Sonya Deville was lately interviewed by Selection and spoke about being WWE‘s first overtly homosexual feminine wrestler. She additionally spoke concerning the incident final summer time involving an obsessed fan breaking into her residence.
With Pleasure month kicking off this week, Deville spoke about being a job mannequin and voice for the LGBTQ+ neighborhood.
“I actually simply need to be a voice for the neighborhood in sports activities — particularly, within the WWE,” stated Deville. “I need to let folks know that their sexuality doesn’t outline them and the way they determine doesn’t outline them. And I’m an ideal instance of it.”
She additionally spoke about popping out on an episode of Powerful Sufficient and worrying that it might harm her possibilities of getting employed by WWE.
“I truthfully thought that was going to harm my possibilities of getting employed. That’s simply how naive I used to be,” she continued. “I didn’t settle for myself, so I didn’t assume anybody else was going to just accept me.”
Deville was additionally requested concerning the incident involving an obsessed fan breaking into her residence final summer time.
“So the trial hasn’t even begun but,” Deville stated of the case. “We’ll most likely be coping with that for the following several months. However I’ll undoubtedly communicate on it as soon as it’s all legally wrapped up. There are issues that I need to say that I feel might assist performers, and simply folks typically, sooner or later.”
Sonya Deville on Receiving Messages From Followers
Regardless of the ordeal, Deville nonetheless loves listening to from her followers. She gained’t cease being a voice for individuals who look as much as her.
“I’d say that about 70% of my fan base is a part of the community one way or the other, a way. I get messages always on Instagram and Twitter and emails, simply all of the folks at all times asking me like, ‘Hey, do you’ve gotten any recommendation on how I ought to come out?’ Or ‘Thanks. You helped me really feel OK with myself and my sexuality.’ That’s actually the explanation I exploit my voice.”