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Bobbi Billard
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Bobbi Billard in Hollywood, California 2016
Born
Barbara Anne Billard

(1975-12-12) December 12, 1975 (age 43)[1]
Modeling information
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Hair colorBlonde
Eye colorBrown
Websitewww.bobbibillard.com

Barbara "Bobbi" Anne Billard (born December 12, 1975) is an American glamour model, actress, and former professional wrestler.

Career[edit]

Acting career[edit]

Billard's first commercial, "Green Bay Watch", was for Diet Dr Pepper and was shown during Super Bowl XXXV. [3] She had a few small parts on TV shows like Howard Stern's Son of the Beach and then in cinema.

Modeling career[edit]

Billard began modeling at the age of 12.[2] Her first paid modeling job was at the age of 19 for Jones Performance Fuel Systems.[2] From there, she was on the cover of Mini-truckin' magazine, as well as appearing in calendars for Hot Bike and Street Rodder.[2]

On the MySpace social network, she had over one and a half million "friends", making her one of the most popular people on the site.[4]

She has appeared in Muscular Development, Muscle Mag and American Curves,[2] as well as in two series of Benchwarmer trading cards.[2] She made music video appearances in Blues Traveler's "Girl Inside My Head",[2] Kottonmouth Kings' "King Klick",[2] Yung Berg's "Sexy Lady" and Fireball's "What I Want" with Bob Sinclar.

Wrestling career[edit]

Bobbi Billard
Born (1975-12-12) December 12, 1975 (age 43)
Austin, Texas
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Summer
Bobbi Bling Bling
Bobbi Billard
Billed height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Billed weight130 lb (59 kg; 9.3 st)
Billed fromAustin, Texas
Trained byWOW Training staff
Selina Majors
Peggy Lee Leather
OVW Training staff
Ivory
Jacqueline
Debut2000
Retired2005

Billard became a professional wrestler in the California-based Women of Wrestling (WOW) promotion.[2] Using the name Summer, Billard was given the gimmick of a Baywatch-like lifeguard along with a tag team partner named Sandy. The duo was collectively known as The Beach Patrol.[2]

Billard signed with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) in December 2003 and entered their developmental territory, Ohio Valley Wrestling.[5][6] She received training from Ivory and Jacqueline. She was released after receiving an injury.[6] In 2004 she had neck fusion surgery.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Billard was born in Austin, Texas and later moved to Richardson, Texas and then to Mission Viejo, California.[2]

In July 2016, Billard was named part of a class action lawsuit filed against WWE which alleged that wrestlers incurred traumatic brain injuries during their tenure and that the company concealed the risks of injury. The suit is litigated by attorney Konstantine Kyros, who has been involved in a number of other lawsuits against WWE.[8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bobbi Billard: Profile & Match Listing - Internet Wrestling Database (IWD)". www.profightdb.com. Retrieved 12 December 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Roberts, Cherie (April 18, 2006). "Babes Interview: Bobbi Billard". IGN. Retrieved 2009-09-23.
  3. ^ "AskMen Celebs: Bobbi Billard". Archived from the original on 2013-03-22. Retrieved 2011-01-14.
  4. ^ Menn, Joseph (August 27, 2007). "MySpace could lift ban on commerce". The Los Angeles Times.
  5. ^ Waldman, Jon (September 3, 2004). "Readers respond to Sable and sexism". SLAM! Wrestling. Retrieved 2009-09-23.
  6. ^ a b Sibley, Adam (June 4, 2005). "Michael Moody Interview". Wrestling 101. Retrieved 2009-09-24.
  7. ^ "Bobbi Billard". Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved 12 December 2018.
  8. ^ "WWE sued in wrestler class action lawsuit featuring Jimmy 'Superfly' Snuka, Paul 'Mr Wonderful' Orndorff". FoxSports.com. Fox Entertainment Group (21st Century Fox). July 18, 2015. Retrieved July 20, 2016.

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