What a rollercoaster tonight’s episode was! From thinking that I was going home in the emotional shootout, to winning the whole thing and earning a total of $150,000 for the USO!!! I’m still in disbelief! It just goes to show what you can accomplish when you believe in yourself, and don’t count yourself out too early. I went into this competition knowing I wasn’t the strongest, the fastest, or the most experienced, but I believed in my ability to learn quickly, and follow the lead of my operative, Grady…. Ok… I’ve just got to say it… A WOMAN WON STARS EARN STRIPES! Woooohoooooo. And Grady won a sweet F-150 Ford Truck! He better let me go for a ride in it some day!

Thanks to everyone who supported me and Grady Powell “Team Long Hair Don’t Care”! It was an amazing experience, and one that I will never forget. This competition exposed me that much more to the bravery and skill of the people protecting our country, both domestically and abroad. While I am proud of my success in this competition, I know that it doesn’t come close to comparing to the accomplishments of our nation’s real heroes. My appreciation for our troops is unwavering, and I hope that through Stars Earn Stripes, every one of you got a glimpse of what our law enforcement, and service men & women truly stand for. Regardless of your opinions on the war, I hope we can all agree that our troops make incredible sacrifices for our country’s wellbeing. Next time you see a uniformed military/law-enforcement, or meet one of our country’s veterans, remember to thank them for their service. I am sure they would appreciate the gesture.

To find out more about my charity, the USO, visit http://www.uso.org/

Be sure to check out the rest of the “behind the scenes” photos of Stars Earn Stripes!!

We practice while everyone else chills!

The vessel where the final mission took place

The final three… Dean, Picabo, and Me!

This is what we call a game face

Me and Grady before the mission

Torres Time

The last pep talk before we go on our final mission

After the mission – all smiles with our performance!

This is what it’s all about!

This is Team Torres, special thanks to the great hair and makeup team Collette Slattery and Kristina Duff!

Way to ruin a moment… Grady is a hair sniffer.


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  • Dayanara

    LOVED every minute of tonight! You are AMAZING! Keep up the fabulous work (and thanks for the pictures)!

  • Dayanara

    LOVED every minute of tonight! You are AMAZING! Keep up the fabulous work (and thanks for the pictures)!

  • CRYS LIBS

    I LOVE YOU SO MUCH! YOU’RE AMAZING!!! I can’t believe you actually made it all the way to the end!!! You’re my new hero. <3

  • CRYS LIBS

    I LOVE YOU SO MUCH! YOU’RE AMAZING!!! I can’t believe you actually made it all the way to the end!!! You’re my new hero. <3

  • CRYS LIBS

    I LOVE YOU SO MUCH! YOU’RE AMAZING!!! I can’t believe you actually made it all the way to the end!!! You’re my new hero. <3

  • http://twitter.com/chiofsteel Chi-Hung Ta

    Dean Cain was my fave heading in, but you earned my respect with the way you dominated that competition! Best part is I can continue watching you on Raw! What’s next for Dean?

  • http://twitter.com/chiofsteel Chi-Hung Ta

    Dean Cain was my fave heading in, but you earned my respect with the way you dominated that competition! Best part is I can continue watching you on Raw! What’s next for Dean?

  • http://twitter.com/chiofsteel Chi-Hung Ta

    Dean Cain was my fave heading in, but you earned my respect with the way you dominated that competition! Best part is I can continue watching you on Raw! What’s next for Dean?

  • Billy Stewart

    So happy my favorite WWE Diva & celebrity crush :) won this. I’ve earned even more respect for the troops and law enforcement than I had before. Team Long Hair Don’t Care was amazing. I think it’s time to turn Grady into a WWE Superstar though #StarsEarnStripes ##USA #1

  • Billy Stewart

    So happy my favorite WWE Diva & celebrity crush :) won this. I’ve earned even more respect for the troops and law enforcement than I had before. Team Long Hair Don’t Care was amazing. I think it’s time to turn Grady into a WWE Superstar though #StarsEarnStripes ##USA #1

  • http://twitter.com/WweSinCaraRojo Síñ Cárá Místícó

    You look gorgeous Eve

  • http://twitter.com/WweSinCaraRojo Síñ Cárá Místícó

    You look gorgeous Eve

  • http://twitter.com/Olguita1984 Olga del Carmen

    felicitaciones…eres un orgullo para las mujeres

  • http://twitter.com/Olguita1984 Olga del Carmen

    felicitaciones…eres un orgullo para las mujeres

  • http://www.facebook.com/donny.burkette Donny Burkette

    Eve, you did a great job. You are not only beautiful…you are BAD ASS!!! Congratulations!

  • http://www.facebook.com/donny.burkette Donny Burkette

    Eve, you did a great job. You are not only beautiful…you are BAD ASS!!! Congratulations!

  • Bobby Gitelman

    Eve, all I can say is: Job Well Done; you emerged victorious and you helped donate your reward to USO. You’re an AMAZING person (beyond a shadow of a doubt); and I just wanna congradulate you. You Earned It!!!
    One Last Time: CONGRADULATIONS!!!

  • Bobby Gitelman

    Eve, all I can say is: Job Well Done; you emerged victorious and you helped donate your reward to USO. You’re an AMAZING person (beyond a shadow of a doubt); and I just wanna congradulate you. You Earned It!!!
    One Last Time: CONGRADULATIONS!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/mike.mc.338 Mike Mc

    At the beginning I was rooting for the USMC ops But I have to say all you celebs did amazing and I can say as a veteran (USMC) that you all did us proud, that you all showed alot of guts, heart and determination to getting the job/mission done. I think the Ops did a great job in motivating the celebs in training and the fundementals of marksmanship.
    Congrats on the win. You have alot of guts lady and if shit ever hit the fan I would be honored to share a fighting hole aka as a fox hole with you. SEMPER FI..

  • http://www.facebook.com/mike.mc.338 Mike Mc

    At the beginning I was rooting for the USMC ops But I have to say all you celebs did amazing and I can say as a veteran (USMC) that you all did us proud, that you all showed alot of guts, heart and determination to getting the job/mission done. I think the Ops did a great job in motivating the celebs in training and the fundementals of marksmanship.
    Congrats on the win. You have alot of guts lady and if shit ever hit the fan I would be honored to share a fighting hole aka as a fox hole with you. SEMPER FI..

  • BigIslandRunnerGirl

    Eve, you kicked serious ASS!!! Super proud a woman won the first season. So sick! So is Grady as hot in real life as on TV? Is he single… And if so, GO FOR IT!!

  • BigIslandRunnerGirl

    Eve, you kicked serious ASS!!! Super proud a woman won the first season. So sick! So is Grady as hot in real life as on TV? Is he single… And if so, GO FOR IT!!

  • Danelle

    I agree if Grady is single you need to go for it, you two were so cute together :-) Congrats on the win team long hair dont care all the way :-)

  • Danelle

    I agree if Grady is single you need to go for it, you two were so cute together :-) Congrats on the win team long hair dont care all the way :-)

  • paulsens

    I thing Gray has a bib crush on you… cant say I blame him.. great job on SES – how did u learn to shoot so well in such a short period.

  • paulsens

    I thing Gray has a bib crush on you… cant say I blame him.. great job on SES – how did u learn to shoot so well in such a short period.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Thomas-TBone-Filip/1577955897 Thomas TBone Filip

    you’re my favorite palindrome!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Thomas-TBone-Filip/1577955897 Thomas TBone Filip

    you’re my favorite palindrome!

  • http://www.facebook.com/debra.w.byram Debra Wilson Byram

    I am not a WWE follower so I was unaware of who you were until I starting watching the Stars Earn Stripes show. I am sorry that it didn’t get a better reaction by the country b/c the teamwork and effort every ONE put forward on behalf of such great charities was so laudable. I was SO proud that you and Picabo were the top two….and though I heard Grady say several times unbelievable, it was ABSOLUTELY believable that women could do so well. Major congrats on your determination and marching through some tasks even though they were scary. It was great to see the teamwork and chemistry between you and Grady, and how that worked to your advantage. (Though it does peek everyone’s interest……hmmmm, what’s next? :-) So major congrats on your efforts, performance, and heart. You’ve earned yourself a fan. Debbie

  • http://www.facebook.com/debra.w.byram Debra Wilson Byram

    I am not a WWE follower so I was unaware of who you were until I starting watching the Stars Earn Stripes show. I am sorry that it didn’t get a better reaction by the country b/c the teamwork and effort every ONE put forward on behalf of such great charities was so laudable. I was SO proud that you and Picabo were the top two….and though I heard Grady say several times unbelievable, it was ABSOLUTELY believable that women could do so well. Major congrats on your determination and marching through some tasks even though they were scary. It was great to see the teamwork and chemistry between you and Grady, and how that worked to your advantage. (Though it does peek everyone’s interest……hmmmm, what’s next? :-) So major congrats on your efforts, performance, and heart. You’ve earned yourself a fan. Debbie

  • http://www.facebook.com/ufuk.kavuk.9 Ufuk Kavuk

    your eyes are AMAZING *.*

  • http://www.facebook.com/ufuk.kavuk.9 Ufuk Kavuk

    your eyes are AMAZING *.*

  • Nick M

    But I have to say all you celebs did amazing and I can say as a veteran (Army) that you all did us proud, that you all showed alot of guts, heart and determination, And thank you for the emotions you showed towards our men and women in uniform, As a ex MP sgt, i would have had you for a partner, you have showed me what women can do as a team in intense situations, From all of us veterans and men and women in uniform we thank you for your support.. Sarge

  • Nick M

    But I have to say all you celebs did amazing and I can say as a veteran (Army) that you all did us proud, that you all showed alot of guts, heart and determination, And thank you for the emotions you showed towards our men and women in uniform, As a ex MP sgt, i would have had you for a partner, you have showed me what women can do as a team in intense situations, From all of us veterans and men and women in uniform we thank you for your support.. Sarge

  • Kristina Duff

    Awe!!! Just across this pic on google!!! What great times!!!! I think Grady was smelling our hair!!! Eww boys are weird! Lol