I am an international bikini athlete; hailing from Sofia, Bulgaria. I have crossed the globe, residing in many different countries from a young age. As a child, I was a nationally ranked Juniors tennis player in Canada and in Florida where my family later resided.
As a teenager, I had a few struggles with weight gain, as many teens do; at times weighing about 20lbs over weight. I ultimately managed to lose the weight and keep it off until the birth of my now 3 year old son. During pregnancy, I gained 40lbs. So after the birth of my son, I decided I wanted to get in better shape. I hired a personal trainer to help get me started, then used my new knowledge to train myself in the gym; with my baby always by my side!
I decided that I wanted to start competing in body building shows, and got serious about my training in the gym. When my son was only 13 months old, I competed in my first bodybuilding show, the Branch Warren Event, where I placed 2nd in my class. Following that show, I enetered, and won the Overall Title at the Dallas Europa Super Show! After that, my first national debut was in Cleveland, OH at the North Americans, placing 3rd. Upon returning home, I again took an Overall title, this time at the Texas State Championships being crowned Miss Texas Bikini! My next national attempt was at the Team Universe Show in July 2012 where I placed 4th. I once again took the Texas State Bikini Title in 2012, getting the Miss Texas Bikini Crown for two years in a row! My most recent show, the 2013 Jr USAs, I placed in 5th.
I recently started my own work out clothing line, called Beauty is a Beast. The line is an empowering collection of mostly women's work out apparel meant to emphasize the beauty of women as they work out; showing that strong really is the new beautiful.
I have been featured in numerous fitness magazines and websites, including the March 2012 issue of Flex Magazine, Muscle and Fitness HERS, FitnessRX for Women, hardbodynews.com, rxmuscle.com, ifemalefitness.com, amongst others. My goal in her journey of fitness is to help motivate others be the best they can be, in whatever avenue they choose!