Kaitlyn (born October 7, 1986) is the famous/ring name of Celeste Beryl Bonin, a 35 years old American entrepreneur, bodybuilder, model, and professional wrestler.
She is best known for her tenure in WWE under the ring name Kaitlyn, where she is a former WWE Divas Champion.
At present, she is the current Slamforce Women’s Champion under her real name.
|Wiki Facts & About Data|
|Full Name:||Celeste Beryl Bonin|
|Born:||7 October 1986 (age 35 years old)|
|Place of Birth:||Houston, Texas, United States|
|Spouse • Husband:||PJ Braun (m. 2014–2017)|
|Occupation:||Bodybuilder • Wrestler|
|Net Worth:||$100 million – $400 million.|
Kaitlyn started her career as a body fitness model. She was born on 7th of October in 1986.
In 2007, she won the National Physique Committee (NPC) John Sherman Classic Bodybuilding Figure and Fitness Championship. She also came in fifth at the Arnold Classic in the NPC Figure Class D competition.
In July 2010, Kaitlyn signed a developmental contract with WWE. Later that year, she competed in and won the all-female third season of NXT, thus earning a spot on the main roster.
Kaitlyn won the WWE Divas Championship in January 2013 and held the title for five months before retiring in January 2014.
She came out of retirement and made her in-ring return on the independent circuit in February 2018.
Kaitlyn made her body fitness debut in 2006, at the age of 19. In 2007, she won the National Physique Committee (NPC) John Sherman Classic Bodybuilding Figure and Fitness Championship and came fifth at the Arnold Classic in the NPC Figure Class D competition.
She also was in the top five at Musclemania Superbody in 2007, in the Figure Universe – Tall category. In 2008, she was named Miss November at the Hardfitness Calendar and placed 16th at the NPC Junior Nationals that same year in the NPC Figure category. In 2008, she was part of the Hardfitness Calendar, and in 2009, Kaitlyn appeared in Flex Magazine.
In July 2010, World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) signed Kaitlyn to a developmental contract, and she reported to Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW), WWE’s developmental territory. She debuted under her real name, competing in a bikini contest at an FCW live event, and later changed her name to Ricki Vaughn. She made her FCW television debut on the August 29 episode as a Lumberjill at ringside for a match between AJ Lee and Naomi Knight.
On the November 7 episode of FCW TV, Kaitlyn competed in a tag team match, teaming with Naomi Knight defeating Queen of FCW AJ Lee and Aksana.
On September 7, 2010, Bonin joined season three of NXT under the name Kaitlyn, with Vickie Guerrero as her on-screen mentor. She was the replacement for Vickie Guerrero‘s original rookie, Aloisia, whom Vickie fired in the storyline.
On September 14, Kaitlyn made her in-ring debut, teaming alongside Vickie Guerrero‘s on-screen boyfriend, Dolph Ziggler, to defeat AJ Lee and Primo Colón in a mixed tag team match. Kaitlyn made her first pay-per-view appearance at Night of Champions, accompanying Dolph Ziggler and Vickie Guerrero for Dolph Ziggler‘s WWE Intercontinental Championship match until Vickie Guerrero ordered her to leave ringside.
Throughout the next few months, Kaitlyn feuded with Vickie Guerrero on both NXT and SmackDown, including several battles between the two. On the November 30 season finale, Kaitlyn was announced as the winner of season three, defeating Naomi Knight in the final to become WWE’s “Breakout Diva”.
On the December 3, 2010, episode of SmackDown, Kaitlyn appeared in a backstage segment with Vickie Guerrero and Dolph Ziggler, announcing that SmackDown General Manager Theodore Long had signed her to the brand following her victory on NXT.
She had her first match on SmackDown on January 28, 2011, where she and Kelly Kelly were defeated by LayCool (Layla El and Michelle McCool).
Final Feau & Retirement (2013-2014)
Kaitlyn faced AJ in a non-title match on July 29, where Kaitlyn emerged victoriously. This led to Kaitlyn receiving another championship opportunity against AJ Lee in her hometown on the August 2 episode of SmackDown, but she was defeated after the villainous Layla El betrayed her.
On the August 5 episode of Raw, Kaitlyn lost a match against Layla EL after being distracted by AJ Lee. Later that night, she attacked AJ Lee during a game between Dolph Ziggler and Big E Langston, accidentally costing Dolph Ziggler the game.
At SummerSlam on August 18, Kaitlyn and Dolph Ziggler defeated AJ Lee and Big E Langston in a mixed tag team match, ending their feud.
At Survivor Series, Kaitlyn participated in a seven-on-seven traditional elimination tag team match as her team took on the cast of Total Divas. Kaitlyn managed two eliminations before she was eliminated, with her team ultimately losing the game.
On January 8, 2014, Kaitlyn decided to terminate her contract with WWE. Her final match aired that night on Main Event, where she lost to AJ Lee. In her last address, she stated that she would return to the fitness industry.
On July 17, 2014, Kaitlyn stated that she considered herself retired from WWE and planned to walk away from the wrestling business to focus on her marriage and clothing line.
- Instagram – @BerylBonin
Kaitlyn married bodybuilder PJ Braun on June 20, 2014. On February 27, 2017, she announced that she was splitting from her husband. The divorce was finalized on September 26, 2017.
Her wrestling idol is Bill Goldberg. She is of Mexican descent through her mother, who hails from Mexico.
Kaitlyn occasionally works for Hardbodynews.com, contributing with interviews, photo ops and blogs. Bonin appeared on the cover of the April 2016 edition of Iron Man magazine.
On June 25, 2014, Bonin launched a fitness clothing company named Celestial Bodiez. She is also a spokesperson for Blackstone Labs and Prime Nutrition, which her former husband owns.
In June 2015, Kaitlyn and her then-husband opened a smoothie bar inside the Busy Body Fitness Center in Boca Raton, Florida.
The championed American wrestler and bodybuilder, Kaitlyn has an estimated net worth of $100 million to $400 million.