Evgeni Vladimirovich Malkin is a Russian professional ice hockey center and alternate captain for the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League. He currently wears number 71 on his jersey. Malkin began his career with his hometown club Metallurg Magnitogorsk, playing for their junior and senior teams. He was then selected second overall in the 2004 NHL Draft by the Pittsburgh Penguins, though an international transfer dispute delayed the start of his NHL career until 2006. After his first season with the Penguins Malkin was awarded the Calder Memorial Trophy as the NHL's best rookie. In his second season he helped lead Pittsburgh to the 2008 Stanley Cup Finals and was a runner-up for the Hart Memorial Trophy, which is given to the league's most valuable player. The following season saw Malkin win the Art Ross Trophy, awarded to the top-scorer in the NHL and again place second for the Hart Trophy. He and the Penguins again reached the Stanley Cup Final, winning the Stanley Cup championship this time around; Malkin was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as most valuable player of the playoffs. In 2012 Malkin was awarded the Hart Trophy and Ted Lindsay Award, awarded to the best player as voted on by the players, after winning the Art Ross Trophy for the second time; his 12-point lead was the largest margin of victory since 1999.
Miguel Cotto was born in Caguas, Puerto Rico on October 29, 1980. He started his boxing career at a young age and participated in amatuer competitions with his brother Jose. As early as age 16, Miguel became the Puerto Rican national amateru champion. In 2000 he moved up to the 139-pound division and became Puerto Rico’s amateur champion and won the gold medal at the Central American and Caribbean games. A year later started his professional career, winning his debut by TKO and went on to win 5 more bouts in 2001. In 2003 Cotto had a record of 15-0 and earned the WBC international light welterweight title. He defended the title by defeating the undefeated. Just three years later Cotto competed under the welterweight division and won 35-37 fights. Miguel Cotto became the first Puerto Rican fighter in history to win a world title in four different weight classes. Cotto is still an active boxer and also owns a boxing promotion which coordinate fight cards in Puerto Rico and also founded a non-profit organization that promotes physical activity and measures against infant obesity.
Born in Northern California in 1986, T.J. Dillashaw grew up in the rural town of Angels Camp. He followed his father’s footsteps as he began his wrestling career. Wrestling became a huge focus in Tj’s life at a young age. Dillashaw received a full ride scholarship to California State University of Fullerton, where he went on to be a three-time Division 1 National Championship tournament qualifier and was ranked one of the top 10 athletes in the nation. After college, T.j. planned on going to in the medical field but was unexpectedly introduced to Mixed Martial Arts by his former wrestling coach, UFC fighter Mark Munoz. Tj then decided to devote himself to the sport of MMA. By 2011 he casted on the 14th Season of The Ultimate Fighter where he made his way to the finals. Since he was successful on the TV show he signed a contract in the UFC. He was the UFC Bantamweight Champion and is now a member of Elevation Fight team located in Denver, Colorado.
Joanna Jędrzejczyk /yo-AN-nah yen-JREY-chik/, is a Polish mixed martial artist (MMA) who competes in the women's strawweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. She is the UFC Women's Strawweight Champion and the third European champion in UFC history after Bas Rutten in 1999, and Andrei Arlovski in 2005. As of July 22, 2016: she is the consensus #1 female strawweight, and #1 pound-for-pound female MMA fighter in the world. She is also currently the #7 pound-for-pound fighter in the UFC mixed gender rankings, making her the top female on the list. She is also a six-time world champion and four-time European champion in Muay Thai. Due to her surname being difficult to pronounce, Jędrzejczyk doesn't have an official nickname like other fighters. Fans and the media have instead given her unofficial nicknames, such as: JJ, Joanna Champion.
Vasyl Anatoliyovich Lomachenk is a Ukrainian professional boxer. He has held the WBO super featherweight title since 2016, having previously held the WBO featherweight title from 2014 to 2016. Known for his excellent hand speed, timing, accuracy, creativity, and lateral foot movement, Lomachenko is one of the most highly rated fighters in boxing today, as well as arguably the greatest amateur boxer of all time. Competing in the featherweight and lightweight divisions as an amateur, he won a silver medal at the 2007 World Championships, consecutive golds at the 2009 and 2011 World Championships, and consecutive golds at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics.
Yair Raziel Rodríguez Portillo (born October 6, 1992) is a Mexican mixed martial artist and Taekwondo black belt currently competing in the Featherweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He is ranked #10 in the official UFC featherweight rankings, and was the featherweight winner of The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America.
Sergey Alexandrovich Kovalev (born 2 April 1983) is a Russian professional boxer. He is a former unified light heavyweight world champion, having held the WBO title from 2013 to 2016, and the WBA (Undisputed) and IBF titles from 2014 to 2016. The Ring magazine named him their Fighter of the Year in 2014, and in July 2016 he was ranked as the world's best light heavyweight by The Ring and BoxRec; both of which also ranked him as the world's third best boxer, pound for pound. Kovalev is well known for his formidable punching power.
Bryan Danielson (Daniel Bryan) was born on May 22, 1981 in Aberdeen, Washington. Before wrestling came into Danielson’s life, he played football for his high school team. After graduating from high school, he decided to practice wrestling professionally at Dean Malenko’s wrestling school. And then trained under Shawn Michaels and Rudy Gonzalez at Texas Wrestling Academy. As he was touring the country he was signed to a developmental deal by the World Wrestling Federation and was assigned to the Memphis Championship Wrestling. He obtained publicity there and adopted his appellation “American Dragon.” In 2003 he went to make four non contracted appearances for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). A year later he won the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship. His beard is his trademark and his name is respected in the ring. It was the WWE who captured Bryan’s signature “YES” chant and altered it into a rallying cry, screaming it simultaneously.” He became a WWE four-time world champion; a three-time WWE Champion/ WWE World Heavyweight Champion and a one-time World Heavyweight Champion. He is now married to WWE Diva Brie Bella
The Bella Twins
Brianna and Nicole Garcia were born in San Diego, California and raised in Scottsdale, Arizona. Before wrestling was in the picture the twins both played soccer for a club team in Scottsdale. After graduating high school, the twins both returned to San Diego for college. Nikki played soccer for Grossmont College. They then decided to start trying to model, act, and do promotional work in LA. The twins made their first appearance on the Fox reality show Meet My Folks. After that the twins got hired to be the World Cup Twins for Budweiser. In 2006 they participated in the WWE search but did not make the cut. By 2007 they got signed by World Wrestling Entertainment and were assigned to Florida Championship Wrestling. The twins debuted on SmackDown in 2008 and defeated their opponent by using “Twin Magic”- which was when the twins switched places behind the referee’s back if one of them got hurt. In 2009, the Bella twins were drafted to the Raw-brand as part of the Supplemental Draft. In 2011 that tactic helped Brie beat Eve and win the Divas Championship. They then became the center pieces for the E! Reality TV show “Total Divas.” Aside from all the fame and fortune, the Bella twins are known for giving back to charities, being a role model for young kids, and promote awareness of environmental and animal cruelty issues.
Steven Hiroyuki "Steve: Aoki was on born November 30, 1977) is an American electro house musician, record producer, and music executive. In 2012, Pollstar designated Aoki as the highest grossing dance artist in North America from tours. Aoki has released several Billboard-charting studio albums as well, notably Wonderland, which was nominated for Grammy Award for Best Dance/Electronica Album in 2013. The first part of Aoki's two-part album, Neon Future I, was released on September 30, 2014, and reached No. 1 on Dance/Electronic Albums in the United States. The second album, Neon Future II, features artists such as Snoop Lion and Rivers Cuomo, and in Belgium it reached No. 93 on the Ultratop 200 Albums chart. The 2015 horror film The Hive features tracks from the album Neon Future by Aoki, who created the soundtrack and also serves as an executive producer. Aoki is also the central character in the documentary I'll Sleep When I'm Dead. He is the founder of the Steve Aoki Charitable Fund, which raises money for global humanitarian relief organizations.
Lala makes relatable videos in hopes of making people laugh. Her videos are on Instagram, Vine, Twitter, Youtube, Facebook, and tumblr. The internet sensation that you all know as "LaLaSizaHands89" has way more to her than just a great personality and sense of humor! LaLa, was born in Charleston, SC on October 24, 1989. Shortly after, her parents relocated to Pittsburgh, PA where she was raised up until middle school. Charlotte, North Carolina was the next stop. From there, LaLa attended E. E. Waddell Highschool and graduated in 2007. While in highschool she participated in cheerleading and track and field. Upon completion of highschool she went to the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and received her Bachelors of Arts in Spanish. Three days after walking across the stage she relocated to Atlanta, GA where she attended Empire Beauty School. She became a licensed cosmetologist, worked in retail for two years then switched to the insurance industry. After working for AllState for a little over two years, she was able to leave her job and focus solely on her entertainment career via Instagram. LaLa is constantly working hard to make a name for herself via social media in hopes of growing into something much larger than any social media platform. She is glad to have you all along with her for the experience.
Daymond Garfield John was born on February 23, 1969 and grew up in Queens New York. When Daymond was in high school he got the opportunity to participate in a program that enabled him to work a full-time job while also attend school on an alternating weekly basis. Daymond claims that this program introduced him to an entrepreneurial spirit. Daymond and his neighbor sold homemade hats for $10 each and made $800 in a single day. He would sell these hats at concerts and also neighborhood festivals. After setting up a shop in his mom’s basement, he then started FUBU: For Us By Us. This grew to include hockey jerseys, t-shirts, and basketball caps, all with the FUBU label. FUBU made mainstream apparel companies notice the potential for sportswear that attracts not just urban youth, but mainstream teens as well. Daymond created the FUBU Foundation and raised $1 million annually. After his success with FUBU, Daymond got the name “Godfather of Urban Fashion.” In 2009 Daymond joined the cast of Shark Tank, A show in which he and four other business executives listen to business pitches from ordinary people, and choose whether or not they want to invest in the project. Not only is Daymond a successful businessman, he also is a public speaker, brand ambassador for Shopify, and author.
Born and raised in California, Naya Rivera inherited her natural beauty and unforgettable talent from her successful family members. Her mother, Yolanda and sister Nickayla were both models and her brother Mychal was an NFL tight end on the Oakland Raiders.Naya appeared on a Kmart commercial when she was just a baby. Her first big role came in 1991, when she was on the cast of the CBS comedy The Royal Family. She had a guest appearance on Family Matters, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Smart Guy. Naya is best known for her role as a feisty cheerleader Santana Lopez on the Fox TV series Glee. Naya was able to expose her acting ability as well as her incredible vocals. In 2011 Naya signed a deal with Columbia Records to make a solo album; her first single, “Sorry,” a collaboration with Big Sean.
Kevin McHale was born on January 14th, 1988 in Plano, Texas. Before McHale became an actor, he was part of a boy band NLT, which means “Not Like Them”. The boy was discovered by Chris Stokes, and signed them to his label, The Ultimate Group. They opened for the Pussycat Dolls and made a guest appearance in the Bratz: The Movie. In 2007, he made a guest appearance on NBC’s comedy series The Office , also had a guest starred in three episodes of Nickelodeon's series Zoey 101 and starred in two episodes of HBO’s drama series True Blood. In 2009, Mchale landed a role as Artie Abrams in the musical comedy-drama series Glee. He was known as the one in the wheelchair after a car accident. Kevin was nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series four times, winning in 2010.
Llandel Veguilla Malave (Yandel) was born on January 14th, 1977 in Cayey, Puerto Rico. Before music was a part of his life, Malave worked as a barber in his hometown. Yandel is a Puerto Rican reggaeton musician, songwriter, and record producer. Yandel had a 15 year track record as a authentic superstar in the duo of Wisin & Yandel. The two met at school and shared a common interest in the same kind of music. Together they formed a duo called “Llandel” that got them nominated for many awards. In 2004, Yandel decided to go solo but still remained in partnership with Wisin. They created their own label, WY Records, and presented a partnered group, Los Vaqueros, whose self-titled debut secured them in the Top Ten spot, then hit the top spot on the U.S. Latin albums charts and sold over a million copies worldwide. Yandel was the only Latin artist included in the 2014 ESPN Music Issue Magazine and the first artist of his genre to have an HBO special.
Manny the Frenchie
Manny is a 4 year old French Bulldog from Chicago who rose to fame on Instagram and is now the world’s most followed French Bulldog on the internet! With a unique fondness of sleeping in the bathroom sink and his “Frenchie talk”, he has built a celebrity fan base and a network that reaches over two million people and growing! He is quite the philanthropist and is always finding creative ways to give back to both human and animal charities alike. Not only is he a monthly donor to a long list of charities, partial proceeds of all product sales from his very own t-shirt line, decorative pillowline, and other great products that sell on his website (www.mannythefrenchie.com) benefit charities as well. As if he wasn’t busy enough, Manny is also goingon a US Tour in 2015 - 2016 of several cities across the country in support of local charities and animal rescues.
Serinda Swan was born on July 11th, 1984 in West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Her mother was an actress and her father is a Canadian theatre director and actor who runs an acting studio on the north shore. At age three she starred on her first motion picture, Cousins. Since then she has been on commercials for “Macy’s”, “Milky Way”, “Much Music”, and “Absolute Poker”. She also has been on TV shows such as Supernatural, Blood Ties, and Smallville and Chicago Fire. She starred as Erica Reed in the series Breakout Kings. To go along with acting Serinda took her chance in modeling and became the face of Guess? Watches. When she’s not acting and modeling she is helping out with charities including United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets, Somaly Mam Foundation, and Heifer International.
SIR CHARLES BARKLEY
Sir Charles Barkley is a French Bulldog who lives in the fantastic Seattle, Washington. His fame arouse when his parents started posting pictures on Instagram when he was just a few weeks old. From the start, they posted pictures simply to show his friends and family what he looks like. Although the parents of Charles were not expecting to gain so many followers, they are beyond grateful that they get the opportunity to show the world Charles. Sir Charles Barkley enjoys: Sports, snorting, eating, swinging, spending time with friends and family, and meeting new people.
Jenna Ushkowtitz was born on on April 28, 1986 in Seoul, South Korea. At age three she was adopted by a family from East Meadow, N.Y., located on Long Island. Jenna’s parents put her into commercials and print jobs and at age 9 she was introduced to the Broadway community and was casted in the production The King and I as a royal child. As a child she apperared in Sesame Street, Reading Rainbow, and As The World Turns. She was an understudy in the Broadway production Spring Awakening and appeared in an episode of Disney Channel’s The Suite Life of Zack & Cody. Ushkowitz got the opportunity of a lifetime while she was on Spring Awakening. As Ryan Murphy was looking for his new high school musical drama for Fox, Glee, he found Jenna. After she impressed him she was offered the role of Tina Cohen-Chang. She is known for her overcoming her fake stutter and a shy personality. After her time on Glee was over she became an executive producer by producing the documentary Twinsters. This won the best Documentary Picture award at the 2015 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival. When she isn’t acting, she is a co-founder of Kindred Foundation for Adoption.