Sonya Deville has evolved since her 2015 Tough Enough appearance, arguably becoming the most successful member of the cast.
When speaking with WWE.com, the performer formerly known as Daria spoke out about her dream to compete, and how things have changed for her since her cable TV fame.
"My first time being inside the Performance Center was for the WWE Tough Enough tryouts, and although I knew hardly anything about sports-entertainment, I knew I wanted to be a part of this place. All I knew was that I loved to fight, I loved to perform and I loved being inside the WWE Performance Center. Here we are almost two years later and my mindset is the same as day one: I love being here and I love fighting, and with NXT, I get to do that almost every single day of the week. My life is amazing. I get paid to hurt people," said Sonya.
Deville picked up a win over Lacey Evans on a May episode of NXT. During the match, Deville unleashed some beautiful, natural strikes. To her, fighting is a mindset.
"From a very early age, I realized why I was put on this planet: to fight. Everything I have ever done in my life was to get me where I am now. All those years of training was preparation for this moment. So, yes, my mindset the second I walk out into that ring is simple: I'm going out there to decimate my opponent, and if you think it's going to end any other way, you better be ready to drag me off on a gurney. It's all or nothing for me. This isn't some stepping stone in my life or something I do for fun. This is my life," Deville said.
You can see the full interview at this link.