Who is Bess Katramados?

Bess Katramados is an American model. She found success in modeling due to her extraordinary talents and charismatic personality. Aside from that she is a famous model and got even more limelight after her marriage to Paul Donald Wight II.

She is an American female name that has Hebrew origin. Bess means “oath of God” or “God is satisfaction.”

Paul is an actor along with being a professional wrestler who is currently under the contract of WWE Raw. Bess Katramados was born to be a model, as she has contributed a lot to modeling. But, she needed a vital push in her career that she got from her marriage to Paul.

Paul is famous in professional wrestling because of his massive height and size. People often consider him to be a giant because of his enormous body. Bess is an average-sized woman but still looks small alongside him.

Recently a Netflix show released in April 2020 is about the Big Show. The sitcom stars Big Show as himself. The show starred Allison Munn, Reylynn Caster, Lily Brooks O’Briant, and Juliet Donenfeld.

Critics didn’t praise the show that much, and after only one season, it got canceled. But some fans enjoyed the show, which has gotten Big Show and Bess Katramados some more limelight.

Many of you may have some curiosity about Bess Katramados. Here, we will share every detail about the model’s married life, career, and net worth.

quick facts

NameBess Katramados
BirthdayJuly 13, 1973
Age49 years old
BirthdayThe Prairie State of Illinois.
TraitsPositive: loyal, protective, and caring

Negative: complicated, possessive, and secretive
ProfessionFormer model
EducationIllinois Lutheran High School
Body Measurement34-26-35
Marital StatusMarried
SpousePaul Donald Wight II aka Big Show
Kids2 Daughters
Net worthUSD 25 Million (Big Show’s net worth)
Social mediaUnknown

interesting facts

1. Bess Katramados was not fond of studying but modeling as a kid

Bess was born in the Prairie State of Illinois and studied at Illinois Lutheran High School. She didn’t like studying and would get poor grades. 

She grew an interest in modeling during high school. It is when she found out about the career possibilities in modeling.

2. Bess Katramados is the second wife of Paul Wight

Paul Wight, a.k.a Big Show, was married to Melissa Piavis. They share a daughter named Cierra Wight.

Paul and Bess had an affair before he divorced Melissa. Thus, after five days of divorcing Melissa, Paul married Bess on February 11, 2002.

3. Bess Katramados is a mother to two children

Bess shares two children with Paul Wight. They have a son and a daughter; however, they have kept their identities away from the media.

4. Bess Katramados is a former model

Bess was a model who worked for some organizations based in Illinois. She did some more projects in other states of the US as well.

However, she quit modeling after marrying her WWE star husband. Instead, Bess dedicated her time to taking care of her children and husband.

5. Bess doesn’t use social media

Even as a former model and a celebrity wife, she has chosen to stay away from social media. She remains private about her life. However, her husband, Big Show, often shares photos with her on his Instagram.

6. Bess is Paul Wight’s personal trainer

Even though she left modeling to be a homemaker, she still works as her husband’s motivator. She is like his personal trainer, who is always there for him when he needs most.

Bess Katramados age, childhood, and family

Bess Katramados was born on July 13, 1973, in the Prairie State of Illinois. She was born in a Christian family with a strict routine of going to church every Sunday. They had a strong faith in God.

Bess, now 49 years old, grew up in a religious environment and had good manners as a child. Since, childhood she loved to spend time with her grandparents more than her father and mother.

According to sources, Bess was very cheerful when they visited her grandparents.

Bess Katramados with husband Big Show


Bess was not much fond of studying, and she didn’t get perfect grades. Bess enjoyed playing and having fun with her friends. From her early years, she was more interested in practical things.

She was a curious kid and was always eager to learn something.

Bess Katramados completed her schooling in Illinois from Illinois Lutheran High School. She began to grow an interest in modeling during her later years in high school. It was during this time she found out about the career possibilities in the modeling field.

Peers and other successful models influenced Bess. That’s when she grew a passion for modeling and focused on getting in the field.


Bess Katramados is a beautiful 49 years old woman who stands at 5 feet 6 inches. However, being a former model who has had two kids, she has still maintained a stunning body.

She has striking blue eyes that make her look more beautiful.

husband and relationships

Bess Katramados and Paul Donald Wight II, aka Big Show, are married. There is no information on Bess’s previous relationships. We can assume Bess’s first long-term relationship was with Paul.

Paul Wight(husband)

Before Bess, Paul was married to Melissa Piavis and even had a daughter named Cierra Wight. In the year 2000, their marriage started to crumble, and the couple grew apart. It was evident that their marriage wouldn’t last, so they went for a divorce in 2002.

Paul met Bess at a party, and the couple fell in love. According to sources, Paul and Bess were in love before Paul’s divorce.

Paul and Melissa divorced on February 6, 2002. After only five days of divorce, Paul and Bess tied the knot on February 11, 2002. The couple has been inseparable since.

The couple has two beautiful children. They have decided to keep it under the media’s radar. It’s common for celebrities wanting to keep their kids away from the media when they are young.

The happy family is living in Miami. Bess decided to put a halt to her modeling career and take care of her family.

About Bess’s spouse, Paul Wight a.k.a Big Show

We all know the large and strong wrestler, Paul Donald Wight II, aka Big Show. He has entertained people with his strong fighting skills for years.

Paul Donald Wight II has been in the professional wrestling business since 1994. His career in the wrestling world has given him so much recognition and success.

In 1995 after a year into the industry, Paul signed with WCW. WCW introduced him as ‘The Giant.’ In 1999 he signed with WWF. During his time in the WCW, WWF, and WWE, Paul won seven world championships under his belt.

It includes two WCW World Heavyweight Championships and many more.

Bess Katramados's husband Big Show

Paul received a lot of love as Big Show and is often compared to ‘Andre the Giant.’ They not only share the title of being giants but also share a painful disorder.

Big Show suffers from acromegaly. It is a disease that causes bones’ abnormal growth due to excess growth hormones. Andre suffered from the same condition. It even caused the death of ‘Andre the Giant.’

Big Show, suffering the same situation, has gotten some treatments and surgeries done. His wife, Bess Katramados, takes care of him and helps Big Show live a healthy life.

Paul is still signed with WWE Raw but makes fewer appearances than before due to his condition. He has stopped wrestling like in the past and found a new passion for TV. His latest Netflix sitcom “The Big Show Show” was released and had got much recognition.

Although the show has got canceled after one season, we can still see Big Show on other platforms.

Bess Katramados children

Bess Katramados shares two children with Paul Wight. She is a mother to a daughter and a son. They haven’t revealed their names to the public for the sake of their privacy.

Bess Katramados Cierra Wight

Bess is also a stepmother to Paul’s first child, Cierra Wight, from his previous marriage to Melissa Ann Piavis. Cierra was born on November 28, 1998. 

After many years of divorce, Paul Wight got Cierra’s custody. At that time, Cierra was only 14 years old.

Cierra completed her schooling at a private school in Florida.

Bess Katramados model career

Bess wasted no time starting her career after her high school graduation. She registered herself with a modeling agency. Due to her beautiful body features and personality, she started getting modeling projects.

At the time, Bess was doing well in her career and even worked in many of Illinois’ neighboring cities. Bess may not have worked with big names in the industry, but she has earned a reputation. Bess’s career was taking off with her bagging good modeling contracts.

During this phase, she met her future husband, Paul Donald Wight II, aka Big Show, at a party. They instantly made a connection and fell in love with each other. After some time of dating, they took the vows and started a family.

Post marriage, Bess Katramados decided to give her full time to her loving family. As of now, Bess is a full-time mother who takes care of her family and manages the household. She is a constant cheerleader and a source of motivation for her husband, Paul.

Bess Katramados has not done any professional modeling after her marriage. But she does help her husband with his career. Looking at her short yet successful career, it is clear that she might not return to the industry.

Big Show aka Paul Donald Wight II

net worth

Bess Katramados was a successful model who worked with many brands in her career. She might have earned a good net worth from her profession.

Bess is married to Big Show, who is one of the wealthiest wrestlers on the current roster. Big Show has a huge net worth of around USD 25 million. Wight receives an annual salary of USD 850k from WWE.

Bess being his wife shares the net worth with him. With that kind of wealth, we can assume they live a prosperous and content life.

social media

Bess Katramados has lived an exciting and happening life in her youth. She was a successful model and a person of good stature.

Bess is not on any social media platform as of now. She is quite busy in her personal life and enjoys being a loving mother and wife.


Bess doesn’t have an Instagram account, but her husband, Paul Wight, has a verified account with over 1.5 million followers. You can find him as @paulwight

He usually posts about his day-to-day life and his upcoming shows.

Bess Katramandos now

Bess is no longer a model and has settled to become her husband’s personal trainer and a homemaker. She now resides with her husband, children, and step-daughter.


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