This week I have an exclusive interview with the girl who is soon to be everyone’s #WCW: Kat Kelley. You’ve probably gotten distracted watching her between rounds as the ring girl for World Series of Fighting, but Kat is more than just another knockout. She’s a business owner and self-professed adrenaline junkie who shared her number one bucket list adventure with us.
Gabriel Gonzalez: So, you became a ring girl for WSOF by winning a competition. What goes into winning a competition like that when you’re up against all those other girls trying to win over the crowd? What do you think was the difference?
Kat Kelley: It’s all about charisma and being persistent.
GG: I’ve always thought that ring girls have the best seat at an event, what are the fights like for you being in the front row?
KK: It’s exhilarating. You get to see the fights firsthand.
GG: I imagine a woman must have a lot of confidence in herself to work in a bikini and strut her stuff in front of thousands of people. Were you always comfortable in your own skin or was there a specific moment that helped you turn the corner to do the work you do?
KK: It’s all about confidence and I am comfortable in my own skin.
GG: I’d like to ask you about WSOF’s Nick Newell who recently retired. His story as a one-armed amputee fighting professionally inspires so many people, what kind of fan reaction does he get when he competes?
KK: The crowd loved him. It’s unfortunate he retired.
GG: What’s the most exciting fight you’ve seen?
KK: Anthony Johnson and (Andrei) Arvolski
GG: Besides being a model you also have your own company Cigar Chicas. How did that come about?
KK: I was taught by my business partner the art of cigar rolling.
GG: How long have you been rolling cigars and what got you interested?
KK: I’ve been rolling cigars for a few years and I love cigars. I am a cigar aficionado.
GG: Your site shows you guys working a variety of events, some very picturesque and some very extravagant, what is the most unique event you have catered to?
KK: Playboy and Maxim.
GG: You’re also a self-professed adrenaline junkie, where do you stand on sky-diving vs bungie jumping? What’s scarier?
KK: I have never sky dived but have bungie jumped and I loved it. When the weather gets better I will sky dive.
GG: What is the most intense thing that you’ve done just for kicks?
KK: Buy flights to countries the night before.
GG: Is there something you won’t do?
KK: I will do everything. I will try everything once.
GG: What is your number one thrill-seeking activity on your bucket list?
KK: Swim with great white sharks in Cape Town.
GG: Finally, I’ve heard you’re a bit of a foodie. What is your number one go-to meal on a Friday night?
KK: Italian. Pizza and pasta.
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