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Danielle Moinet was born in Manhasset, New York on November 28, 1983 to parents from England and France, but was raised in Raleigh, North Carolina, and she’s no stranger to success. She graduated from East Carolina University with a business marketing degree, and played for the Chicago Bliss LFL team, in which she became one of the best players in the league, but she is best known to the world as WWE Diva, Summer Rae! Danielle signed to WWE in 2011, where she debuted as Summer Rae ... Read More
Who is Summer Rae?
Danielle Moinet has had an interesting resume! From working in plumbing and being forklift certified, to competing in the Lingerie Football League, and now she’s best known as WWE Diva, Summer Rae. She signed to WWE in 2011, and quickly made a name for herself in the company as the FCW general manager, First Lady of NXT, Fandango’s dance partner, an in-ring competitor, one of the stars of Total Divas for two seasons, the first WWE Diva to be cast in a WWE Studios film, the co-host of After Total Divas, Rusev’s girlfriend for the summer of 2015, and ended 2015 as the selfie taking girlfriend of Tyler Breeze! Currently Summer is back to wrestling, as all her SunRaes wait for her time to shine!
Where to Watch!
RAW - Monday nights on USA Network
SmackDown - Thursday nights on USA Network
The Marine 4: Moving Target, starring The Miz and Summer Rae, is available now on Blu-Ray, DVD, and digital HD!
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Galore Magazine recent chatted with Summer about playing in the LFL, her WWE career, how she stays in shape, some of her favorite beauty products, and much more! Check out the interview down below!
If you’ve never watched WWE, or you’ve only watched men wrestle, you may have preconceived notions about the women who compete in WWE. But unlike the dudes with scary bulging muscles and creepy names like “The Undertaker,” WWE ladies are hot af, and could just as easily fit in a Pussycat Dolls music video as they could in the ring.
On top of their jealousy-inducing bods, some of them are actually super down to earth, case in point: Danielle Moinet. When Danielle is wrestling as her alter-ego Summer Rae, she’s a boss bitch kicking ass. But the real Danielle Moinet went to college, got a job that she ended up hating, moved to a new city on a whim, and worked really hard to get to where she is now.
We talked to Danielle about how she went from working at a plumbing supplies company to being in the WWE, her favorite makeup products for traveling, and how she got her WWE name.
You played lingerie football and now you’re a wrestler for the WWE. Have you always been athletic?
I’m not athletic, I train myself to be athletic. I’m actually pretty clumsy and have little balance! Staying late after football practice or coming early to the ring with wrestling helped me train to become the athlete I wanted to be. How did you get the opportunity to play professional football? How about pro wrestling?
I heard about tryouts for the LFL shortly after I moved to Chicago. I met a great group of girls being on the team and really enjoyed doing all of the PR for the team locally and nationally. I loved the WWE growing up and I reconnected with the product as a fan in my adult life. I was working Wizard World [Comic Con] in Chicago and heard some WWE talent were there. On my lunch break I rushed over and asked a million questions including how to get a tryout. I played football for another year, then once my season was done I drove four hours to a show to submit everything. A month later I had my tryout and it was by far the hardest thing I have ever done, but that didn’t matter as my drive and determination was greater. You said you were working a desk job before either of the aforementioned careers, what were you doing and when did you realize that you weren’t going to settle?
After graduating from East Carolina University I worked for a wholesale plumbing company called Ferguson Enterprises. That’s right everyone, I can solder copper pipe and fixed your leaky toilet. It’s a great company, but I knew that sitting in front of a computer screen for 50 plus hours a week wasn’t for me. I didn’t know what exactly I wanted to do, but I knew no one was going to live my life for me. So I quit my job, moved to a big city where I had never been, and started my adventure. When you’re not training, how else do you stay in shape?
Our schedules are insane but I have to remember that my body is my brand. So being the best version of myself is very important. I lift weights 3-4 days a week and try to do cardio 1-2 times a week. Recently I have started boxing in NYC with trainer Eric Rakofsky and I’ve become addicted to it. You get both cardio and muscle toning at the same time. He pushes me daily and it’s a great workout especially for women that want a long lean look. If your in NYC, look him up. Can you give us an example of what you normally eat in a day?
I try to eat five times a day. I eat differently on the days I train vs. those I don’t. My breakfast includes three egg whites and one whole egg with oatmeal. Then I have a snack before my lunch which consists of lean meat, veggies, and a good carb. Then I have another high protein snack in the afternoon followed by dinner which is fish or chicken, veggies, and a whole grain carbohydrate. Drinking plenty of water is so important and something I can work on as well! What’s something most people don’t understand about professional wrestling?
A big misconception of the sport in general is that it’s fake. I love when people say that to me. I usually laugh, smile, & respond by saying, “a slap is a slap. And if I am going to slap you I’m going to do it as hard as I can, but safely. I have been trained in how to do it without breaking your jaw.” WWE has an amazing school called NXT that has some of the best teachers from all around the world. We learn how to execute everything in a safe manor while still making it look good, but falling on the ground is falling on the ground. Your Twitter bio reads: “The sticks & the stones that you used to throw have built me an empire.” Can you tell us more about the meaning behind that?
That’s a quote from one of my favorite songs ‘Throne’ by Bring me the Horizon. Everyone has scars, but the thing that sets people apart is how you use them. Do you let them define you or do you use them to fuel your journey to reach your goals? There will always be people who don’t believe in you & say you can’t do it. I don’t do things to prove people wrong but it’s kinda cool to look back at them after you’ve accomplished what they said you wouldn’t. Did you choose the name Summer Rae or was it given to you? If chosen, why?
The original name that the company gave me was Kylie Summers and the late great Dusty Rhodes absolutely hated that name when I told him. He told WWE higher ups it must be changed. I really liked the idea of dropping the S in Summers and going with Summer, but I didn’t know if WWE would go with it. We got the approval and moved to last names that started with the letter R since Summer ends with R. Dusty said it “rolls off the tongue better when they announce it.” Summer Rae was then born! You have your own action figures and you’re a featured character in WWE video games, what’s the strangest part about all that?
Having an action figure and being in a video game is the craziest thing ever. I was obsessed with my ninja turtles and barbies growing up, so having a Mattel doll blows my mind every time I see it on the shelves. When people send me pictures of them playing as me in the WWE games it makes me laugh to myself because it’s so surreal. I don’t think I’ll ever get used to either. You’ve cited Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid as girls who know how to go full glam, but also know when to rock a more natural look. Do you even feel that makeup can be addicting?
I think anything has the potential to be addicting, sure. Playing with makeup and getting my glam on is awesome. Who doesn’t love getting pampered? But I also think it’s important for people to see their own natural beauty. Every person is different & unique in their own look & owning that is so important. There’s so many different shades of beauty – no makeup or full glam. What are your top five must have beauty products when you’re on the road?
1. Quick Tan by Body Drench
2. Dr Dennis Gross Clarifying Sulfur Mask
3. SkinMedica TNS Eye Repair Creme
5. WET hairbrush What’s your favorite brand of lashes? Do you ever worry about your makeup getting ruined in the ring?
My favorite brand of lashes is Ardell Wispies. The last thing in the world I worry about in the ring is my make up getting ruined. I’m trying to remember the other 40 things happening in my head I front of 7,000+ people! So many women are afraid that lifting will make them “too big” or intimidating to men, but you show that lifting gives you a great body. What advice do you have for girls who are stuck in this mindset?
A big misconception is that lifting makes you big or bulky. It all depends on how your workouts are structured. You can lift for strength, you can lift to tone. Talking to a skilled trainer about your workout goals is important. Everyone’s body is different! Strong is sexy and if it’s intimidating a man you are with then you need to get a new man with a whole lot more confidence!
Danielle graced the cover of this month’s Nation-Alist magazine, and also had a great spread and interview, and a gorgeous new shoot, which you can view now in our gallery! Head over to nationalistmagazine.com to read the August issue online or to buy a print copy!
On this week’s edition of Superstars, Summer competed in her first match as a RAW Superstar, taking on Alicia Fox one on one. Summer and Foxy went back and fourth during a great match, but it was over after Summer snuck a cover on Alicia, using the bottom rope for leverage!
Danielle attended the Thomas Sabo Jewelry rooftop party in New York City last night. She kept it casual in a white top, black choker, high wasted black skinny jeans, and black boots, as she celebrated Thomas Sabo’s new line with Georgia May Jagger!
All month long, WWE.com is releasing special swimsuit photo galleries of some of the gorgeous women of WWE, and this week was Summer Rae’s turn! Head to our gallery to view the 40 gorgeous shots from Summer’s bikini bonanza, and watch the behind the scenes of the shoot below!
Last night on the first episode of SmackDown Live, WWE held their first draft since 2011. Summer Rae was officially drafted to Monday Night RAW, and joins the female Superstar roster, alongside the Women’s Champion, Charlotte, Sasha Banks, Dana Brooke, Paige, Nia Jax, and Alicia Fox! It’s Summer time all year long on RAW!
Last week on Superstars, Summer Rae went one on one against Becky Lynch. Thanks to a distraction from Natalya, who was on commentary, Summer gained a big advantage during the match, but Becky still came out on top.
Last night in Los Angeles, Danielle attended the 2016 ESPY Awards, where she stunned in an all black Bao Tranchi gown! After spending the day taking over Glamour Magazine’s Snapchat, she made many best dressed lists, including being named one of ESPN’s Best Dressed Female Athletes, and was featured in a Women’s Wear Daily article, where she discussed her WWE colleague, John Cena, hosting the show, and her gorgeous dress!
Tonight on a special 4th of July edition of RAW, the show opened with some of the Superstars having a little cookout, that in typical WWE fashion, turned to mayhem!
Later in the night, Summer Rae and Becky Lynch had a rematch of sorts (if you remember, their match last week never even started). As usual, Summer put on a great fight against the Lass Kicker, and even though Becky took a hard and painful fall, she came out on top, forcing Summer to submit to her signature submission hold.
Danielle recently sat down with GoodCelebrity.com to chat about her WWE career, and her sister’s non-profit organzigon, the Dean Thomas Moinet Foundation, which you can learn more about at their official website, DTMFoundation.org, by clicking here!