Meet our December 2015 Wet 'n' Wild calendar model!
How did you come to be in the calendar?
I had my first IFBB competition last October and I was referred by a friend to have some professional photos taken of my progress — with Charlie Suriano — so I chose to do some bikini shots and lingerie snaps, which he later submitted to the calendar.
Where do you hail from?
Born and raised in Perth, WA.
What’s the most interesting thing that has happened to you?
When I was 21, I moved to Melbourne for a year, achieving my diploma in make-up artistry and making a career out of my profession.
What did you want to be when you grew up?
A vet with a flying car…looking back on my dreams as a six-year-old! Now it’s to be recognised as an international makeup artist.
What is your relationship to the fitness industry?
I’d say we are pretty tight [laughs]. I’m still very fresh to the industry, competing in 2014, now competing again in 2015. But I can see us going further long term into the future and becoming very successful with determination and hard work.
Tell us about an average week in the gym for you.
At 3.30 a.m. I crawl out of bed, one eye half open; I manage to find my tights and a clean sports bra, once I’m dressed I’m straight into the kitchen boiling up my oats to take with me and sculling back my pre-workout. Bagging up my BCAAs and protein powder, once my oats are cooked, in a container it goes. Smashing my tunes in the car (Prodigy — ‘Breathe’) on the way to the gym. I love that no one is on the roads and it’s still pitch black. I start my workout with a slow 45-minute walk. And then, stretching out to start my weights, I scan over my plan and get the deed done. With what little energy I have left — or once my pre-workout is sweated out — I smash a 30-minute HIIT session on the treadmill. Two hours later, I’m back in the car to head home to begin my day at work.
What’s your favourite exercise?
Ooohhhh, don’t make me pick! That’s a tough one. It would have to be the good old Arnold press.
What’s your least favourite exercise?
That’s an easy one: I hate to squat. And plyos — it’s a love/hate relationship.
What do you love most about the fitness world?
What I love most is the sweat, determination and the ability to up my level of weights each week at the gym, pushing myself and then seeing the results.
What do you like the least about the fitness world?
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Tell us about your diet or nutrition plan.
My diet is very strict. Before competing, I used to somewhat eat healthy and portion out my food — I LOVE FOOD! I could just keep eating! Rolled oats for breaky, chicken and sweet potato for morning tea, turkey or steak for lunch with basmati rice and an apple with organic peanut butter for an afternoon snack! Dinner would consist of barramundi, prawns or salmon, depending on the day. Then finishing off my night with a strawberry casein shake.
What is your favourite male body part?
Well, you know the ‘V’ that points downwards…to you know what, just below the abs…
What is your own body part that you like the best?
Right at this moment, definitely my peach booty! Took me months to get that baby on point.
What advice would you give to someone wanting to start out in the modelling or fitness industry?
It does help knowing people in the industry, listening to how they started off to inspire you that much more. Also, apply yourself to every opportunity and really work hard and push yourself; you can’t sit around and wait for it to come to you!
When you get the opportunity to have some time to yourself, what do you usually get up to?
I like to really pamper myself. Fresh manicured nails, fresh tan, catching up with my girlfriends for walks or coffee. And maybe a little bit of retail therapy. Couldn’t hurt, hey?
Who is the person you admire most from the fitness world?
Well, I’m not going to play the name game but I would say all the men and women who compete, train hard, focus and each achieve inner goals, watching them flaunt it on stage or at the gym. I watch and learn that motivates me also inspires me the most! Becoming someone bigger and better each day! I admire their journey that they embarked on from the begging and relating to the struggles and achievements. Proving that anyone can succeed be true to yourself and remain positive and you will be ready with what hurdles your life throws at you
Photo credit: Charlie Suriano