Initially earning her spotlight on the “Dancing with the Stars'” second season, Stacey Keibler has since produced a diverse resume. It keeps on growing. SheKnows caught up with the former Nitro Girl for World Championship Wrestling during a scorching New York City July event celebrating a Maxim and Cosmo dream-team survey.
Stacey Keibler teamed up with Maxim and Cosmopolitan magazines to survey guys and girls concerning their thoughts on the state of guy’s skin today.
As for the results? Drum roll please!
The survey found that women care a lot about guys’ skin, yet men don’t think it’s an issue.
Here is Keibler, an actress expanding her career with comedic turns on ABC’s “George Lopez Show” and “What About Brian,” in all her statuesque glory.
SheKnows: What are some things you learned from being on “Dancing with the Stars”?
Stacey Keibler: I really truly feel blessed that I had that opportunity to do that. There was so much discipline (that) it really took over my life. I had more confidence and it really helped me grow. It was a really amazing time in my life.
SheKnows: Do you watch the show now?
Stacey Keibler: I do!
SheKnows: How does acting compare to wrestling or are they two completely different worlds?
Stacey Keibler: They’re almost opposites in so many ways. With wrestling you’re performing in the arena whereas acting you have to take everything down a notch. Everything’s very big in the wrestling world and things are a little intimate and smaller with acting. Once you can perform in front of an audience, or a live show, you can do that with anything. Performing in front of 60,000 people was a great foundation for me, especially doing a sitcom. I love a live audience. When I do George Lopez’s show, he was telling me that a lot of guest stars forget about the audience because they’re not used to that feel and energy.
SheKnows: It sounds like it’s such a rush of adrenalin!
Stacey Keibler: I really, really love it. There’s nothing else I do in my life like the rush that you get from being in front of an audience. I moved to LA and started taking acting classes. When I’m not working, I’m in class three to four days a week and I feel like I’m just starting out a new chapter of my life.
SheKnows: What advice would you give to women who want to make a change in their life like you’re doing?
Stacey Keibler: I truly believe that if you have a dream and you can definitely make your dreams happen. It might not happen tomorrow. It might happen in five years, but it will happen if you’re consciously focused.
SheKnows: If you weren’t pursuing an acting career, what would you be doing?
Stacey Keibler: I started as a biology major and switched to mass communications. I’ve always been really good with math and science. I wanted to be a physical therapist. I’ve always wanted to do something with kids.
SheKnows: How do you juggle everything? It sounds like you’re super busy!
Stacey Keibler: Honestly, from wrestling I was on the road four days a week or more. When you’re on that schedule for one year with the stuff we had to do, it can be difficult. But, I wasn’t jet-lagged because my body was so used to it. After doing it for so long, everything else seems so easy now. I’m just able to do it and take it day by day.
Food and fitness
SheKnows: What do you do when you’re not working or in school?
Stacey Keibler: I work out. I like to cook and hang out with my friends. I like to get out of LA every chance I can and just go relax wherever. Most of my time is working in one way or another.
SheKnows: What projects are you currently working on?
Stacey Keibler: I just finished shooting a project for ABC Family called “Samurai Girl,” based off a comic book. It comes out September 5, 6 and 7th. Six episodes will air, all in one weekend!
SheKnows: Do you have any vacation plans for the summer?
Stacey Keibler: I’m going to go home and see my parents in Baltimore and my boyfriend’s working on a movie so I have time to go and visit him a couple of times. After my boyfriend’s done shooting, we’re trying to go to Europe. We haven’t picked the exact location because we never know what’s going on, if we can actually go anywhere.
SheKnows: Sometimes it’s fun planning a last minute trip, too.
Stacey Keibler: Yeah, it is.
SheKnows: How do you stay so focused while managing so much?
Stacey Keibler: I’m a hard worker. I’m always trying to set new goals for myself and keep myself busy. I’ve made time for fitness and health and I live a pretty healthy lifestyle. I’m just trying to do it all!
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