A:I was born in Glendale, California and then later came to Tampa, FL when I was 13 years old.
Q:Why did you get into fitness?
A:I got into fitness when I met my friend Brittni Shae around 2012- she had inspired me to get into fitness. I changed my eating habits, and worked out at a different level then I was use to.
Q:When did you know you wanted to compete?
A:Since I got into fitness I've always wanted to compete but never had the courage or confidence to do it. Lots of girls ask me till this day how did you do it? Well of course my friend Brittni did convince me to do our first WBFF show in Orlando together, and that was May 2013! Later that year I did my second show, the September 2013 NPC St Pete Muscle Classic.
Q:Describe your first time on stage...
A:First time on stage was pretty crazy because I never would have thought I’d be up in front of hundreds of people watching me walk in a bikini. I felt sort of shaky but then just shook it off and smiled because it was what I wanted to do, and so many people were there to support me.
Q:What's your pre contest diet and workout look like?
A:I used a coach for my contest prep diet and my workouts were pretty intense. I ate a lot of good carbs, proteins and fats. I remember fish, chicken, oats all the time and asparagus. I would take my meals with me everywhere because I was hungry every 2-3 hours and had to eat. Towards the last few weeks before the show the workouts would get brutal and exhausting. It was cardio twice a day and weight trained 5 times a week. I don't recommend this type of eating or training towards the end for people who aren't competing. When I'm off season, I eat more and still have balance and moderation of all foods, and my workouts are still intense (but less cardio).
Q:Tell us about your makeup career...
A:Oh makeup- how I love my job! Yes, I'm a makeup artist and I do weddings, photoshoots and makeovers for any occasion. I have been into art since I was 6 years old. Always painting and drawing. I just practiced so much on my self that I made it one of my passions and career.
Q:Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?
A:The next 5 years well...I'm not one to predict the future but I would definitely like to have a family and my career more established.
Q:Who has been your greatest inspiration?
A:My greatest inspiration all around I would have to say is my grandmother! She's a strong woman, independent and doesn't let anyone tell her no because she says you can do anything you put your mind to, and I also look up to her because she has kept me on my feet and given me so much love and courage to always do things the right way.
Q:Can you give us all of your social media handles?
A:You can follow me on Instagram at MusetteF on Facebook: www.facebook.com/Musette.fernandez
and for you makeup lovers or anyone who likes to shop online check out: www.shop.com/makeupbymusette
Interview done by Elliot Rivera for HealtHaven.com