The WWE Diva Search was a talent competition held by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) which ran from 2003 until 2007. The aim of the contest was to find the newest WWE Diva to add to the WWE roster. The first winner was Jaime Koeppe, but she did not receive a contract like subsequent winners of the contest. Other winners included Christy Hemme, Ashley Massaro, Layla El, and the final winner Eve Torres. In addition to the winners of the yearly contest, WWE has hired several contestants as Divas. The show returns in fall 2015.
In 2003 WWE had its first Diva Search. However, unlike the later Diva Searches, the first Diva Search winner did not receive a contract. She did receive a photoshoot for an issue of WWE Magazine. Jaime Koeppe was named the first WWE Diva Search winner.
- Christy Hemme - Winner
- Carmella DeCesare - Runner-Up
- Joy Giovanni - 3rd Place - Giovanni was the first and only winner of the SmackDown! Rookie Diva of the Year award
- Amy Weber - 4th Place
- Maria Kanellis - 5th Place - Kanellis was awarded a contract with the WWE
- Tracie Wright - 6th Place
- Michelle McCool - 7th Place - McCool was the first diva to hold both the WWE Women's Championship and WWE Divas Championship
- Chandra Costello - 8th Place
- Camille Anderson - 9th Place
- Julia Costello - 10th Place
- Layla El - Winner
- Jen England - Runner-up
- J.T. Tinney - 3rd Place
- Milena Roucka - 4th Place - Roucka was offered a developement contract and made her televised debut in 2008
- Erica Chevillar - 5th Place
- Rebecca DiPietro - 6th Place
- Maryse Ouellet - 7th Place - Ouellet was offered a contract and has won the Divas title twice
- Amy Zidian - 8th Place - Zidian was offered a contract and became the on-screen girlfriend of Jimmy Wang Yang before being released for disrespecting Stephanie McMahon
- Eve Torres - Winner. Won the Divas Championship in 2010.
- Brooke Gilbertsen - Runner-up
- Lena Yada - 3rd place - Yada was hired for a short time with the WWE as a backstage interviewer on ECW
- Taryn Terrell - 4th place - Terrell served as ECW General Manager until its closure. Was released due to personal issues in 2010, while married to Drew McIntyre.
- Jessica Hatch - 5th place
- J. Kim - 6th Place
- Lyndy Frieson - 7th Place
- Naomi Kirk - 8th Place
Right after WrestleMania XXXI, Vince McMahon announced that new shows will air on the WWE Network, including a returning WWE Diva Search, which was expected to premiere in the fall. However, there currently has been no new edition of the Diva Search.
|WWE Diva Search contestants|
|Amy Weber • Camille Anderson • Carmella DeCesare • Chandra Costello • Christy Hemme • Joy Giovanni • Julia Costello • Maria Kanellis • Michelle McCool • Tracie Wright|
|Alexis Ondrade • Ashley Massaro • Cameron Haven • Elisabeth Rouffaer • Kristal Marshall • Leyla Milani • Simona Fusco • Summer DeLin|
|Amy Zidian • Erica Chevillar • Jen England • J.T. Tinney • Layla El • Maryse Ouellet • Milena Roucka • Rebecca DiPietro|
|Brooke Gilbertson • Eve Torres • J. Kim • Jessica Hatch • Lena Yada • Lyndy Frieson • Naomi Kirk • Taryn Terrell|
|WWE Diva Search themes|