As the longtime ring announcer of WWE, Lilian Garcia has become recognized as the voice that has introduced many of wrestling’s most historic moments.
In addition to announcing, Lilian is an accomplished vocalist. Prior to many WWE shows, the beautiful songstress has performed stirring renditions of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” She has also opened up for many professional sports teams, including the New York Jets and Phoenix Suns. Her amazing voice eventually led to the release of her 2007 album, ¡Quiero Vivir!.
Given her beauty, it was only a matter of time before Lilian caught the eye of a WWE Superstar. In May 2005, the inevitable happened when Viscera proclaimed his love for her. On the surface, Lilian and “Big Vis” didn’t look like a typical couple, but inside they shared a deep connection. Or so Lilian thought. The relationship eventually crumbled when Viscera chose The Godfather‘s ladies over her.
After a two-year hiatus, Lilian returned to WWE in December 2011. Since then, her angelic voice has remained synonymous with WWE’s biggest moments.
What is Lilian Garcia’s birth name?
Lilian Garcia’s birth name is Lilian Annette Garcia.
How old is Lilian Garcia?
Lilian Garcia is 50 years old. She was born on August 19, 1966, in Madrid, Spain.
Garcia spent her early years in Spain due to her father’s employment with the American Embassy. Having been educated on an American military base, she describes herself as a “military brat.”
When Garcia was eight, her family relocated to South Carolina. She graduated from Irmo High School in Columbia, South Carolina in 1984. She went on to attend the University of South Carolina, graduating cum laude in 1988.
How tall is Lilian Garcia?
Lilian Garcia’s estimated height is 5 feet 7 inches. WWE does not bill Garcia’s height, nor has she made her real height public.
How much does Lilian Garcia weigh?
Lilian Garcia’s estimated weight is 110 pounds. She has not made her real weight public.
Who is Lilian Garcia’s husband?
Lilian Garcia’s husband is Christopher Jozeph. They got married on September 28, 2009, at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida.
Where does Lilian Garcia live?
Lilian Garcia lives in Marina del Rey, California.
When did Lilian Garcia make her WWE debut?
Lilian Garcia made her WWE debut on August 23, 1999 — then known as the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) — on Raw Is War from Ames, Iowa.
As hard as it is to believe, but Lilian Garcia is 50 years old!
The longtime WWE ring announcer’s widely listed birth date of August 19, 1973, is inaccurate since she was actually born on August 19, 1966.
According to a 2008 magazine article on Garcia, she graduated from Irmo High School in Columbia, South Carolina in 1984. She then graduated cum laude from the University of South Carolina in 1988 with a bachelor’s degree in film production.
Garcia was a top ten finalist in the 1985 Miss South Carolina beauty pageant. She said before the competition that there was a story in a local newspaper alleging that the pageant got fixed for her to win. Her sister, Dalia, won in 1983, making her the first Hispanic to win the pageant. According to Garcia, the newspaper claimed that the judges wanted her to win to have the first pair of sisters win the competition. She tried to sue the newspaper, but could not prove libel.
“I knew that I would have won if it wasn’t for the scandal,” Garcia said, who credits pageants for their ability to boost self-confidence. “I still believe in the pageant system.”
Garcia declined to give her age then but has since become more forthcoming. During a June 2015 interview with the syndicated hot talk radio show Rover’s Morning Glory, she revealed her feelings on the subject.
Rover, the show’s host, asked Garcia, “How old are you now, Lilian? I know you’re not supposed to ask a woman her age.”
“I have no problem with that whatsoever,” Garcia responded. “In fact, I like it when people talk about this.”
After being pressed again to give her age, Garcia said, “How old do you think I am?”
Rover responded, “28!”
She replied, “Ah, yeah right! Add 20 years to that! Seriously, I’m 48.”
Garcia continued, “I like talking about that because I feel that too many people put emphasis on a number, and on age. I think we all age differently, and bottom line is if I died tomorrow, they wouldn’t say how old, they’d say how young. And so I’ve always said, ‘If I’m young dead, I am young alive.'”
Rover then asked Garcia, “Do you ever get worried that they’re going to think, ‘You know, Lilian’s getting a little long in the tooth [Garcia laughs]. We need some 22-year-old hot piece of ass in here.’ Does that ever cross your mind?”
Garcia replied, “You know, I can’t focus on that. I can only go out there and do my job and do the best. I know that I’ve got a lot still to offer. I think it’s wonderful that WWE has allowed me to be there as long as I am. I think it says a lot for that organization as well to not be so worried about a number, and women, and being, you know, behind that. I’ve been the longest-running Diva there, and I’m very proud of my work there and I love working with this company.”
She continued, “I think it’s great, you know, whoever’s coming up. I just don’t look at people as numbers and if that person’s new and they’re 20-something-years-old. They can offer something at 20, but I can offer something in my 40s.”