In the 1990s, WWE - then known as the World Wrestling Federation - introduced the term "Diva" to refer to its female performers. The term wasn't just applied to women wrestlers, but also female managers, valets, backstage interviewers, and ring announcers.
Some Divas have posed in Hef's magazine, and others have appeared in commercials for WWE and non-WWE products, as well as men's interest magazines. There was also an annual Diva photo shoot, followed by a magazine featuring photos from the shoot as well as a television special or video release of highlights from the shoot. Right from the beginning, Divas were meant to add some eye-candy to wrestling, but these candid photos are less than flattering, showing that even the most alluring of these wonder women don't always look perfect.
20 Alexa Bliss
Alexa Bliss is a bombshell, she is downright gorgeous and the camera loves her. Her good looks have earned her a plethora of adoring male fans. This picture of her is on the list because she doesn't quite look as flattering in it as she usually does. Oh well, we still adore you, Alexa.
19 Renee Young
While the WWE interviewer may not get down and dirty in the ring, she could still be considered as a WWE Diva. She has the "girl next door but could pass for a bombshell" kind of look. In this selfie, Renee is goofing around and making funny faces— kinda cute but not flattering at all.
18 Eve Torres
When she steps into the ring, Eve is fierce and put together. This photo gives us a peek at what it looks like behind the scenes. Eve Torres getting ready and looking bored! Which is a little comical and reminds us that she's just like the rest of us - at least before the camera starts rolling.
17 Trish Stratus
Trish is by far one of the most gorgeous women to have graced the WWE stage. The blonde bombshell had viewers glued to their screens. She was sassy with an attitude to match and despite retiring in 2016, she is still remembered as one of WWE's greatest - some don't agree with this though. This picture shows a forlorn Stratus, so unlike her in-ring persona.
Lana is glamorous, she's built like a goddess, and is always dressed to the nines. We have watched her play the villain many times, but we will keep giving her a pass... because, well, she's Lana. This picture of her with a makeup-free face is probably one of the few least flattering pics of her circulating the web.
When Naomi won the WWE SmackDown Women's Championship at the Elimination Chamber event, she became the first African-American woman to capture the title. When in Diva mode, she has a fully made face and shows off her impressive physique in figure-hugging skimpy attire. Naomi is gorgeous but, for some reason, this picture just isn't reflecting that.
14 Becky Lynch
Becky has great athletic abilities— she became the inaugural SmackDown Women's Champion at Backlash 2016 and has held the title a total of three times which is pretty impressive. This WWE superstar is by far the Diva with the most dramatic transformation. She went from a regular girl next door to bombshell before our eyes. This picture of her, however, is not so great.
Bayley does not look too different from her usual appearance actually. And that's one thing we love about the superstar, she doesn't feel pressured to alter her appearance to appease the sometimes difficult WWE fandom. This particular picture, though, is too unflattering even for Bayley. We still love her to bits, though!
Her Edward Cullen-like appearance is kinda attractive, to be honest. There is something about Paige that is inexplicably alluring and that coupled with her rebellious character is refreshing. She is extremely good looking and knows how to enhance her beauty with make-up, that's why this picture is on this list - it's so unlike her.
The riveting WWE Diva appears twice on the list. Yes, you're on to us - we adore Lana. She is absolutely stunning. Sure, she wears a lot of make-up on WWE TV, but she went makeup-free for this picture and, while she is still drop-dead gorgeous, she doesn't look like her WWE TV persona very much.
10 Ronda Rousey
Ronda is widely considered to be one of the greatest and most influential female athletes ever. She is the only woman to win a championship in both the UFC and WWE, and was described as "one of the defining athletes of the 21st century" by Fox Sports. She is gorgeous and cleans up really well, but this picture of a carefree Ronda is not very flattering.
9 Charlotte Flair
Charlotte Flair is great. When she first came on the scene she wanted to pave her own way and didn't even use the Flair name in the beginning... how awesome is that?! Along with impressive in-ring moves, she also inherited her Father Rick Flair's good looks. She looks like a goddess! But not so much in this picture...
8 Jillian Hall
In 2009, Jillian won the WWE Divas Championship, but lost it to Melina the same night. Her run on WWE isn't anything to write home about, really. What was memorable were her looks. After joining WWE, she had some plastic surgery done and it worked for her - she looks extremely good... this picture disagrees with that opinion, though.
7 Mercedes Martinez
Mercedes Martinez isn't the typical supermodel Diva. She has an athletic body— from hours of training, we bet, and there is nothing wrong with that. She is a champion in the Independent circuit and although she is not part of WWE, she competed in the Mae Young Classic tournament. Glamor is not her thing and this picture proves that.
6 Beth Phoenix
Beth Phoenix, also known as the “Glamazon” is a four-time Women's Champion and one-time Divas Champion, and let's not forget a WWE Hall of Famer... she is very accomplished and well respected in the WWE circuit. Her on-stage persona embodied impressive athletic ability and glamour. There is no trace of the beloved “Glamazon” in this picture, though.
5 Summer Rae
Before joining WWE, she played with the Chicago Bliss of the Lingerie Football League - it only makes sense that she became a WWE Diva. With her good looks and model physique, Summer Rae commanded attention in the ring. This picture, however, makes her look like a petrified demon and not the beauty that graced our screen.
4 Kelly Kelly
Former WWE Superstar Kelly Kelly is very attractive - she was known for her racy dance moves and good looks. We can't stress enough how attractive she is, but should point out that makeup played a huge role in her appearance. Without a fully made-up face and skimpy outfit, Kelly Kelly looks like a regular mortal.
3 Sasha Banks
Banks, AKA "The Boss," has come a long way in the wrestling circles, the star began pursuing a wrestling career when she was just a kid and finally got her break at 17... respect! With her mean girl persona and bold colored hair, she definitely makes a statement - not in this picture though!
2 AJ Lee
This 5-foot-2 former WWE Diva and later general manager of RAW was as cute as a button yet full of spunk and charisma. She is by far among the most attractive women to appear on WWE. Even though she is long retired now, we still remember her contributions to WWE. This picture of her making a duck face is kinda cute, but not very flattering.
1 Nikki Bella
Nikki had WWE fans divided with some claiming her former relationship with John Cena was the reason for her success, while others give her credit for her contribution to WWE... she is a two-time WWE Divas Champion and holds the record for the longest reign with that title, after all. One thing we can all agree on is that Nikki looks like a completely different person without makeup on.
Sources: TheSportster.com, NickiSwift.com, Sportskeeda.com, Wikipedia.org