The last time Joannie "Chyna" Laurer was seen out in public was at a porn convention back in 2012 -- and wow, has she come a long way since then!
The former WWE pro-turned-porn star made her triumphant return to the United States last week, after spending three years abroad. Sporting jeans, a t-shirt and some demure hair and makeup, the larger-than-life personality looked like a completely different person when she resurfaced at SiriusXM studios last week.
So ... where the hell has she been?!
The 44-year-old got herself a Master's degree in education and moved to Tokyo, Japan, where she's been teaching English. She also took up yoga and meditation and, according to the wrestler, has "pulled her life back together."
Laurer is now planning to tell her story in a new documentary, which she's trying to raise money for on Kickstarter. The film will reportedly chronicle her as she "makes amends, looks for reconciliation and redemption among family, friends, fans and haters, and seeks to claim her place in the WWE Hall of Fame."
toofab caught up with Chyna in NYC after she landed back in the US, where she said she was excited to tell fans "the full story."
"[I was] taking a break, removing myself, regrouping, getting it together and I'm ready to come back," she says. "It was amazing, it was a really great, spiritual journey for me. [And] It was amazing yesterday to come home. I didn't know what the vibe would be, it doesn't even feel like I've been gone that long. It was love right off the back."