Tough Enough’s Gabi Castrovinci Talks Her Elimination, Her Pick To Win, And What’s Next

Determined to be the first Brazilian Diva on the WWE’s roster, fitness model Gabi Castrovinci made the trek to Tough Enough for a shot at her dream. Unfortunately for her, the journey came to an end last night. Never afraid to speak her mind, she discussed her experience on the show, as well as her fans, her future, and the best-looking guys in pro wrestling.

With Spandex: What have you been doing since last night’s elimination?

Gabi Castrovinci: We had some dinner, I got a lot of drinks… I came home, I had a good night’s sleep, and now I’m all refreshed and ready to start all over again.

On the show, you became known for being the one who was comfortable with speaking your mind. Do you feel like that ended up creating a hostile environment towards you?

GC: You know, that’s absolutely true. I do speak my mind. If I have a problem, I’m going to say so. I do have personality, and a lot of people don’t, so that’s just who I am.

With cameras rolling 24/7 at the barracks, there’s a lot of footage that doesn’t make it to TV. Do you have a favorite moment that didn’t make it to air?

GC: Yeah… The promos we cut, one with King [Barrett] was pretty good, I did an awesome job. The other promo, we had to speak on character. Mine was the farmer’s daughter. Another moment that they didn’t show yesterday was a conversation I had with Patrick… We came from underground, we’re real people, so he totally supports me. I wish they had played that last night, because that would be sympathy for my fans, or even my haters. It was a very good conversation that got cut off.

Let’s talk about those fans for a little bit. In your promos last night, you were saying how important it was to you to be WWE’s first Brazilian Diva. Do you find that the Brazilian fans were treating you well on social media?

GC: Yeah, absolutely! Like I said, I’m going to be the first Brazilian Diva. That’s a fact. My Brazilian fans are very disappointed… I don’t want to get into details, but we did a huge campaign [on Twitter] that got changed at the end… I don’t know, they’re really upset, but I’m not going to let them down. I’m coming back, baby.

As far as the other cast members go, do you feel like you’ll be keeping in touch with anyone?

GC: Once again, when I got onto Tough Enough, I made it clear that I wasn’t there to make friends. I was there to win. If I do have any contacts, it’ll definitely be with Patrick. I can’t wait for him to win this show… He has the whole package. Knowledge, passion, athleticism. He’s going to win.

When Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins stopped by to talk about aspects of being a WWE superstar, you got pretty excited. Are there any other men in the WWE that you find particularly attractive?

GC: You know, I think The Rock is one of the most good-looking men that WWE ever had.

So, what’s next for you?

GC: Getting as much in-ring training as possible, promos… I’m going to get well-prepared for tryouts. I’m probably going to apply to the next Diva Search, and I’m going to bring on a much better package. For Tough Enough, they didn’t want contestants that had a history with wrestling. They want to teach you how to become one, you know what I mean? I have a lot to get ready for, because I’m not giving up.

Do you have any final messages for the fans?

GC: Yeah, absolutely, especially for my Brazilian fans. I just want them to know that Tough Enough ended last night, but today my WWE journey really begins. As soon as I get back home, I’m going to get back to the grind and just work as hard as I can. You’ll see me very soon back in WWE. I’m not giving up, I’m going to be emailing them every single day to bring me back, and I’m going to make my country proud of me. That’s all that really matters in Brazil, we’re all about the sports. They love the WWE. As a matter of fact, I started the hashtag #BrazilWantsWWETour. So, Vince McMahon, please make that happen!