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Ariane Nicole Andrew (born November 3, 1987) is an American professional wrester formerly signed with WWE under the ring name Cameron. After winning a non-televised 2011 Diva Search, she briefly competed on the 2011 season of WWE Tough Enough before becoming the first competitor to be eliminated. However, she was signed to the WWE anyway and debuted in its then-developmental center, FCW, under the ring name Cameron Lynn. Just one year later, she joined Naomi as a valet for Brodus Clay and they quickly formed the all-female tag team of The Funkadactyls, rising to success within the Divas division independent of Brodus. In 2014, Cameron and Naomi feuded with each other. Ariane has also been featured as one of the main cast members of Total Divas.

WWE announced her release from the company on May 6, 2016, but she did make a one night only return for the 2022 Royal Rumble.

She made an appearance in All Elite Wrestling on July 29, 2020 edition of Dynamite, where she teamed with Nyla Rose for their Women's Tag Team Cup Tournament. In 2023, she also announced that she was setting up her own promotion, Pound Town Wrestling as a GLOW and POWW throwback.

Tropes associated with Cameron:

  • A-Cup Angst: Had an episode of this trope on Total Divas.
  • Ascended Meme: Cameron's Catchphrase (see below) ended up being printed on a t-shirt, was the name of her single and of her finishing move.
  • Asian Airhead: She's half-Asian, and plays a bit of a ditzy heel.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Despite her friendly smile, Cameron can get incredibly bitchy from time to time, most notably during the Kaitlyn secret admirer fiasco and in the aforementioned Superstars match against Natalya.
  • Bitch Slap: Temporarily turned heel in a Superstars! match by slapping Natalya over a "pup" taunt.
  • Buxom Beauty Standard: Total Divas reveals that, while Naomi is naturally well-endowed, Cameron has fairly small breasts and relies on padding in her ring gear to achieve a curvier, sexier look. This eventually led to a weird variation of a Wardrobe Malfunction: though only live fans sitting in the front row of a corner of the arena could see it, and even then only if they were focused on Cameron, visible padding was starting to come out of her top while she watched a tag team match featuring the Great Khali and Tons of Funk vs 3MB. Total Divas later revealed this to be a Bella Twins prank.
  • Canon Name: "Cameron Lynn" was only her full name in FCW, but it is accepted as her proper full name by fans on the main roster anyway, similar to A.J. Lee who lost her last name but eventually reclaimed it.
  • Catchphrase: "Girl, Bye". Also, "The Bomb dot com".
  • Catholic School Girls Rule: Sometime after the break-up of The Funkadactyls, Cameron changed her ring-gear to make it look like a sexy schoolgirl outfit.
  • Cute, but Cacophonic: Her screams. And in real life she's even WORSE.
  • Do Not Call Me "Paul": Averted on Total Divas, where she is referred to by her real name, Ariane.
  • Epic Fail: In a Superstars match against Alicia Fox, she took a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker and just remained still in the middle of the ring. Fox hit the ropes and had to visibly stop when Cameron was obviously out of position. Fox then quickly rolled Cameron up for three for an obvious rushed finish.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: At the start of Cameron's Face–Heel Turn, she started wearing her hair curly when it had previously only been straight.
    • For her match against former partner Naomi, she debuted new gear and a new hair colour - going back to two-toned black and blonde hair.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Circa July 2014 on the main roster. First signaled by her bullying of Paige, heelish tactics, It's All About Me attitude, Unsportsmanlike Gloating, and her resentment towards Naomi for not defending her from Paige on 6/17's Main Event.
  • Finishing Move: A DDT called Girl Bye.
  • Genki Girl:
  • Good Is Not Nice: As a face. See Bitch in Sheep's Clothing above. She is, however, very loyal to Naomi and her Total Divas cast mates. Or at least she was...
  • Hairstyle Malfunction: She wore a blonde wig in FCW and in one of her matches, it got ripped off, embarrassing her.
  • Hand Wave: In her September 15, 2014 Raw match, Cameron clearly botched a pin attemptnote , but she played it off in a tweet by claiming that she was just being a "trendsetter." To her credit, the explanation fits in with Cameron-the-character's over-inflated ego.
  • Heel: In an interview, Cameron said her goal was to become a top heel. Suffice to say it did not work out.
  • Heel–Face Turn: When she was in FCW, she was initially a heel, only to become a face for her partnership with Naomi.
  • Hidden Depths: Before WWE Tough Enough she worked as a behavioural therapist for autistic children.
  • It's All About Me: Displayed this attitude in spades on the June 23, 2014 episode of RAW. She was supposed to be doing commentary on Naomi's match with Alicia Fox, but monopolized the conversation in favor of talking about herself and trying to rile up fellow guest-commentator Paige. The result was that no one else got a word in edge-wise and the match became more about Cameron than the actual wrestlers participating, especially because the camera kept cutting to the commentators's table to catch Cameron being awful. When she got called out on her self-centeredness by the other commentators, she flat-out said that, of course, it is all about her.
  • Ricky Morton: Usually played this role when The Funkadactyls were wrestling. Surprising because she's the greener girl and the more experienced one tends to fill this role (giving the less experienced worker less ring time). This is likely due to WWE wanting to promote Naomi as the star of the team.
  • The Runner-Up Takes It All: To an absurd degree: she was the first contestant eliminated from WWE Tough Enough, the first to get signed and debut on TV, and ended up as the only remaining cast member from that season of the show to be employed by the WWE in any capacitynote .
  • Sassy Black Woman: Her sass is more akin to Genki Girl than the traditional portrayal of this trope but still fits.
  • Self-Deprecation: A fan tweeted her this meme (see Never Live It Down on Cameron's YMMV page for context). Her response was "I freaking love it."
  • She-Fu: Not as much as Naomi since she's not a trained dancer, but she still does the splits in a few of her moves.
  • The Jannetty: To Naomi of the Funkadactyls.
  • Unsportsmanlike Gloating: A non-verbal version (over-the-top cheering, climbing up on the post, and dancing around) after Naomi beat Paige on 6/17's Main Event... when Cameron herself hadn't even taken part in the fight. She goes too far when she shoves Paige when the latter was trying to congratulate Naomi, earning her a well-deserved beatdown. Naomi, visibly put-off by her team-mate's attitude, didn't bother to intervene and in fact quickly slapped Paige some skin when Paige tried again to shake her hand after the fact. Cameron was very unhappy with Naomi afterward, eventually culminating in a split-up of the Funkadactyls.
  • Vanity Is Feminine: In her current heel run. She will primp before a match, check her reflection in a mirror, touch up her make-up, etc., up until the last possible moment — and even then, the referee might have to step in and force her to stop.
  • Wardrobe Malfunction: She suffered one at WrestleMania 30 where her top came undone.

Girl, Bye!

Alternative Title(s): Cameron Lynn