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AJ Mendez            

Former Professional Wrestler, Mental Health Advocate, Animal Rights Activist & NY Times Bestselling Author

AJ Mendez is a bestselling author, mental health and animal rights advocate, and former pro-wrestler. She is best known as AJ Lee during her time in WWE and is a three-time Divas Champion. She won a Slammy Award for Diva of the Year in 2012 and 2014 and was voted Woman of the Year by readers of Pro Wrestling Illustrated from 2012 to 2014.

Mendez retired from in-ring competition in 2015, later revealing the discovery of permanent damage to her cervical spine was the catalyst to her retirement. Since quitting wrestling, Mendez decided to focus on her writing. In April 2017 her memoir, "Crazy Is My Superpower: How I Triumphed by Breaking Bones, Breaking Hearts, and Breaking the Rules" was published and became a New York Times best seller. In December 2017 it was confirmed that "Crazy Is My Superpower" was being developed into a TV series, with Mendez serving as a writer and executive producer.

Mendez is also a mental health advocate and animal rights activist. Currently she serves as an ambassador for NAMI, The JED Foundation, The ASPCA, and Girls Make Games. She has been made into several video game characters and action figures.

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