A:St. Andrews, Manitoba.
Q:How did the WBFF happen?
A:The WBFF is an organization launched by one of Canada's most successful professional bodybuilders, Paul Dillett. Paul envisioned bodybuilding as mainstream entertainment and changed the sport forever, with new categories such as bikini and diva fitness model, and male muscle model divisions. He celebrated a variety of different physiques and provided unprecedented opportunities to his athletes, creating Canadian fitness superstars! His success has continued onto an international level, now offering his unique competitive experience all around the world. You can read wbffshows.com for more information about this growing company.
Q:What do your meals look like pre contest?
A:I do eat low carb pre-competition, as I challenge myself to reach exceptionally low levels of bodyfat for stage. I use my contests to display the extreme discipline I am capable of as a professional physique athlete and prove the methods that my husband and I have developed as conditioning specialists with ContestPrep.com.
Q:What music gets you rocking at the gym?
A:Dance music! I love rock and top 40s.
Q:What thoughts motivate you when you're sweating through those final reps?
A:There is no way to hide flaws on stage! I think about the thousands of audience members and fans online that will be waiting to see if I have outdone myself - and the reps come easily when I tell myself I can't let them down. My mind is always focused on my goals; believing that my dreams can become a reality.
Q:How did you become an Oxygen model?
A:My first published image was the Future of Fitness in Oxygen, while I was competing as a fitness amateur. Following my Pro debut in 2009, I was invited for an Oxygen cover test shoot - what an incredible experience!! I felt so honoured and excited to work with Paul Buceta and the Oxygen team. They loved my look and physique, and have invited me to Toronto for numerous workout spreads. It is important to stay lean all year, as Oxygen gives about 4 weeks notice of shoot opportunities!
Q:What's the toughest part about modeling?
A:Though I do shoot all year, my physique changes on season and off. I had to learn my angles and accept that though my body is not as ripped post-contest, it's still sexy and marketable! We are all our own worst critiques, so learning to love your body with more curves is tough.
Q:What is ContestPrep.ca?
A:We have just relaunched as ContestPrep.com, emphasizing our international client base! ContestPrep.com has offered online physique consulting & industry-leading contest prep services since 2006. My pro bodybuilding husband, Craig Bonnett, and I have helped thousands of clients reach their fitness goals and maintain their dream body. As conditioning specialists, the ContestPrep.com team continues to create winning & Pro athletes, ContestPrep.com Champions & launch the careers of bodybuilders, fitness models and bikini models. You can read more about it on our new website!
Q:What's next for you and your career?
A:I will be competing in 15 weeks at the WBFF Pro Am in Montreal in the Pro Diva Fitness Model category and have some exciting news to watch for on my blog! http://contestprep.com/blog.html
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Interview done by Elliot Rivera for HealtHaven LLC