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Maria Louise Kanellis (born February 25, 1982) is an American professional wrestler and
model , currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) performing on its SmackDown brand as
Maria. Kanellis was a contestant on the reality show Outback Jack in 2004. In the same year, she placed
fifth in the Raw Diva Search , but was later hired by WWE as a backstage interviewer. Kanellis began
competing in the ring as a wrestler in 2005. It was not until 2007, however, that she received her
greatest push in the company, as the on-screen love interest of Santino Marella . As a result, she
received more air time and began winning more matches than she had previously. She also posed for the
April 2008 cover of Playboy magazine, which was incorporated into a storyline on Raw.
Kanellis has two younger siblings; a sister, Janny and a brother, Billy. She has dated
fellow wrestler CM Punk , which she confirmed in an interview. They met during their tenures in Ohio
Valley Wrestling . They, however, separated in June 2007. Maria had been asked to follow in the footsteps
of other WWE Divas and pose for Playboy , but she initially refused because she did not wish to embarrass
her sister, who was still in high school at the time. After refusing the offer to pose a few times even
before WWE, she eventually posed for the cover of the April 2008 issue, with an accompanying nude
pictorial. For the pictorial, Maria chose her own wardrobe and made the black hooded jacket she wore in
one of the photos. During the week of November 5, 2007, she appeared on five episodes of Family Feud with
several other WWE superstars. She also appeared on the February 6, 2008 episode of Project Runway with
some of the other WWE Divas . On August 17, 2008, Maria, Candice Michelle , and Eve Torres were on an
episode of Sunset Tan . That same year, FHM named her 84th of 100 on their "The Sexiest Women 2008" list.
Kanellis later appeared on VH1 's Top 20 Video Countdown, along with John Cena , The Miz and John
Morrison , and The Big Show . On December 17, 2009 she was a guest host on G4's Attack of the Show .
Kanellis was confirmed as a contestant on the Celebrity Apprentice , which will premiere in March 2010.
She has two dogs, a long haired chihuahua named Gemini and a black lab named Vador.