Friday, September 7, 2012

NGoN #149: April Hunter (@AprilHunter)

I am not much of a wrestling fan, but have been aware of April Hunter for quite a while now. I did talk briefly about April during La Semana de Luchar last year, but after watching Oh My Zombie Mermaid and mentioning her on Twitter, we talked a bit and I wanted to give her a shout out. Also I found cosplay pics of her as both Red Sonja and Xena, so that earns her a spot here with ease. Add the Code Red comic book with April as the heroine, and you have solid Nerd Girl of Note material.

As mentioned in the aforementioned post, April began as a fitness and glamour model before working with various Professional Wrestling federations. She has been part of Pro-Pain Wrestling, Jersey All-Pro Wrestling, Women's Extreme Wrestling, Total Non-Stop Action (TNA) Wrestling, and Carmen Electra's Naked Women's Wrestling League among others, and has wrestled in Japan, Germany, Canada and the US... Probably other places as well. She trained at the Professional Wrestling school of Władek "Killer" Kowalski, a name well known to wrestling fan, and a school that produced such talent as Triple H and Chyna. April is now involved in figure/bodybuilding competitions

So, check April out, particularly you wrestling fans. There are links below. As a reminder for new readers, the Nerd Girl of Note category is both for known female nerds but also women we nerds do or should be fans of.

Code Red issue #1

A rather internet-famous pic of April as Red Sonja. The little kid gets a lot of the attention, obviously.

April as Xena with The Dude and Hunter S. Thompson clones.



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