|Real Name/Full Name||Bianca Nicole Blair|
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:||Bianca Belair|
|Birth Place:||Knoxville, Tennessee, United States|
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:||9 April 1989|
|Age/How Old:||33 years old|
|Height/How Tall:||In Centimetres – 170 cm |
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 7″
|Weight:||In Kilograms – 75 Kg|
In Pounds – 165 lbs
|Eye Color:||Dark Brown|
|Parents Name:||Father – Leonard Blair |
Mother – Travonda Blair
|Siblings:||Leonard Jr., Jeffery Phillips, Jermaine, and Jaster|
|School:||Austin-East Magnet High School|
|College:||University of South Carolina |
Texas A&M University
University of Tennessee
|Husband/Spouse Name:||Kenneth Crawford (Montez Ford) (m. 2018)|
|Net Worth:||$5 Million|
|Last Updated:||November 2022|
Bianca Belair is a renowned professional wrestler who is currently signed in to WWE. In WWE, she performs under a ring name Bianca Belair on the SmackDown brand. Currently, she is the champion in the WWE Smackdown Women, which is her first reign. They came to be among the first African American to make headlines in WrestleMania together with Sasha Banks.
Before Bianca, Belair was mainly known as the EST of NXT, but currently, he is now the EST of WWE. She gained much of her popularity after earning the All-American and All-SEC honors, which paved the way to her success. Keep reading this article as we share more details regarding the net worth, biography, early life, personal life, and career details regarding Bianca Belair.
Biography and Early Life
Bianca Belair was born on 9th April 1989 in Knoxville, Tennessee, in the United States of America. Her current residence is in Orlando, Florida, USA. Her full name is Bianca Nicole Crawford, and she contains the Afro-American ethnicity. Her father’s name is known as Leonard Blair, while her mother is known as Travonda Blair.
Additionally, she also has four siblings known as; Leonard Jr., Jeffery Phillips, Jast, and Jermain. While in her early life, she got involved as an athlete following the passion she had for her career. She claims that the history of her family, starting from her grandfather, inspires her career since her childhood.
Belair attended school in his birthplace area at Knoxville, Tennessee, in Austin-East Magnet High School. While in school, she got involved in several sports in which she had much success in different sporting activities. During her time in school, she was a track and field athlete in which she competed in the hurdles.
In her Higher education life, she attended 3 universities which include the University of South Carolina, Texas A&M University, and later she went to complete her studies at the University of Tennessee. At the University of Tennessee, she got named to the SEC’s Academic honor roll for 2011 and 2012. During the time she was in the university, she was a powerlifter and a CrossFit competitor. Following this, she got featured in Crossfit.com, Femme Rouge Magazine, and in RX magazine. Nevertheless, her shifting rib syndrome forced her to abandon her career in Crossfit.
Personal Life: Husband, Kids, Family, Marriage
Bianca Belair got engaged in 2017 to her fellow professional wrestler known Kenneth Crawford. Kenneth competes on SmackDown with the ring name Montez Ford. They later tied the knots on 23rd June 2018. Though they don’t have children together, Belair became the stepmother to Montez Ford’s two children, who were from the previous relationship he was in.
Is Bianca Belair Lesbian/Gay?
No, Bianca Belair is neither gay nor lesbian. She is of a straight sexual orientation and in her love life together with her husband, Montez Ford. She has had no rumors regarding her being gay or lesbian.
Bianca Belair commenced her career as a CrossFit competitor together with being a powerlifter in her university. She was, however, forced to stop her career following an Intercostal Chondritis that is known for shifting the rib syndrome.
Following the end of her CrossFit career, Bianca joined the WWE prospects through which she gave out her details. She then later received a social media message from Mark Henry, who was a WWE veteran, that informed her that she could receive a trial following her profile on the CrossFit career. After having the trials done, she got a contract signing to WWE on 12th April 2016. Her signing was allocated to the WWE Performance Center located in Orlando, Florida.
She then made her first appearance in WWE on a segment known as NXT live event in June 2016, where she claimed to be the ‘EST of NXT…. Prettiest, worst, strongest. She, however, faced a defeat on her first featuring. She was later featured in NXt in September 2016, where she defeated Aliyah.
In the following NXT Women’s Championship, she was eliminated by her opponents known as Payton Royce and Billie Kay. She later defeated Aliyah together with Sage Backett in the Me young Classic, though eliminated on the second round by Kairi Sane, who became the winner of the championship.
Belair commenced having success in her career, which saw her have several defeats, including defeating Lacey Evans, Candice leRae, Dakota Kai, Aliyah, and Deonna Purrazzo. This saw her get featured in the WrestleMania Women’s Battle Roayl on WrestleMania 34. Nevertheless, she got eliminated by Becky Lynch.
In December 2018, she won against Mia Yim, Lacey Evans, and Io Shirai, which saw her win the Fatal 4-Way match. As a result of this, she became the contender for the NXT Women’s Champion. She then lost her undefeated streak of 367 days in January 2019 after losing to Baszler.
Bianca Belair won the Women’s Battle Royal in the NXT Women’s Championship in January 2020, where she won against Rhea Ripley. She was then featured in the Women’s Royal Rumble Match as a Number 2 after the elimination of other legends in wrestling. She, however, was defeated by Charlotte Flair after 33mins and 20secs.
She saved The Street Profits, the team his husband Montez Ford plays for severally. She was drafted to the Smackdown brand in 2020, in which she defeated Natalya and Billie Kay in October 2020. In January 2021, she won the Royal Rumble Match by eliminating Rhea Ripley, making her the second African American superstar after The Rock to win in WWE history. She was in the match for 52 minutes which was a record in the Women’s Roayl Rumble match.
Later, she challenged Sasha Banks in WrestleMania 37 hence winning the Smackdown Women’s Championship, which was her first title to win in her career.
Awards and Achievements
Bianca Belair has been very passionate about her career. Through her determination in her career, she has seen several successes, which have seen her win several awards. Some of her awards and achievements she has had include the following;
- She got racked 9 on the 10 Female Wrestlers of the year 2018
- In 2020, she got ranked 23 in PWI Women’s 100 on the top 100 female wrestlers
- She is the first African-American woman on the headline WrestleMania and to win WWE title.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Bianca Belair in 2022
Bianca Belair has an estimated net worth of $5 Million. This comes from the several wins she has had in her career. In addition to this, she has been featured in several competitions. Her net worth is expected to keep increasing with the expectation of having several wins in the future.
Bianca Belair Social Media Platforms
Bianca Belair has been active on social media platforms from which she has a following of more than 331k in her Twitter account, 785k followers on Instagram and 1.3M on her Facebook account.
You can follow her from the following:
Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know
- She maintains a long weave which she also uses in attacking her opponents at times.
In conclusion, Bianca Belair has had an amazing story. Though she had invested in a different career line while in her education days, she was later forced to stop the career, which later saw her get into wrestling. Her ladder is increasing, and she is expected to have much more success in her career following the determination and passion she has for her career.