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April Jeanette Mendez (born March 19, 1987) is a professional wrestler, currently working as a Diva for the WWE under the ring name, A.J. or A.J. Lee, where she is the current WWE Divas Champion.
A self-professed "nerd" and "tomboy", WWE adapted Mendez's comics and video game fandom to her on-screen character, endorsing her as different from the typical women in the WWE and promoting her as the "Geek Goddess".
Mendez grew up in Union City, New Jersey, describing her family's experience as having to live in motels and other people's houses. Mendez cited her brother’s interest in WWE when they were children as an influence on her eventual decision to break into the male-dominated world of wrestling, and she cemented her ambition to pursue a professional wrestling career when she was twelve years old. Inspired by the female WWE stars that came before her, Mendez worked several jobs after graduating from high school (including being a janitor at day care, a cashier and a secretary at a fitness center) in order to save up the money she needed to both support her family and enroll in wrestling school.
Mendez is of Puerto Rican heritage. She was previously in a relationship with her trainer Jay Lethal. She is an avid Chuck Norris fan; her favorite show is Walker, Texas Ranger. She actively donates and supports the Humane Society, and has adopted dogs from there. She has a cupboard dedicated entirely to her collection of Chuck Taylor shoes. Her favorite color is green. She has a tattoo in tally marks on the back of her neck, which read as "6-16-13", commemorating the date on which she won her first WWE Divas Championship.
Mendez became a fan of comic books in the fourth grade and claims that comics gave her a sense of creativity that carried over to her later life. Her favorite series are X-Men, Spider-Man, and the Fantastic Four. As for characters, some of her favorites include Harley Quinn, Cyclops and Jean Grey. Mendez enjoys video games and was the first female winner of WWE's "Superstar Challenge".
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