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Pro wrestling personality Mayra Dias Gomes graces May cover of FHM USA and celebrates being sober 

After gracing the February cover of Playboy Denmark, Brazilian best-selling author, pro wrestling personality and model Mayra Dias Gomes is now on the May cover of FHM USA, celebrating her sobriety with a very sexy photoshoot. 

The Brazilian personality, who’s best known as May Valentine to wrestling viewers, has been sober from alcohol for two years and five months, and has inspired fans by being open and honest about her journey, sharing details about her struggles on FHM mag.

In her best-selling debut memoir, published at 16, Mayra shared her battle with addiction and depression. She says problems began when she lost her father, Brazilian Oscar nominated writer Dias Gomes, in a car accident, when she was just eleven years old, and found out he had died through an internet article. 

She moved to Hollywood at age twenty one to work as a rock journalist, after becoming a best-selling author at just 19. 

After 10 years working as a writer in Hollywood, she decided to pursue professional wrestling, and was discovered by Smashing Pumpkins rockstar Billy Corgan, who brought her into his wrestling company, the NWA, where she’s an on air host. 

Mayra recently spoke to E! News about overcoming depression and addiction, stating “I had to wrestle my demons to get to where I am today, and want others to know it is possible to do the same. It’s not too late to start something new, and to become the best version of yourself”. 

She is currently writing a new memoir about the road to sobriety, and says she wants to empower others to openly share their stories too, adding that “once you admit you have a problem, vulnerability and self awareness can become your super powers.”

Follow Mayra Dias Gomes on Instagram: @mayradiasgomes

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