For World Wrestling Entertainment, she went by the ring name Lana. She also worked as a professional wrestling valet, model, actress, dancer, and singer.
She was first discovered when ABC sports commentator Brent Musburger acknowledged her among a group of Florida State Seminole fans known as the Florida State Cowgirls. That spawned a modeling career.
Born Catherine Joy Perry, she grew up the oldest of four siblings. She married Bulgarian wrestler Alexander Rusev in 2016.
Also a singer, she briefly joined the girl group, No Means Yes, signed to Ne-Yo's record label in 2009.