Živilė Raudonienė is a Lithuanian fitness model, bodybuilder and professional wrestler. She works for WWEunder the ring name Aksana. Raudonienė began her career as a bodybuilder at the age of 16, where she began her training. At the age of 17, she was the youngest participant in the 1999 IFBB Arnold Classic Contest. During her time as a bodybuilder, she won three medals in Bodybuilding Amateur World Championships (2 silver, 1 bronze). In October 2009, Raudonienė signed a developmental contract with World Wrestling Entertainment, and was assigned to Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW), WWE's developmental territory, where she became the Queen of FCW and won the FCW Divas Championship, and also becoming the first diva in history to have both titles simultaneously. In September 2010, she competed in the third season of NXT, but was unsuccessful in winning the competition. She made her debut to the main roster in August 2011, being attracted to SmackDown General Manager Theodore Long. In April 2012, she then began an on-screen relationship with Antonio Cesaro, also becoming his valet. In October 2012, Aksana began aligning herself with Eve Torres.