Thavana Monalisa Fatu is popular for being the only daughter of the retired American pro wrestler Rishika. Her paternal side of the family are all pro wrestlers but the 39-year-old herself is a model and works in the fashion industry.
Personal life and education of Thavana Monalisa Fatu
Solofa Fatu Jr and his wife Talisua Fuavai welcomed their eldest child, Thavana Monalisa on June 29, 1983. She has four younger brothers, of which three of them are wrestlers. As the daughter of retired American pro wrestler Rishiki, Thavana Fatu is no stranger to the world of entertainment. The 26-year-old model and actress have appeared in several films and television shows, including the 2016 action movie “The Marine 5: Battleground” and the 2017 comedy “The House.”
Thavana graduated from the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in 2009. She has worked as a stylist and designer for several companies, including WWE and Nickelodeon. Thavana is married to fellow fashion designer Michael Costello. The couple has two sons, Malik and Micah.
Career of Thavana Monalisa Fatu
Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, Fatu began her modeling career at the age of 14. She has since graced the pages of magazines such as Maxim, Esquire, and GQ, and has also done commercial work for brands such as Nike, Adidas, and Puma. In addition to her work in front of the camera, Fatu has also appeared on stage, performing in a production of “Romeo and Juliet” at the age of 16.
In 2016, Thavana launched her own fashion line, “House of Fatu.” The line features casual, edgy, and feminine clothing for women of all sizes. Fatu’s film credits include roles in “The Marine 5: Battleground” and “The House.” She has also appeared on the television shows “NCIS: Los Angeles” and ” Hawaii Five-0.”
In addition to her work in fashion, Thavana is also passionate about giving back to her community. She is a member of the Samoan Legacy Foundation, which provides scholarships to Samoan students.
Who is Rishiki?
In 1993, Solofa Fatu Jr. made his pro wrestling debut as “Rikishi,” the twin brother of Samuel Larry Anoa’i Fatu, better known as “The Tonga Kid.” Though he was never as successful as his more famous brother, Rikishi enjoyed a long and successful career in the ring, winning multiple championships and headlining pay-per-view events. He was also a member of the famous Anoa’i wrestling family, which includes such luminaries as Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Roman Reigns, and Yokozuna.
Rikishi’s most famous moment came in 2000, when he deliberately ran over “Stone Cold” Steve Austin with a car, severely injuring him. In 2004, Rikishi was released from the WWE, and he returned to the independent circuit. In 2009 he announced his retirement from pro wrestling and was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2015.
Thavana is a strong, independent woman who is following her dreams and making a name for herself in the fashion world. She is an inspiration to women of all ages and a proud ambassador of Samoan culture. Outside of her work in entertainment, Fatu is also passionate about philanthropy. She is a supporter of the Wounded Warrior Project and has also worked with the Make-A-Wish Foundation.