Most of us are familiar with lucha libre thanks to the Jack Black flick Nacho Libre, but Mexican-style “free fighting” has pushed much deeper into pop culture than that. The MTV2 series Lucha Libre USA: Masked Warriors recently wrapped its second season, and the Luchastars are now touring the country and battling online. And whether you’re a fan of pro wrestling or not, you can certainly appreciate the sport’s lovely ladies, known as Chicastars. Here are some photos and vital stats about the gorgeous grappler girls, past and present, to bring you up to speed. You’ll find the ravishing Rebecca Reyes, above, at the end of the gallery.
Lady Luck Hometown: Las Vegas Known For: Her outlandish costumes and bringing luck to those who curry her favor. Fun Fact: Lady Luck was a Vegas showgirl until a trip to Mexico exposed her to lucha libre, changing her life forever.
Lady Luck brings some good fortune to Mini Park.
Leticia Castro Hometown: Las Vegas Known For: Being the ring announcer and host of Lucha Libre USA: Masked Warriors. Fun Fact: Leticia is a vegetarian who competed on Univison’s popular show Nuestra Belleza Latina (Our Latin Beauty), a competitive reality show and beauty contest designed to create a new star.
The WWE doesn’t have any ring announcers who look this good.
Nurse Krissy Sialice Hometown: Malibu, CA Known For: Defeating two men (Vladimiro and Mini Park) in her Lucha Libre USA debut. Always being at the side of the bizarrely awesome Vladimiro. Fun Fact: Krissy has a degree in nursing with a minor in psychology that allows her to tap into the minds and bodies of her opponents with ease.
Surely this is some sort of complicated medical procedure, right?
Tigresa Caliente Hometown: Chicago Known For: Acrobatic grace coupled with a really bad attitude. Fun Fact: Tigresa formed her temperament growing up on the mean streets of Chi-town.
Wrestling is just better when it involves little people and sexy underpants.
Isis the Amazon Hometown: Miami Known For: Standing 6’9” in her bare feet, she’s taller than The Undertaker and Big John Studd. Fun Fact: Isis the Amazon is friends with Scott Hall, a.k.a. Razor Ramon, a.k.a. the real-life Wrestler.
OK, maybe she really is 6’9”.
Lizzy Valentine Carter Hometown: New York City Known For: Passing on the almighty WWE in favor of upstart Lucha Libre USA. Fun Fact: Outside of the ring, Lizzy is a model who has begun to break into acting. She had a small part on Nip/Tuck.
Whatever gang she’s a part of, we want in.
Rebecca Reyes Hometown: New York City Known For: Hosting the backstage portion of Lucha Libre USAM and her marriage to Mini Pequeño. Fun Facts: Rebecca doesn’t believe in divorce, so she’s trying to make the most of her often unhappy marriage. The fun doesn't stop there, though—Rebecca also goes by the name Reby Sky, has appeared in Playboy and was named Miss Howard Stern in 2009. Oh, and she's the unofficial (and self-proclaimed) New York Giants Girl. Something tells us the Giants wouldn't be opposed.
We have no idea what's going on here, but we like it.