Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter
Lilian Garcia, on her podcast, talked about how she was asked to do bikini contests by WWE but turned them down because she was very self conscious about her body and the thought of parading her body in the middle of the ring was mortifying to her. She said when she told them she wouldn’t do it, she was freaking out and in tears and couldn’t explain to them why. She blamed it on the horrors of bulimia and body issues and knew if she did it she’d break down in the middle of the ring. She did swimsuit competitions in beauty pageants when she was younger, but noted that she had three bad years with bulimia issues, once where she threw up 15 times in one day, saying she’d drive to McDonalds and then to 7-11 to throw up. She said her teeth were turning grey and one day she threw up blood and that’s when she decided to get help and got help, but it lingers with her.