Born in the Netherlands, I came to the US with my mother when I was almost 5 years old. I grew up in sunny coastal surf cities of Costa Mesa and Huntington Beach in Orange County, California. From high school on through UCLA I studied and performed musical theater and plays as well. I competed on a national level with acting or 'interp' as it's known in the collegiate speech & debate world and won Gold on the state and national levels. Beinf diagnosed with AIDS 5 years ago (on my birthday, ironically) was a turning point for me. I refused to ever again be the victim of my own life and tackled my health and self-esteem with the ferocity it required to literally save my life. I am now a natural competitive physique bodybuilder, personal trainer and vlogger/social media presence hoping to share my story, everything I've learned and hoping to inspire others to tackle their own mountains.
These are my accomplishments:
-In 2017, I won the fitness modeling contract through Fitness Star Agency
-Also, 2 companies in the audience wanted to hire me on the spot.
-I competed in two of my first all-natural, tested physique competitions in 2016:
-I won 2nd place in my class in the first completion.
-I won 1st place in my class in the second competition and I also won Overall, allowing me to become Pro in the UNBA/IPE league.
-I was awarded a scholarship to obtain my Specialist in Fitness Nutrition certification through ISSA. They will be featuring me in their national ads in fitness magazines to come.
These are my fitness related goals:
As a natural athlete, I want to reach a level where my physique is developed enough to be able to compete at the national level against other physique athletes (both natural AND enhanced).
I would like to fitness model for various magazines, brands & companies that also share my values of fitness, health, integrity and taking back control of your life.
I would like to share my story and be a leader by example on a national and international platform.
These are my sponsors:
GotMuscle? located in both West Hollywood and Sherman Oaks, CA
These are the sports and/or activities I participate in: