Mandy Rose Biography
Mandy Rose (Amanda Rose Saccomanno) is an American professional wrestler, television personality, and former fitness and figure competitor who is signed to WWE where she performs on the SmackDown brand.
Mandy, in 2015, on the WWE competition WWE Tough Enough, she placed second. Later that year she signed a contract with WWE and joined the reality television show, Total Divas.
Mandy earned her bachelor’s degree at Iona College, majoring in speech pathology. In 2013, she entered her first fitness competition and took first place in the World Bodybuilding Fitness & Fashion Boston Show. In 2014, Mandy was crowned the 2014 World Beauty Fitness & Fashion Bikini Champion.
Mandy Rose Age
Mandy is 27 years old as of 2018. She was born on July 18, 1991.
Mandy Rose Husband
Mandy is not yet married. She is, however, engaged to her longtime boyfriend, Michael Lubic.Mandy Rose Photo
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Mandy Rose Tough Enough
In the sixth season of the WWE competition WWE Tough Enough, which began airing in June 2015, Mandy was a contestant. Mandy was at risk of elimination on the July 28 episode, but was saved by judge The Miz and during the season finale, she adopted the ring name, Mandy Rose. She lost a match against Alicia Fox and she placed second overall after winners Sara Lee and Josh Bredl.
After the season finale, it was revealed that Mandy had signed a five-year contract with the company. She made her in-ring debut for WWE’s developmental territory, NXT, on January 30, 2016, during a six-woman tag team match at a live event in Venice, Florida.
Mandy later debuted in a six-woman tag team match along with Daria Berenato and Alexa Bliss, on the August 17 episode of NXT, where they were defeated by Carmella, Liv Morgan, and Nikki Glencross. On the September 28 episode of NXT, she lost her first televised singles match to Ember Moon.
Mandy Rose Sonya Deville
Rose joined Sonya Deville and Paige on the November 20, 2017, episode of Raw, as they attacked Sasha Banks, Bayley, Mickie James, and Alexa Bliss. A week later the three of them revealed that their trio’s name was Absolution. On December 9, Mandy had her first televised match on the main roster at Tribute to the Troops where Absolution defeated Bayley, Mickie James, and Sasha Banks.
Mandy entered the first Women’s Royal Rumble match at number 4 on January 28, 2018 at the Royal Rumble and she was the first woman eliminated from the match by Lita. On Raw, she replaced the injured Alicia Fox in the Mixed Match Challenge where she was paired with Goldust and the duo lost in the first round to Jimmy Uso and Naomi.
In February 2018, she took part in the first-ever women’s Elimination Chamber match where she was defeated by Alexa Bliss. Later in April, Paige Paige retired from the ring due to neck injuries and became the SmackDown general manager. During her first Wrestlemania appearance, at WrestleMania 34, Mandy participated in the WrestleMania Women’s Battle Royal, which would be won by Naomi.
Mandy and Sonya Deville were drafted to SmackDown during the 2018 Superstar Shake-up but Paige declared that they would not receive special treatment and that Absolution is over. Mandy and Deville continued their alliance throughout the summer and they remained a tag team and competed in various singles and tag team matches. Towards the end of 2018, Mandy started a feud with Naomi after Mandy started showing her affection to Naomi’s husband to make them divorce.
Mandy Rose And Corey Graves
Corey Graves is a heel announcer on RAW and SmackDown Live. Corey has been a long time fan of Mandy’s appearance and often calls her “Art” because of her looks. He in January 2019, sent an interesting tweet to Mandy saying, “Hey @WWE_MandyRose …just in case you forgot, my DM’s are open….and I’m pretty sure you have my number.#SDLive”
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Mandy Rose Interview
WWE.COM: You made your NXT TV debut in August, and it seems you’ve wasted no time expressing how highly you think of yourself. What sets you apart from the other women in NXT?
ROSE: Clearly, NXT has been blessed with amazing, one-of-a-kind athletes. Our talent have great figures, they’re charismatic and beautiful in their own way. However, I am the total package. I have the body, the face, the athleticism, the strength, the personality and the star quality. I have it all. No one in NXT looks and performs the way that I do. And, to top it off, I’m just getting started!
WWE.COM: With that said, how do you respond to people who feel you’re too obsessed with your aesthetics?
ROSE: I don’t respond to those people. People who say I’m too obsessed with my aesthetics are either jealous or need glasses. Take a look at me and tell me you’re not obsessed. My accolades, accomplishments and credentials speak for themselves.
WWE.COM: Let’s talk about some of those accomplishments. Many fans will remember your initial WWE debut last year on the reality show WWE Tough Enough, followed by joining the cast of Total Divas. What have those experiences been like for you?
ROSE: I’ve been blessed with these opportunities and will cherish them for the rest of my life. Clearly, WWE knows talent when they see it. Two reality shows in one year set me up for the rest of my career in WWE. In just a short time, I was exposed to in-ring training, working with WWE Hall of Famers and forming relationships that will carry me throughout my career here. It sounds simple, but at the end of the day, everyone grows up wanting to be on TV. Well, I have been, and I am extremely grateful to have that experience.
WWE.COM: What was it like for you to go from reality television to a full-fledged NXT Superstar?
ROSE: Reality TV has its perks and has given me a ton of exposure, not only in WWE, but also in mainstream media. However, training and performing in NXT has captured my heart and soul. I know that, someday, I’ll look back and cherish every moment I spent with NXT. The camaraderie amongst the athletes and training staff is invaluable. Performing for live audiences and seeing the fans’ faces is a thrill like no other. In short, I’m hooked, and I’m not stopping until I become the greatest female Superstar the NXT Universe has ever seen.
WWE.COM: For those unfamiliar, tell us a little about your background.
ROSE: I was raised in an Italian-American family in the suburbs of Westchester County, just a little north of New York City. I’m the youngest of four kids, with three crazy older brothers.
Don’t let this hair and face fool you – my brothers helped mold me into the feisty, tough woman I am today. I don’t stoop down to anyone. I was raised playing football and being the punching bag for my brothers. I guess you could say that is the root of my aggression and athleticism. I played basketball, softball and lacrosse, also did gymnastics and danced for years. I graduated from Iona College with a bachelor’s degree in Speech Language Pathology.
WWE.COM: Tell us about your fitness modeling career.
ROSE: Straight from college, I entered my first amateur fitness competition with the WBFF [World Beauty Fitness & Fashion]. I placed first, not really knowing what I was doing, to be honest, but got hooked. One year later, I entered the world championship show and took first place, against hundreds of women from several different countries. Thousands of women compete their entire lives to win that show. It only took me one year.
From there, sponsorship opportunities started coming in and my social media started taking off, as well as photo shoots and magazine covers. It was a great experience, but I felt I needed to be challenged and wanted more. What people don’t know is that I had already begun the process of training for WWE before Tough Enough was even an option. [Still,] at the end of the day, I am a model, I have been on the cover of many magazines, and I was crowned the most beautiful woman in the world. That’s not an opinion, it’s a fact. I have the crown to prove it.
WWE.COM: How has your training routine changed from those days to now?
ROSE: When you train for fitness competitions or photo shoots, you’re training purely for aesthetics. It’s about symmetry, proportion and the overall look of the body. Now, it’s a balance for me; I need to perform like an athlete while still looking like a model, and it’s not an easy task.
I still lift five days a week and do some cardio, but I have the addition of in-ring training and conditioning at the WWE Performance Center. I love training in the gym, and I’ve only gotten stronger since I started training with our amazing Strength & Conditioning Coach, Sean Hayes. Recently, I’ve hit many new personal records. I can back-squat around 300 pounds, which is two and a half times my body weight, so don’t underestimate this blonde bombshell!
WWE.COM: What can the NXT Universe expect from Mandy Rose in the future?
ROSE: The best. Nothing but the best. I’ve been blessed with everything I need to turn the NXT Women’s division upside down. I’m going straight to the top. The NXT Universe is blessed to have The Golden Goddess of WWE, Mandy Rose.