Lilian Garcia - Biography
Lilian Garcia was born in Madrid, Spain,
where she lived for 8 years on an American military
base. Lilian began singing as a child, and later
relocated to the Columbia, South Carolina. In South
Carolina, Lilian graduated from Irmo High School
and the University of South Carolina. During these
early years, Lilian pursed a career in singing.
On August 23, 1999, Lilian Garcia made her World Wrestling
Entertainment debut as a ring announcer, which furthered
her singing career... Due to her WWE
job, she sung on the Macy's Day Parade and "Regis
& Kelly." She also opened up for The James Brown Tour,
and joined Aretha Franklin, Boyz II Men, Ray Charles---among
others---as a Wrestlemania National Anthem performers,
when she sang in 2000. She has sung jingles for Coca-Cola,
Toyota, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Ford and McDonalds
and WWE Superstars Themes--including Torrie Wilson's
former theme song "Need A Little Time" for the WWE
has not only shared her voice in the world of wrestling
but has also mixed it up in segments and storylines
with WWE superstars, making her a bona fide WWE Diva.
In the midst of a 1999 Chyna vs. Jeff Jarrett feud,
Jarrett went an a tirade, attacking female wrestlers
and WWE women. On the September 13, 1999 episode of
RAW is WAR, wrestler Luna Vachon picked up a win over
Jeff after she was struck with a guitar by the WWE
Women's Champion: Ivory. Lilian made the announcement,
which angered Jeff Jarrett, who then applied a figure-four
leg-lock on Lilian. Weeks later she got her revenge
of Jarret, as she teamed up with the likes of Jacqueline,
Chyna, The Fabulous Moolah--among other women--to
ambush Jeff Jarret with household items.
Another early highlight in her WWE
career was a 2002 in a mini-feud with WWE announcer;
Howard Finkle. This led up to August 26, 2002 on RAW,
where she beat Howard Finkle in an
Evening Gown/Tuxedo match, which enabled her to keep
her position as Raw ring announcer.
She went on to grace the pages of many
WWE diva swimsuit magazines, as well as continue to
pile up memorable WWE Diva moments... whether it was
getting her top ripped off by Jackie Gayda (November
24, 2003 - Raw) or being kissed on the lips by Christy
Hemme (October 18, 2004 - RAW). Perhaps her most memorable
TV moments came with a love angle between herself
and wrestler: Viscera. The storyline went as far as
Lilian asking Viscera to marry her; however, she was
rejected for The Godfather's "Hos." Viscera later
asked for forgiveness and the storyline continued.
Later, Charlie Haas was thrown into the mix, causing
Viscera and Haas to feud over her. Lilian ended the
romance by saying she only wanted to be friends with
bother men, causing her to suffer a Samoan Drop from
On the September 21, 2009 episode of Raw, it was announced
that she was retiring from the WWE after her 10 year
stint. It was her last night on the show. During her
retirement, Lilian made a few WWE appearances... on
November 16, 2009, prior to Raw in Madison Square
Garden, Lilian sang the The Star-Spangled Banner.
The following year, on the April 19, 2010 edition
of Raw, Lilian filled in for Raw announcer Justin
Roberts after he was stranded in Europe.
On December 6, 2011, Lilian Garica made her return
to the company, as Smackdown's ring announcer.