A:I was born in Papua New Guinea. My father was in the mapping department of the Australian Army at the time. Soon after my birth, we moved back to Australia.
Q:How did your journey to IFBB pro figure begin?
A:I started competing at the age of 19 years. My first comps were, night club bikini contests. I won many and became, "Calender Girl Australia"... even got to travel to the Bahamas. I loved competing so much that I then started to compete in amateur IFBB Body shaping comps, and later started to do fitness. I had 3 private gymnastic lessons a week and learned many skills.I competed in the worlds and did well. I won Australasia and had earned my IFBB pro card. I then continued to compete in pro fitness, doing 2 Arnold Classics and 3 Rimini pro shows and many other international pro shows.
Q:What's the hardest part about being a pro?
A:I don't find anything hard being an IFBB pro competitor. It is an honor and I enjoy every aspect of it. My goal is to bring my best to every comp & hopefully inspire others.
Q:What's your favorite bodypart to train?
A:I love leg day! Squats are the best exercise. I enjoy the intensity of that workout day.
Q:Describe your pre contest diet...
A:I eat a high protein, medium carbohydrate diet. I stay 4-5kg from contest shape so I don't have to diet too hard. My favorite protein is ground turkey and my favorite carbohydrate is oats.
Q:What's the one thing about you that people would be surprised to know?
A:I have 4 children aged from 10 years old to 3 years old. Also I have recently just made a come back to the competitive scene. I competed in the IFBB Pro Figure at the Sheru Classic. It was an amazing journey. Just being able to stand on stage with Erin and Nicole was a thrill. They would have to be the nicest people. Very real and down to earth!
Q:Favorite movie of all time?
A:I just love an Aussie movie called, "The Castle"... a brilliant and funny Australian movie.
Q:What music are you currently blasting at the gym?
A:I just recently went to the Coldplay concert and so I've been listening to them lately.
I am also a big Lady Gaga fan.
Q:Where do you want to be in 5 years?
A:I think within 5 years I would have retired from competition and will spend more time with my husband and our businesses. We have five 24 hour gyms called "Dohertys Gym" and an annual health and fitness expo called "FITX" every March we have this huge event. We fly in pro IFBB athletes from around the world. Strongman events, pro bikini, figure, mens bodybuilding and so much more! The whole event is over 3 days. It takes a lot of planning.
Interview done by Elliot Rivera for HealtHaven LLC