A:No relation, but funny story when I went to Vegas for the Hawaiian Tropic Internationals and the airline bumped me and my roommate up to first class... a limo bus picked me up from airport and I got a penthouse room at Treasure Island all because of my name! Ha ha...
Q:Where are you from originally?
A:I was born in San Angelo, Texas, but have lived in Houston all my life.
Q:Why did you get into the fitness field?
A:I GOT FAT!!!!(for me I was big but it is not really big).. lol. I am only 5'4" and I let myself get to 135- 140. My asthma was getting worse also, so I had to do something. I was not able to breath and fell into depression. While working other shows I had the pleasure of meeting some very inspirational athletes of all ages who encouraged me and made me believe I COULD DO IT!!!!
Q:Describe the first time you competed on stage...
A:My first time on stage was SO CRAZY!!! Ok, I do makeup, hair and tanning for competitions and my company MIQOLETTE.com was the official (company) for all three services for this show in the REAL deep South. The night before, 3 of my staff called and said they couldn’t make it. I FREAKED but took control. I was up until 1 am tanning competitors, then getting tanned myself. I woke up at 4am to get my first clients at 5 am (3 hours sleep). Originally I had NOT planned on doing anyones makeup but MY OWN!!!!! With my makeup artist and tanning specialist bailing on me the day of event, I put the paying customers FIRST. The morning of the show I was doing makeup and touch ups and before you knew it I had to be at venue to start touchups and glazing! The four members of staff that I had working and I packed up and set up at venue. My hair was still in rollers and I never got to rinse so I was too dark for my division... lol. We got everyone touched up and finished up other hair and makeup and then I hear, " BIKINI TO THE STAGE!"... “HOLY CRAP”, was my thought. I screamed for my makeup artist & hairstylist because I had NO MAKEUP ON YET... so they attack me trying to get me ready. I literally barely made it to the stage and went on with one eyelash hanging half on! I laugh NOW but, I was a HOT MESS! I had no time to be nervous so I guess it was a good thing... hahahahaha. Definitely one heck of a first show experience! I don't work when I compete now BTW ;-)
Q: Lol... How did you decide on becoming a NPC competitor?
A:My first two shows were such a amazing experience and the friendships I made are ones I am truly grateful for. I wanted to see if I could make it to the BIG TIME, lol. I always dreamed of being in a magazine, so I set some goals and have been soaring ever since. Who would have thought at MY AGE I could even compete against 20 year olds!? I am turning 40 this year and feel like I am 28! I got signed as an official sponsored athlete with Metabolic Nutrition and don't really hold any "real" titles, YET! But apparently they saw something in me! That was ONE of my MANY goals! I love sharing my story in hopes that I can inspire some people struggling with the same issues. I am NOT rich, I own my own business, I am a single mother, I have asthma and food allergies and I am no SPRING CHICKEN... and I am still learning so much in the industry. BUT I HAVE DETERMINATION, FAITH, DETICATION, AND HOPE! Nov 3rd, (my actual 40th birthday), the Texas State Naturals will be my FIRST NPC competition. I couldn’t have chosen a better show to rock my 40th birthday. I think very highly of Dave Goodin and his reputation of his shows exceeds him.
Q:Can you give us your workout routine and diet pre contest?
A:I hit the gym twice a day. Cardio in the AM
Monday- Legs & Glutes
Tuesday- Back & Bi
Wed- Chest & Tri (hit legs again)
Thur - Shoulders & Abs
Friday- Legs & Glutes again (MY PROBLEM AREA)
Sat- Track workout or Bootcamp
Sun- Church & REST
Diet is VERY STRICT, LOTS OF PROTEIN, 6 meals a day. ;-)
Q:Favorite gym music?
A:FUEL (Toryn Green), PINK, T-PAIN (right cheek left cheek)...lol , ROCKY SOUNDTRACK, NIKKI MINAJ... anything that is gonna get me PUMPED! But these are my FAVS...
Q:Favorite cheat meal?
A:My fav cheat meal would be either MOM'S- Chicken Enchiladas or DAD'S-Jambalya ;-) … with CHOCOLATE MOOSE!
Q:Sneakers or heels?
A:SNEAKERS! I have kinda gotten use to wearing them even when I go out because I broke my ankle in March, so have not been able to wear heels.
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Interview done by Elliot Rivera for HealtHaven.com