Nia Jax On Her Cousin “The Rock”, Being a Plus-Size Model
TOTAL DIVAS STAR NIA JAX SHARES THE EMOTIONAL STORY NOT EVEN HER FAMILY KNOWS
-She Also Talks About Her Cousin – The Rock, Being a Plus-Size Model, and Gaining Achievement on Her Own Merit–
LOS ANGELES (December 18, 2017) – Plus-size model-turned-Total Divas star, Nia Jax, joins Lilian Garcia’s Chasing Glory podcast on PodcastOne to uncover her personal journey to greatness. In the episode, Jax reveals how her career was inspired by her famously-successful cousin, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, his dedication in guiding her success despite her desire to achieve greatness on her own accord, and the fun pranks they’ve played on each other. Nia also shares the emotional story she’s never even told her family about – being in an abusive relationship at one time, and how she overcame it. Plus, her best friend and Total Divas co-star, Alexa Bliss, surprises Jax in-studio and explains how she felt when her story on Chasing Glory made headlines.
The episode is available now on PodcastOneSports.com, America’s largest all-podcast sports network, along with the PodcastOne app and Apple Podcasts.
Below are excerpts from the interview:
Nia on Her Secrecy About an Abusive Relationship
Jax: “I’ve only been in like one real relationship in my life, and it really sort of ended when I got this job…and it was similar to what I grew up with…my mom saw it coming and she kept trying, and trying, to pull me away…”
Garcia: “…Do you still feel the scars?”
Jax: “I don’t think they ever leave…the first time somebody puts their hands on you in a violent manner, or, you know, hits you in the face and you have deal with lying to your family about it [crying]. You know, my brothers – they might find out now. I don’t think they ever knew why I came home with a fat lip, or like why my neck was all red…”
Alexa on Her Feelings After Making Headlines with Her Story
Bliss: “At first, I was very nervous because, you know, I’ve never been the person to be open about it that much, except for this year. I decided, you know, I’m just going to talk about it because I’m finally at the place where I’m ok to talk about it, and I know that it didn’t define who I am and overtake who I am…You know, it felt almost – like very refreshing…to come out and just talk about it just kind of made it, like a weight lifted off my shoulders. It wasn’t like this thing I was hiding because I didn’t want sympathy, and I didn’t want people to think I was looking for a certain image or anything like that. So, to actually come out and just be like ‘Look, this is what happened. And I’m here to say that it doesn’t have to define you, and you can get better from it, and you can overcome it.’ I felt really happy that the message was taken the way it was.”
For the full episode, visit: https://www.podcastone.com/episode/Nia-Jax
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