WWE video games.
Nikki Bella is an American wrestler who has a net worth of $8 million. Bella is best known for being a retired professional wrestler who spent many years with the WWE.