WWE Superstar and former multiple-time RAW Women's Champion Charlotte Flair recently spoke with RTE for an interview. Below are some of the highlights.
On issues with her body image: "Negative comments in terms of body image are the hardest thing the women probably struggle with. But I think the best thing that we can do as WWE superstars is taking that negativity and using it in a positive way, because there are so many young kids on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to not send the message of hate on to. [We need to] ignore if someone is saying something bad, and not add fuel to the fire."
On dealing with negativity and know one knowing the 'real her': "No one ever has a chance to get to know the real me because I do play a bad guy, and sometimes it's hard to soak in the comments or the negativity because that's the response you want to illicit. I am a normal person, but that's part of the job. I'm playing a character and that's my role."
On what she wants to represent as a successful woman in the longtime male-dominated WWE: "This wasn't a journey I thought I'd ever take. To know how far I've come as a person and an entertainer and a businesswoman, I just hope I represent independence and intelligence and athleticism - everything that a woman should want to be. That is a message I hope to send and that I know all the other women hope to send: that no matter what your job is or what you want to achieve in life, anything you set your mind to, you can do."
Check out the complete Charlotte Flair interview at RTE.ie.