Thavana Monalisa is famous for being the daughter of the former WWE giant Rikishi. Apart from her father’s fame, she has earned her fans as a plus-size model, fashion designer, and songwriter. Thavana Monalisa hails from a family of renowned professional wrestlers known as the Anoa’i family. Three of her brothers followed their dad’s footsteps and are famous in the ring.
If you’re a fan of Thavana Monalisa and want to learn more about her life and that of her family members, this article has covered you.
Thavana Monalisa Age
Thavana Monalisa was born in San Francisco, California, the USA, on 29 June 1983 to Solufa Fatu, a.k.a Rikishi and Talisua Fuavai-Fatu. She was brought up in Sacramento, California, by her parents. With her four brothers, Thavana Monalisa was loved and well cared for by her family. There isn’t much information about her childhood or where she attended school. However, looking at her in her late thirties, her parents did a great job shaping her life.
In 2017, her father took to his social media platforms (Facebook and Instagram) to wish Thavana a happy birthday, and he wowed his fans with a sweet caption. He described his daughter as his little girl always despite her being older now, adding, “…I may not be able to carry you in my arms anymore, but I will always carry you in my heart. Daddy’s girl!!” From such a post, we can tell the bond between father and daughter doesn’t get broken even when they grow up.
Thavana Monalisa Siblings
Thavana’s parents have six children, and she is their only daughter. Her brothers include Joshua Samuel, Jonathan Solofa, Score Benz, Joseph, and Jeremiah Peniata Fatu. Of the five brothers, Jeremiah and Benz have kept a low profile, and we know little about their personal or professional lives. Jonathan Solofa and Joseph got signed to WWE, where Jonathan and Joshua perform as Jey Uso and Jimmy Uso on the Smackdown brand. Joseph performs alone on the NXT 2.0 brand as Solo Sikora.
Thavana Monalisa Parents
Talisa Fuavai-Fatu, Monalisa’s mother, was born in Pensacola, Florida, USA. She died of Covid 19 on 4 October 2020. Details of her childhood and upbringing are kept private. She married Solofa Fatu in 1985 and had six children together. Fuavai supported her husband greatly, and she did a great job raising their children, three of whom became professional wrestlers like her husband.
Rikishi, her father, was born Solofa Fatu Jr. on 11 October 1965. The professional wrestler goes by many names, but he mainly uses the ring names Rikishi and Fatu in WWE. Rikishi hails from the Anoa’i family of Samoan wrestlers, and it is no wonder he emerged a one-time Intercontinental Champion with WWE. He’s also a two-time World Tag Team Champion and a one-time WWE Tag Team Champion. To top up his success in the world of wrestling, his sons, wrestlers Jimmy and Jey Uso, inducted Rikishi into the WWW Hall of Fame in 2015.
Thavana Monalisa has, over the years, earned fans being a fashion icon and a plus-size model. Moreover, she’ll always be in the spotlight due to her family’s success in the wrestling world.