“Why do you love Kelly Kelly?” a question asked to me by many people, except they add “She’s not real” “She doesn’t know you exist” “You can’t reach her” “You’re obsessed and that’s a shame, get a life”. I reply, with a smile, “I love her and you will never change that, no one will.” These people have no idea what love and support is all about. They think I love her for her sublime looks and that’s it.
But she’s way more than that, and I’ll prove it along the story of my heart’s journey loving Miss Barbara Jean Blank which started 6-07-08. I remember that day as if it was yesterday. It was dark outside, my parents had people over and I sat in my room, zapping channels where I see the WWE logo on channel 17. I stopped and watched. I saw this gorgeous blond in black suit with orange underwear dancing. I thought “WOW I need to watch WWE more”. Then we get a close up to her face and there, just there was the start of a, so far, 4 years voyage to a new world, a world where love conquers everything. I decided to watch the show continuously and I did. I got so attached to the girl they called Kelly Kelly. She got drafted to RAW where we saw a different side of here; she wrestled, big time. I saw her pull off great moves such as her Tilt-A-Whirl Head Scissors Take Down, hurricanrana or even her rope flip arm drag. She grew on me very fast, but coming from a small Mediterranean country such as Lebanon, I couldn’t allow myself to dream too high. So I stuck at supporting her and googling her life facts. In early 2009 I got introduced to twitter on which I found The one, the only, KELLY KELLY. I followed her and got help to get started. I constantly tweeted her but no replies. I never stopped supporting her one bit tho. I watched her every time she was in a show. I remember when she won that battle royal to become #1 contender for Maryse’s Diva’s Championship. Oh dear God was I excited. She lost but showed extreme viciousness! There I was sure, I LOVE HER. But the dream of at least get noticed by her didn’t grow.
Come her smackdown days where she battled Team Lay-Cool and Vickie Guerero. The day I remember the most was the day she got “fired” by Vickie after successfully defending the WHC! Instantly I started crying and tweeting… WOW what an awful feeling! I mean even thinking about it now makes me shake. Seeing her come back on the Elimination Chamber PPV made me just.. HAPPY. I feeling that was only surpassed when “it” happened. The surreal, the unexpected, the most amazing thing that had EVER happened to me.
We’re on the second of September 2011, at exactly 8:15 PM here, when I get a tweet saying “Congrats on Kelly Kely’s follow”. And that right there is the answer to the question “Why do you love Kelly Kelly?” She made me KNOW that dreams do come true If you’re passionate and you don’t give up. After 2 years of constant support on twitter I got followed by Miss Barbie Blank. Which for me, was the highlight of my LIFE! Then came my first reply from her, 10-26-11!! What a feeling. A series of replies and retweets followed, I now got a total of 7 tweets and 1 RT! Which I find SUPERB! A person like me, who comes from a small Arab country, would NEVER think he could be noticed by his inspiration/love/life when she has Kelly Kelly’s characteristics.
“How can an ex model like her be an inspiration, Rif?” say people from my school. I reply “When you’re a model and you work to become a WRESTLER, it means you have passion and power. Power to work hard every day, power to withstand any optical that faces you in your quest. Kelly Kelly showed me that when you work hard you WILL succeed. And with passion and determination you’re guaranteed to touch your goal! Seeing a person with the beauty of Miss Barbara Blank makes me wonder: How can she NOT BE snobby? How can she be so down to earth! Well, she’s just a divine influence.. which is the definition of inspiration!
To sum up, my love for Kelly Kelly isn’t just relative to her looks, it’s what she made me learn in life that got me so much into her. She changed me in so many ways; made me respect women more, because a lot of them work twice as hard as men, just like our dear bombshell. Made me have goals in life and never give up on them, made me face life difficulties with a smile on my face, made me HAPPY with myself. Nobody can understand how my love for Kelly Kelly works, but it’s just that. Whenever she tweets I smile, whenever she’s on TV I smile, whenever she tweets me.. I FREAK OUT. She’s such a positive person in my life that helps me through everything, in so many ways! Just surrealistic is her impact on my life! I just want to say, again and again and again.. I LOVE YOU BARBARA JEAN BLANK.