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Would Lilian Garcia Pose For Playboy? – 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.”
How Old Is Lilian Garcia? – You may find this hard to believe, but Lilian Garcia is 48-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 in his newsletter 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.
Who Is Lilian Garcia’s Husband? – 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.”
Garcia and Jozeph live together near the sunny beaches of Los Angeles, California.
Did You Know? – 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.
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 announcing, 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 numerous 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 ten-year career with WWE, Lilian emotionally bid farewell to fans on the September 21, 2009 episode of Monday Night Raw. Thankfully, this turned out to be a two-year sabbatical and this Diva’s angelic voice returned to WWE airwaves on SmackDown and once again, Raw.
Lilian Garcia Rocks WWE
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.”
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.
Garcia was humiliated—not a rare occurrence—on Monday Night Raw on April 2, 2007 when ECW World Heavyweight Champion Bobby Lashley ripped off her blue satin frilled skirt the middle of the ring, thus exposing 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.
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.
“Sorry I’m not at #Raw tonight. My dad is in the hospital and I am by his side,” Garcia explained on Twitter. “Pls pray 4 his recovery!”
Hulk Hogan Briefly Returns To WWE.com, Who Is The Ring Announcer In WWE 2K16?, Rousey-Divas Poll
August 6, 2015 – After several years, Lilian Garcia is once again the premiere ring announcer in a WWE video game.
“Soooo excited 2 announce that I am back in the @WWEGAMES & in a big way this year!” Lilian announced on Twitter on Thursday. “#WWE2K16 here I come!!”
At Gamescom this week, the first significant footage from WWE 2K16 was released and Garcia was shown as the ring announcer. She appeared in last year’s game, but only for the “Rivalries” mode focusing on famous WWE rivalries.
– Hulk Hogan’s profile on WWE.com was briefly reinstated on Wednesday after it was removed two weeks ago amid allegations that he made racist comments. However, his entrance video is back on the site.
– WWE.com has issued a poll asking fans which Divas faction Ronda Rousey would fit in best.