Lilian Garcia has done the ring announcing for some of professional wrestling’s most historic matches. Along the way, her melodious tone has become synonymous with the success of WWE’s flagship program, Monday Night Raw.
Booty Shot Of Lilian Garcia At Hell in a Cell ▸
Check out this shot of the sexy ring announcer from behind at Hell in a Cell in Los Angeles . . .
Hot Bikini Photos Of Lilian Garcia ▸
The gorgeous ring announcer for Monday Night Raw does more than just announce the names of the WWE Superstars as they come down the ramp. Lilian Garcia also poses in bikinis! Check out these sizzling photos . . .
Lilian Garcia’s Skirt Gets Ripped Off By Bobby Lashley On Monday Night Raw ▸
Lilian Garcia appeared embarrassed on the April 2, 2007 episode of Monday Night Raw when her skirt was ripped off by Bobby Lashley in the middle of the ring. Check out the video . . .
Would Lilian Garcia Pose For Playboy? ▸
Would Lilian Garcia pose nude? The WWE Diva was asked once in an interview whether her fame from the sports-entertainment organization had led to an offer from Playboy and she said . . .
Who Is Lilian Garcia’s Husband? ▸
One week after bidding farewell to wrestling fans, Lilian Garcia married her current husband, Christopher Jozeph, a Canadian-born Men’s Contemporary Fashion Designer and Celebrity . . .
How Old Is Lilian Garcia? ▸
As hard as it may be to believe, Lilian Garcia is 49-years-old! The WWE Diva’s widely listed birth date of August 19, 1973 is inaccurate as she was actually born on August 19, 1966 . . .
The Rock Electrifies Lilian Garcia With The People’s Strudel ▸
Here’s what “The Most Electrifying Man in Sports Entertainment” said to Lilian Garcia in one of his frequent attempts to make the ring announcer blush. “Whoa-whoa-whoa-whoa-whoa. Lilian . . .
About Lilian Garcia
If Lilian Garcia is announcing your name, you know you have made it to the big leagues of professional wrestling. Her heavenly vocal cords have accompanied WWE Superstars to the squared circle since 1999. She has explained match stipulations, introduced new title holders and welcomed fans to the arena more times than she can remember.
In addition to ring announcing for WWE, Lilian is an accomplished vocalist. While serving as the ring announcer for Monday Night Raw from 2000 through 2009, the beautiful Diva showed off her talents with an emotional and heartfelt rendition of The Star-Spangled Banner prior to each show. She has also opened up for many professional sports teams, including the National Football League’s New York Jets, Major League Baseball’s Chicago Cubs, and the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association. The popularity of her amazing voice ultimately led to the production of her ¡Quiero Vivir!, which was released on October 9, 2007 via Universal Music Latino.
Her most revered memories, though, are of singing America the Beautiful at WrestleMania on two occasions. She belted out an emotional rendition on the first SmackDown after the September 11 attacks. Lilian’s beautiful performance of the United States national anthem helped WWE to rally suffering citizens. She always empties her heart into her singing, but there was something extra special in her voice on the memorable night in Houston, Texas.
Being as beautiful as Lilian is, it was only a matter of time before a WWE Superstar made a pass at her. In May 2005, the inevitable occurred when the mighty Viscera proclaimed his love for the sexy ring announcer. On the surface, Garcia and the wrestler formerly known as Mabel didn’t look like the prototypical couple; but inside, they shared a deep connection. Or so Lilian thought. The following month, a smitten Lilian proposed marriage to her man during WWE’s Vengeance pay-per-view event. Unfortunately for Lilian, she was ultimately heartbroken when he chose to be with The Godfather’s “Hos” rather than marry her.
Following a remarkable 10-year career with WWE, Lilian emotionally bid farewell to fans on the September 21, 2009 episode of Raw. Thankfully, this turned out to be a two-year sabbatical and her angelic voice returned to WWE airwaves on SmackDown and once again, Raw.
“No matter which show I’m on it makes me really happy to have the opportunity to announce for the WWE Universe,” said the beautiful Diva. “I wish to thank all our fans for all for their love and support through all these years!”
Lilian Garcia Rocks WWE
Lilian García began her career in WWE in 1999 — the sports-entertainment organization was then known as the World Wrestling Federation, or WWF — when she was hired for the role of a ring announcer. She made her first appearance on the August 23, 1999 episode of Raw Is War from Ames, Iowa.
Garcia was involved in her first angle on the September 13, 1999 edition of Raw Is War as an irate Jeff Jarrett applied a Figure-Four Leglock to the blonde beauty for announcing that he lost to Luna Vachon via disqualification. The humiliation would continue on the December 13, 1999 edition of Raw Is War. After introducing Miss Kitty for a WWF Women’s Championship Match in a pool of chocolate pudding, the titlist snatched the microphone from Garcia to tell her that she was now known as The Kat. Moments after the contest began, X-Pac showed up in a diving suit complete with flippers, a snorkel and goggles. While the D-Generation X member was adjusting his goggles, Tori jumped on his back causing both of them to fall into the pool. With X-Pac landing on top of Tori, this allowed Miss Kitty to score an easy pinfall victory. Garcia announced the winner as Miss Kitty, infuriating the WWF Women’s Champion. In response, The Kat shoved Garcia into the pool of chocolate pudding. The lovely ring announcer was not pleased.
While high school classmates and teachers of Garcia knew she could sing, it wasn’t until Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson found out about her amazing talent that her singing career began to blossom.
“The Rock likes to sing, too, and he found out I could sing,” Garcia revealed in an interview with the Miami Herald in 2011.
“I was talking to him one day, and the national anthem came up as a subject. I said, ‘Yeah, I sang the national anthem at my high school graduation.’ There was 600 people in the auditorium. I was in drama in high school, and I always sang in high school. So people there knew me as a singer.
“So he goes, ‘Wow. We actually play the national anthem [at house shows]; it’s always an instrumental [recording] that plays, before we go out.’ He goes, ‘I’m going to talk to the agent, and we should get you to sing the national anthem.’
“It was February 11, 2000, and I was doing my first live event [house show] because I had only done Raw, and we were in Denver. Rock mentioned it to one of the agents, and they had me sing it there that night. It went over so well that the agent had me do it that whole weekend — Friday, Saturday, Sunday.
“By Monday morning, Vince McMahon heard about it, and he mentioned it at the meeting. He said, ‘So I hear that someone took the house down and can sing. I’ve got to see it for myself. So I want you to sing it tonight.’ It was in San Jose for Raw on February 14 on Valentine’s Day 2000, and I sang it ever since.”
Garcia’s first televised performance took place on April 2, 2000, where she opened WrestleMania 2000 with America the Beautiful. Two days after the tragic events of 9/11, Garcia sang The Star-Spangled Banner during a live episode of SmackDown! from Houston, Texas.
“I got asked to do the national anthem and at first I was like, “Oh my gosh. How am I going to get through this?” No music, no nothing, because [Vince McMahon] wanted it a cappella. I said to myself, “This is bigger than me. I have an obligation. I have to do this,” Garcia said in 2013 in an interview with WWE.com recalling the event. “When you hear that recording, you can hear my voice quivering and how emotional I was. I ended up crying at the end because I was trying to keep everything together during the performance.”
García briefly feuded with fellow ring announcer Howard Finkel in August 2002 — the WWF (World Wrestling Federation) was now known as WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) — after the WWE Hall of Famer allowed the beautiful songstress to be decimated by Jamal and Rosey of 3-Minute Warning. On the August 26, 2002 episode of Raw, Garcia and Finkel wrestled in an Evening Gown vs. Tuxedo Match to be the permanent announcer of the show. Garcia came out on top with the assistance of Trish Stratus and Stacy Keibler.
Being as stunning as Garcia is, it was only a matter of time before a WWE Superstar made a pass at her. In May 2005, the inevitable occurred when the gargantuan Viscera proclaimed his love for the beautiful WWE Diva. On the surface, Garcia and “Big Vis” didn’t look like the prototypical couple; but inside, they shared a deep connection. Or so Garcia thought. A smitten Garcia proposed marriage to the wrestler formerly known as Mabel during WWE’s Vengeance pay-per-view event on June 26, 2005. Unfortunately for Garcia, she was ultimately heartbroken when he chose to be with The Godfather’s “Hos” rather than marry her.
“Do you know what it took to publicly ask Viscera to marry me? I don’t understand,” Garcia said to Maria in a backstage interview. “He was always so loving and caring and compassionate. I mean we couldn’t do the normal things that couples could do in bed ‘cuz I always had to be on (cuts herself off crying).”
The storyline was briefly resurrected the following year when Viscera proposed to Garcia on the May 22, 2006 edition of Monday Night Raw. The two, however, were interrupted by Umaga before Garcia could give her answer.
On April 2, 2007 on Monday Night Raw, Garcia was humiliated when ECW World Heavyweight Champion Bobby Lashley ripped off her blue satin frilled skirt the middle of the ring to expose her panties to the live audience and the millions watching at home. WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon, portraying his not so dissimilar from his alter ego McMahon, had attempted to hide his newly shaven bald head in between her legs and underneath her skirt. The event caused a huge surge of searches for the WWE Diva online, with searches for “Lilian Garcia” jumping 301% and becoming the fourth most searched-for term on Yahoo.com that day.
Following a remarkable decade-long career with WWE, Garcia emotionally said goodbye to fans on September 21, 2009 on an episode of Monday Night Raw. The songstress later revealed that she left the sports-entertainment organization due to burnout from the grueling travel schedule, as well as her desire to spend more time with her family.
“Leaving the WWE was one of the hardest decisions I had to make because I was very close to everyone there and loved my job, but after 10-plus years of being on the road it was time to take a break,” Garcia said in a 2010 interview with Monday Night Mayhem. “I really missed being away from my family, and that was one of the decisions I made. When my contract was up, I was like do I sign on for a new contract, or do I really want to take the time to be with my family and my new husband, and I just made that decision that it was time.”
She didn’t stay away long, however, and returned to WWE in December 2011. After serving as the ring announcer for SmackDown for three years, Garcia returned to Monday Night Raw on October 20, 2014.
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As is often the case with WWE’s slate of female talent, fans will flock online to see if there are any nude photos floating around. That is the case with Lilian Garcia, the longtime ring announcer of Monday Night Raw. Internet searches for nude photos of Lilian are among the most searched for subjects on the beautiful songstress. Lilian, however, has never posed nude, so the search is futile.
She was asked in a 2001 interview whether her fame in WWE had led to an offer to pose for Playboy, and replied, “No, not at all.” After the interviewer said he was surprised, she explained, “I’m not, and I’ll tell you why. My image with the WWF is very sexy, but classy. Not that the other girls aren’t classy, but I’m just not willing to show as much flesh as the other girls are willing to do. That’s their thing. That’s fine for them if they choose to show a little bit more cleavage. I mean, I’m sure there are people who are offended that I’m wearing a miniskirt. But for me, a miniskirt is fine. But I’m sure the people at Playboy know not to even bother asking. It’s just not right for me.”
You may find this hard to believe, but Lilian Garcia is 49-years-old!
Her widely listed birth date of August 19, 1973 is inaccurate as the WWE Diva was legitimately born on August 19, 1966.
Shortly after Garcia returned to WWE in December 2011, Wrestling Observer Newsletter editor Dave Meltzer reported that she was 45-years-old. Additionally, there is a newspaper story online from 1983 on her older sister Dalia Garcia being crowned Miss South Carolina that year and it is mentioned that Lilian is 16-years-old and aspiring to follow in her footsteps — she was a finalist in the Miss South Carolina Pageant in 1985.
Garcia was a 32-year-old singer in New York City when she auditioned for a television role with WWE — then known as the World Wrestling Federation, or WWF — in 1999 at the advice of her agent.
One week after bidding farewell to WWE, Lilian Garcia married her current husband, Christopher Jozeph, a Canadian-born Men’s Contemporary Fashion Designer and Celebrity Wardrobe Stylist, on September 28, 2009 in Orlando, Florida at Walt Disney World Resort. Garcia was previously married, but divorced a few years prior.
In a 2010 interview with Monday Night Mayhem, Garcia attributed her decision to leave WWE in order to spend more time with her husband and family.
“When my contract was up, I was like do I sign on for a new contract, or do I really want to take the time to be with my family and my new husband, and I just made that decision that it was time,” she said.
Garcia and Jozeph live together near the sunny beaches of Los Angeles, California.
Lilian Garcia has kissed Christy Hemme, Viscera, Charlie Haas and The Great Khali on WWE television . . . Lilian Garcia loves her legs. She once said, “My favorite part body part on myself is my legs because man, I love to wear them boots!” . . . It has been stated on multiple websites that Lilian Garcia earned $90,000 from WWE in 2005. Her salary, however, has never been confirmed.
A Look At Lilian Garcia
When Lilian Garcia sang “America the Beautiful” at WrestleMania 2000 at the Arrowhead Pond in Anaheim, California, it was the first time many WWE fans discovered her B-flats and C-sharps. Before joining the sports-entertainment organization in 1999, Garcia appeared in television commercials. From department stores to car dealerships, Garcia made use of her Media Arts degree from the University of South Carolina. When she was doing a jingle here and a jangle there, Garcia also found time to work as a VJ in Atlanta, Georgia. It was that experience that led the sexy songstress to audition for WWE, albeit hesitantly.
“I had no idea what I was walking into, and I almost didn’t do the audition. I was called to New York to audition, and I looked at him and said ‘Are you kidding me . . . wrestling?'” Garcia recalled in a 2010 interview. “He didn’t tell me what it was for, because the WWE didn’t tell him. I auditioned for a backstage interviewer for Super Astros, which was going to be on Univision, but I didn’t get it. It wasn’t until six months later that I got another call back, and they remembered me, and they needed people for SmackDown before it premiered. I auditioned again, and they called me, and they wanted to try me on for one-three months, and that I could leave at any time, and I was thinking I had nothing to lose . . . I’ll try it out.”
Happily, admits Garcia, the reception she met during her audition to be the voice of SmackDown was well received among the WWE Superstars themselves — not an easy accomplishment for someone newly arrived to the promotion in nineties, even more so for a woman.
“I think it’s great how the guys have been very open with me,” Garcia said a year into her tenure. “When I interview them, they have no problems with me being a female. The same goes for the girls in the locker room. We cut up a lot.”
All’s not that rosy, however. Despite her extensive background of performing in front of crowds, Garcia still has one obstacle to overcome: butterflies. Asked what she does to handle this before getting on the microphone, Garcia laughingly says: “I always pray, I’m Catholic, so I make the sign of the cross. There’s so much going on that you always have to be on your toes.”
Lilian Garcia News Archive
Lilian Garcia Returns From Injury At Elimination Chamber
May 31, 2015 – Sunday night at Elimination Chamber, Lilian Garcia made her first appearance for WWE since undergoing surgery to repair a torn meniscus in her right knee on April 10, 2015. Garcia, who shared ring announcing duties with Eden, addressed her return via Twitter.
“What a night! Thks 2 all of ur well wishes, I was able 2 come back sooner than expected. TY! Love Ya!” Garcia wrote.
What Led To Lilian Garcia Undergoing Knee Surgery, When She Will Return To WWE
April 17, 2015 – Lilian Garcia, who underwent surgery on April 10, 2015 to repair a torn meniscus in her right knee, believes she’ll be able to resume ring announcing duties for WWE in approximately five weeks.
The veteran ring announcer of Monday Night Raw sustained the injury last November while touring with WWE in Europe.
“It was one of those crazy things where I was just packing, I got up and I felt the knee [go],” Garcia told the official WWE website in an article published on April 17, 2015. “I felt it right away, I told [WWE officials] about it and [they] said, ‘Let’s keep an eye on it.'”
Rather than risk further injury, Garcia skipped WWE’s ongoing tour of Europe and underwent surgery at the advice of the sports-entertainment organization’s physician, Dr. Chris Amann.
“Surgery went great,” Garcia said. “I am actually kind of ahead of schedule, which is great.”
Garcia has been keeping members of the WWE Universe up to date on her recovery via Twitter, which includes two to three sessions per week with a physical therapist, as well as further exercise at home. She released her latest update on April 16, 2015.
Eden has assumed Garcia’s ring announcing duties on Monday Night Raw. In turn, WWE NXT ring announcer JoJo has been handling the ring announcing for SmackDown in place of Eden.
“I’m very proud of Eden and JoJo, and I think they’re doing a great job,” Garcia said of her fellow Diva ring announcers. “As we say, #GirlPower!”
Lilian Garcia Explains Why She Missed Raw
January 5, 2015 – Conspicuous by her absence tonight on Monday Night Raw was that of Lilian Garcia as Eden handled ring announcing duties throughout the program. Garcia explained on Twitter that she missed Raw due to her father being sick.
In an article published in DTM Magazine in 2008, it was revealed that Lilian Garcia graduated from Irmo High School in Columbia, South Carolina in 1984. She later graduated cum laude from the University of South Carolina in 1988 with a bachelor’s degree in film production.
After her sister, Dalia Garcia, won the Miss South Carolina Pageant in 1983, Lilian vied for the crown two years later — she finished in the top ten. Lilian told DTM Magazine that a story was published in the local newspaper alleging that the pageant was fixed for her to win. According to the WWE Diva, the newspaper claimed that the judges wanted her to win in order to have the first pair of sisters win the pageant. She attempted to sue the publication, but could not prove libel.
“I knew that I would have won if it wasn’t for the scandal,” said Lilian, who credits pageants for their ability to boost self-confidence. “I still believe in the pageant system.”