After spending years modeling and acting, Candice Michelle was hired by WWE in 2004, after she participated in the WWE Diva Search. Outside wrestling, she is considered to be a s*x symbol and is known as the Go Daddy Girl, performing in the company's annual Super Bowl commercials.
She also posed for a cover and n**e pictorial in the April 2006 issue of Playboy. At Vengeance in 2007, she defeated Melina to win her first WWE Women's Championship and became the first former Diva Search contestant to win a WWE title. She was released from her WWE contract on June 19, 2009.
She made a return to WWE on the Raw Reunion episode on July 22, 2019 and became the second woman to win the WWE 24/7 Championship. On the latest Chasing Glory, Michelle reflected on working with Beth Phoenix: “My biggest highlight was when I was in my storyline with Beth Phoenix.
And there was a point where it was going so good. It was when I really grasped the philosophy of a wrestling match. Because when you come in from Hollywood, they don’t train you on anything … it’s like, ‘You figure everything out.’ There’s no like, protocol, there’s no going to TV beforehand, it’s like throwing you to the wolves.
[laughs] … So obviously, I had no idea what the philosophy of a wrestling match is. And I actually remember when I was working a little bit with Trish Stratus. And I was like, ‘I can do that.’ She made it look so easy, but it was so easy because she put in so much work.
I didn’t know that at the time, like, ‘I can do that too. This is easy!’. And I didn’t give her the respect she probably deserved at that time, because I thought I could do it too. And then you get in there and you’re like, ‘Whoa.' ”