Have nude photos of Lilian Garcia leaked online?
After multiple photos and videos depicting WWE Superstar Paige in highly sexual situations emerged online due to hackers, rumors began to swirl that this scandal involved other women from the wrestling world.
It all began on March 17, 2017, when explicit photos and videos of Paige leaked online.
Later that day, Paige said private photos belonging to her got stolen and shared without her consent.
“Personal and private photos of mine were stolen and unfortunately they were shared publicly without my consent,” Paige said in a statement on Twitter.
In the days after the leak, explicit material ranging from X-rated videos to topless bathroom selfies featuring other current or former WWE Superstars began to surface online.
WWE Superstar Summer Rae is one, while nude images of former WWE Superstars Kaitlyn, Maria Kanellis, Melina Perez, and Victoria also leaked online — Kanellis returned to WWE in June 2017 while Summer Rae got released the following October.
These leaks are part of a large hacking scandal that has resulted in personal photos of celebrities being stolen and distributed online.
A few days earlier, intimate photos of actresses Emma Watson and Amanda Seyfried began spreading on the dark corners of the internet. The leak — dubbed “The Fappening 2.0” in reference to a similar celebrity hacking scandal from 2014 — has targeted several other famous names.
In the midst of the scandal, rumors spread that hackers had targeted other wrestlers and more material was forthcoming.
“There have been claims that others will follow,” Wrestling Observer Newsletter editor Dave Meltzer said in his report on the scandal.
The claims turned out correct as nude photos of WWE Superstar Charlotte Flair leaked online in May 2017.
“Private photos of mine were stolen and shared publicly without my consent,” Flair said in a statement on Twitter. “These images must be removed from the Internet immediately.”
The photos show Flair taking several nude selfies in front of a mirror with her cell phone, which got fitted with a WWE-branded case.
Naturally, this has fans wondering if Garcia is one of the leak victims.
While it seems possible that naked photos of the former WWE ring announcer could leak online since she’s not exactly shy about showing some skin, it hasn’t happened … yet.
In 1999, Sable became the first WWE Diva to pose nude for Playboy, but she was far from the last, as Torrie Wilson and Chyna also posed. These Divas laid the groundwork for Candice Michelle, Ashley Massaro, Christy Hemme, and Kanellis to join Hugh Hefner’s list of cover girls. Naturally, this has wrestling fans wondering if Garcia would follow in their path.
In 2001, Garcia got asked during a magazine interview whether her fame in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE) had led to an offer from Playboy.
“No, not at all,” Garcia replied.
After the person conducting the interview seemed surprised by her answer, Garcia explained, “I’m not, and I’ll tell you why.
“My image with the WWF is very sexy but classy. Not that the other girls aren’t classy, but I’m just not willing to show as much flesh as the other girls are willing to do. That’s their thing. That’s fine for them if they choose to show a little bit more cleavage. I mean, I’m sure there are people who are offended that I’m wearing a miniskirt. But for me, a miniskirt is fine.
“But I’m sure the people at Playboy know not to even bother asking. It’s just not right for me.”