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Layla El (born June 25, 1978) is a professional wrestling WWE Diva of North African heritage, currently residing in the United States. She is employed by World Wrestling Entertainment, and appears on the Extreme Championship Wrestling brand.
Before joining WWE in 2006, Layla El was a dancer for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association, and has also danced for Kanye West at the MTV Video Music Awards.
Layla El World Wrestling Entertainment
Layla El first got in to the world of professional wrestling after her personal trainer suggested she try out for the United States dollar WWE Diva Search contest in 2006. During the contest she won a week's worth of "immunity" on the July 14 (taped July 10) edition of 'WWE Friday Night SmackDown!' after winning Sgt. Slaughter's "Diva Boot Camp" obstacle course. She won another competition, the "Diva Search Talent Show," on the August 11 SmackDown!, when she danced dressed as a police officer. She won the entire Diva Search, beating out Jen England in the finals on August 16. She was 28 years old when she won the Diva Search, making her the oldest woman to win the competition. She is also the first person not to be born in the United States and the first person with an African background to win the Diva Search.
She made her first "official" WWE appearance at the SummerSlam (2006) pay-per-view in a backstage segment with several other WWE Diva, during which they initially taunted and teased her before revealing that "it was all in fun" and part of an "initiation" of sorts. Afterwards they dragged her into the showers, fully clothed, where they proceeded to spank her while laughing.
The week after SummerSlam, El made her debut as a member of the SmackDown! WWE Brand Extension in an Promo with Mike Mizanin -- although he didn't allow her the chance to say much, spending most of the time talking about himself. After this she wasn't seen on WWE TV for weeks, reappearing during the September 22 SmackDown! and getting into confrontations with both [[Kristal Marshall|Kristal]] and Jillian Hall. She again went missing for a number of weeks, resurfacing at October's [No Mercy (2006)event and embarrassing The Miz by tricking him into getting a lap dance from Big Dick Johnson while he was blindfolded and expecting it to be from her as a birthday gift.
Layla made her official in-ring debut, a "Diva Trick-or-Treat Battle royal on October 24. The match ended in Screwjob fashion when she was pulled from the ring apron by The Miz, causing her to lose. This led to Miz and Kristal briefly teaming in a feud against Layla.
On January 23, 2007, Layla was moved to the Extreme Championship Wrestling brand. On ECW she joined up with Brooke Adams and [[Barbie Blank|Kelly Kelly]] as Extreme Exposé], performing a weekly dance segment with the group. Extreme Exposé acted as a weekly dance segment on the ECW show for months until The Miz was also placed on the ECW brand in the annual WWE Brand Extension, at which point all three ladies began actively pursuing him. Later, however, Kelly shifted her attentions towards the much more slovenly looking Balls Mahoney, to the amusement of the Miz and her Exposé partners who had been spending their time mocking his look. On November 1, Brooke was released from WWE, thus breaking up Extreme Exposé. After Brooke's release Layla fully turned Heel which resulted in a feud with Kelly, with both taking a more in-ring role.
Layla El In wrestling
- Finishing and signature moves
- *Corkscrew Roundhouse kick (modified 540 kick)
- Wrestlers managed by Layla
- *Mike Mizanin
- Entrance Themes
- *Move Along by The All-American Rejects (Diva Search)
- *Layla then used a generic techno theme song. (2006:SmackDown!)
- *Holla by Desiree Jackson (ECW: Used while in Extreme Expose)
- *Layla currently uses a production theme called Nasty Girl.
Layla El Championships and accomplishments
- World Wrestling Entertainment
- *WWE Diva Search Winner (WWE Diva Search 2006)
Layla El Other media
Since winning the Diva Search contest El has also done some Model work. She has been featured in a spread in 'King magazine' and was the covergirl for the first ever issue of Liquid
In April 2007, Layla, along with [[Ashley Massaro|Ashley]], [[Barbie Blank|Kelly Kelly]], [[Brooke Adams (model)|Brooke]], Torrie Wilson, and [[Maryse Ouellet|Maryse]], filmed Timbaland's new music video "Throw It On Me" featuring The Hives.
She has also modeled for 'JET Magazine'.
She also was featured in FHM with 'Extreme Exposé'. She appeared on the digital cover along with Brooke and Kelly.
During the week of November 5, 2007, Layla appeared on an episode of 'Family Feud' with Ric Flair, Batista, Mr. Kennedy, Jonathan Coachman, King Booker, Queen Sharme, [[Maria Kanellis|Maria]], Michelle Mccool and Candice Michelle.
Layla was on the cover of the September issue of 'Smooth Magazine'.
She has a tattoo of a star on her lower back.