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Sasha Banks says modeling debut 'felt like my first wrestling match'

Banks and Naomi walked the runway at New York Fashion Week.
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Sasha Banks has opened up about her modeling debut at New York Fashion Week. 

She was joined by her tag team partner, Naomi, as they walked the runway last week in shows for Mister Triple X and Jessica Jade. Banks spoke to Page Six Style about the experience. 

“It felt chaotic. It felt like my first wrestling match all over again!” she said.

“I’m back to being the new girl. It felt like everyone was like, ‘Who’s this? Who’s taking my spot?’ But I just had to walk in with confidence like I knew what I was doing because this has been a dream of mine for such a long time, to be in the modeling space.”

Banks also spoke about her ring-name being a tribute to model/actress, Tyra Banks 

“Tyra, Adriana Lima, I grew up watching all of the Victoria’s Secret girls, so I always dreamt of being on a runway,” Banks continued. “Watching those girls, I was always like, ‘I want to have wings one day.’”

Banks commented on Naomi having participated in the event as well. 

“Trinity is my best friend, my soul sister, my partner in everything,” Banks said. “While I was channeling Tyra, Trinity was serving Naomi Campbell on the runway.”

“I want to walk in Paris and Milan next, but I’m also just trying to make my way through this modeling world and get in all the magazines. Vogue feels like a good start,” Banks continued. 

“To put on these beautiful, larger-than-life wedding dresses, I just felt like the queen, the princess, the boss that I am.” 

Paul 'Triple H' Levesque recently commented on the possibility of Banks returning to WWE during an interview with Ariel Helwani.

"Time will tell. I think in a lot of ways communication breakdowns are terrible. There was a communication breakdown there, for whatever reason. Starting back up that communication is not a difficult process but it can be a process and you have to go through the process. But she's an unbelievably talented woman who can do just about anything she wants, it just comes down to what does she want to do now."

"She's an unbelievable performer that I believe in with everything I have," Levesque said.

Naomi and Banks appeared together at C2E2 in August. They also attended at the premiere for Disney's She-Hulk later that month.