Nikki Bella’s career was been filled with great opportunities so far. She almost snagged a big hosting gig in the United States that would have seen her reach a much wider audience.

During The Bella Twins’ podcast, Bella revealed that she auditioned for the hosting gig on Love Island USA, and that landed her in a binge watching session of Love Island UK. She had to get familar with the show, after all. In the end, Nikki was runner-up to Arielle Vanderberg.

“I auditioned to be the host for Love Island USA, that’s how I got hooked on Love Island UK. When I had the audition, I had to get familiar with the show. I got hooked and it made me really want [the role]. When I auditioned, I got a callback and I was really bummed because I was the runner up. Arielle Vandenberg, she’s the current host. If she would’ve said no, I would’ve been the host.”

After losing out on that role in 2019, Bella then landed another audition for a second reality television competition dating show, one that might be up her alley even more.

“After I lost the job for Love Island USA, which I was really upset about, I got another audition to host Ex on the Beach on MTV. I got it. This was my heaven. I booked the gig and I was so excited. I couldn’t believe I was going to be the new host of Ex on the Beach. Two days before I was leaving — I’m not going to say names — I was pulled. Mainly dealt with the reality show I was on. I was so upset,” 

Nikki Bella is not going to name any names, so we’re unsure if the decision to pull her came from MTV or WWE. Either way, that hosting gig for Ex on the Beach would have certainly propelled Nikki Bella’s career in a big way.

Bella seems to be happy with the way her career turned out. Her personal life is also blossoming and she is 10 pounds away from getting back to her pre-baby weight. All’s well that ends well for Nikki Bella.

H Jenkins

Years of experience in writing, journalism, and digging exclusive insider info for Ringside News opened the door for a new opportunity for Jenkins. With a history in finance, he broke into the journalism game by writing on blogs and other freelance websites before branching into sports and entertainment news. Being in tune with pop culture doesn't mean it has to make sense, but he tries. Favorite bands include any group from Seattle who formed between 1991 and 1999. 5 Ozzfests under his belt and 12 Warped Tours, but his last concert was a bluegrass AC/DC cover band that was not 100% terrible.

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