'I'm never going to get respect because I'm pretty' – WWE star Carmella says she is being held back because of her looks

WWE star Carmella believes she'll never get 'respect' in the industry because of her looks.

The 34-year-old has been on the main roster for over five years, and recently transferred to Raw.

She feels she has to work twice as hard as some others, however, because she's 'pretty'.

Mandy Rose recently made similar comments about getting respected for her achievements in the ring.

And during an appearance on the After the Bell podcast, Carmella agreed with her.

She said: "Good luck, because when you’re pretty, that doesn’t happen.

"That fires me up, it really does. I get so upset when I hear something like that, Because (Mandy) is pretty, and she’s a babe, and she has a great body then she can’t be good in the ring. She just can’t.

“When I got signed in NXT, I remember Bill Demott said, ‘You’re going to have to work twice as hard as everyone else because you’re pretty’.


"I remember being like, ‘What?. That’s crazy’. You see all these girls from the past that were gorgeous and these models and all of that, so I was like, that’s crazy to hear from a coach. ‘You’re going to have to work twice as hard because people aren’t going to respect you because of how you look’.

"And it just blew my mind, and I remembered thinking, ‘Okay, noted and challenge accepted’.

“That’s what I did. I was the last draft pick when I came to SmackDown and I busted my butt and made history left and right.

"I’ve done amazing things in this business and I’m not sorry for them, I’m not apologising for that and I’m proud of myself for that.

Because I look how I do, I’m not going to get the respect that I deserve

"No matter what, I’m never going to get the respect that I deserve because of how I look and that’s just how it is.

“If I didn’t look like this and I had the same matches and same career, people would be like ‘Carmella is amazing, we love her’.

"Because I look how I do, I’m not going to get the respect that I deserve.”

Carmella was speaking to Corey Graves on his podcast.

The pair yesterday announced their engagement, after two years of dating.

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