5 things you did not know about Trish Stratus
Patricia Stratigeas aka Trish Stratus is a true pioneer in the WWE. While her initial years raised the bar in the level of fitness models hired by the WWE, she gradually moved away from the shadows cast by the likes of Sable and Sunny to become a respected in-ring veteran.
Her progression from a vamp into a serious wrestler paved the way for a generation of female wrestlers to focus on the technical side of wrestling rather than the glamour quotient.
Now the owner of a successful yoga studio and a former host of shows like 'Stratusphere', Trish is married to her high school sweetheart Ron Fisico and they have two children.
If you weren't aware of the facts mentioned in the previous sentence, get ready to read about five more things that you did not know about Trish Stratus.
#1 Trish wanted to be a doctor while growing up
Unlike many of her peers, Patricia never had wrestling ambitions while growing up. Raised in Ontario, Canada, Trish joined York University to study biology and kinesiology with hopes of becoming a doctor.
But 1997 saw a winter strike by the faculty and Stratigeas had to look for work to support herself. She became a receptionist at a local gym where she was approached by the publisher of MuscleMag International magazine to do a test shoot.
She impressed and was signed to a two-year contract. After appearing on the May 1998 cover of the magazine, she gained a reputation and graced numerous other magazine covers too.
It was her modelling work that caught the eye of the World Wrestling Federation and she was signed to a multi-year deal in 1999.