By Drew Olson Special to Published Jun 22, 2009 at 3:35 PM

Candice Michelle is no longer a Diva.

Well, at least not officially...

Michelle, who was known as Candice Michelle Beckman when she attended Greendale Martin Luther High School, gained fame during a five-year run as a "Diva" with World Wrestling Entertainment, which released her from her contract late last week.

Michelle, also known as the girl from the commercials and a Playboy cover layout, had been bothered by injuries over the past few years to her face, clavicle and ankle.

After WWE announced Candice Michelle's release, Candice posted a blog on a corporate Web site thanking WWE executives, current and past divas, and male wrestlers for contributing to her five-year run in WWE. The blog was subsequently removed from the site, but Michelle talked about moving on to "another journey."





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