This is the case for ‘Legit’ Leyla Hirsch. Born in Moscow, Russia, the current member of the All Elite Wrestling’s women’s division has shown that height doesn’t measure heart.
Once she immigrated to the United States, Hirsch was adopted by a couple from the U.S. She initially called the Hillsborough Township in New Jersey home.
Leyla Hirsch began training in between the ages of 14 and 15, and she carried on amateur wrestling from high school to college. It was early on when she knew she wanted to be a professional wrestler.
I did amateur wrestling for five years throughout high school. My senior year I received a scholarship to wrestle for a university in Atlanta, Georgia.