Layla El

Layla El ( born June 25, 1977 in London ) is a British model, dancer and professional wrestler of Moroccan descent. She is currently under contract with WWE and there occurs regularly in their wrestling shows under her first name Layla on.

Work as a dancer

Before she came to the WWE in 2006, El was among other things a dancer for Carnival Cruise Lines, the Miami Heat franchise of the NBA and danced as well for Kanye West at the MTV Video Music Awards 2006. As a dancer she was, among others, in the short film Misfit ( 1996) with Kylie Minogue to see.

Careers at World Wrestling Entertainment

El got into the wrestling business by could take part in the doped with $ 250,000 WWE Diva Search competition in 2006. She was subsequently with the Diva Search Talent Show another competition on 16 August 2006 on SmackDown! win against JT Tinney and Jen England in the final.

El first appeared at SummerSlam 2006 in a backstage recording with several other Divas. Your first appearance on SmackDown! had in an interview with The Miz. She got the first time at Diva Trick-or -Treat Battle Royal match on 24 October 2006 in the ring, where they lost to The Miz according storyline.

January 23, 2007 El was transferred to the ECW brand, where she is a trio merged with Brooke and Kelly Kelly Extreme Expose with which they prepared also weekly dance routines in the show. Extreme Exposé dissolved later on with the outlet of Adams.

Layla was in 2008 added to the RAW brand, which she became the first WWE Diva with membership in all three brands. On July 7, 2008 El lost her debut in the tag team match with Jillian Hall against Mickie James and Kelly Kelly. Subsequently, she was mainly seen on the side of William Regal.

On April 15, 2009 El was changed to SmackDown .. From November 2009, it formed along with Michelle McCool a tag team named Lay-Cool and feuded against Mickie James and after their dismissal against Beth Phoenix. On May 14, 2010 was Lay-Cool against Beth Phoenix in a 2 -on-1 Handicap Match for the WWE Women's Championship, in which Beth El was able to pin and so was allowed to win their first title in the WWE. At Night of Champions McCool with the title of the Divas Championship was pooled and disabled. After the end of Lay-Cool in April 2011 El has been inactive since May 2011 due to a knee injury.

On April 29, 2012 El returned at Extreme Rules back, defeated Nikki Bella and won the WWE Divas Champion. The title they lost at Night of Champions on September 16, 2012 Eve.

Model activity

El was photographed for several magazines, including the King Magazine, Smooth Magazine and the cover of the first issue of Liquid Magazine. She posed for FHM well with the other members of Extreme Exposé. El appeared along with Beth Phoenix and Candice Michelle in the February 2009 issue of Flex Magazine.

In April 2007, El along with her ​​colleagues, Ashley Massaro, Brooke Adams, Kelly Kelly, Torrie Wilson, and Maryse Ouellet was seen in the music video for the single Throw It on Me by Timbaland featuring The Hives.

From 5 to November 9, 2007 El was seen in five episodes of Family Feud with other WWE members. She continued to appear on April 13, 2008 in an episode of Celebrity Fit Club Boot Camp as a trainer.

El also acted as host of the U.S. television series Artifax (1992) and the short film Early Bird (1983).



  • WWE


  • WWE
  • WWE Diva Search (2006)
  • PWI classified her in 2008 to the 39th place of the top 50 wrestlers in the PWI Female 50.