WWE Superstar Lacey Evans is teaming up with the cast of Military Makeover with Montel® to give back to our veterans and their families. A veteran herself, Lacey was introduced to wrestling while serving as a military police officer in the U.S. Marine Corps. Known as The Lady of WWE, Lacey is delighted to help rebuild the home of Gold Star widow Cody Patron on the upcoming season of Military Makeover.
Having Lacey show her gratitude to our nation’s service personnel by appearing on Military Makeover makes perfect sense. She enlisted in the Marine Corps at age 19 and served five years, including a stint as a police officer with the Corps’ Special Reaction Team. She was able to successfully transition into wrestling, but she knows how difficult it is for veterans to make it into civilian employment.
“I joined the United States Marine Corps to learn a different way of living and I challenged myself in every way, mentally, physically and emotionally,” Lacey said. “I couldn’t think of anything better than the finest fighting force in the world to really push me and create the person that I am.”
Cody Patron knows all too well about the sacrifices made by Lacey and our military serviceman and women.
On August 6, 2011, Cody’s world came crashing down. She received word that after serving more than a decade in the Marine Corps, her husband, Sergeant Daniel J. Patron, was killed in Sangin Valley, Afghanistan.
Through his time in the USMC, Daniel dedicated himself to saving as many lives as he possibly could, earning The Purple Heart and The Bronze Star Medal for his heroic service. In the years since Daniel’s passing, Cody has worked to pick up the pieces with her daughter, Layla.
However, tragedy struck again in October 2018 when the Patron home was decimated by the catastrophic Hurricane Michael, which made landfall as an unprecedented Category 4 and destroyed much of the Florida Panhandle region. After sustaining devastating water and wind damage, Cody’s home in Panama City Beach is barely livable. With bare concrete floors, hanging ceiling debris, and a torn roof, the home is in desperate need of some tender loving care.
The first step in helping Cody and Layla start anew is giving the family home the renovation it so desperately needs. That’s why Lacey is enlisting in Military Makeover and its compassionate team of volunteers, partners, and supporters to transform their home into a place of healing and happiness.
The new season of Military Makeover with Montel® premieres on August 30 at 7:30 am on Lifetime.