known as "Wonder Woman," I adopted the nickname because of my fascination with
a super hero that truly represents strength and beauty - which is what female
bodybuilders represent, too!
I was born and raised in Bristol,
CT - the home of ESPN for all y'all who don't know. During my time in the military,
however, is when I met a co-worker who told me I should try being a bodybuilder.
HA! Never in a million years did I imagine that I would become one, but I learned
to never say "never!"
Photo by Reg Bradford
my website (the
Words of Wisdom section) and a few others (bodybuilding.com,
to read how I got started!
Rather than list my entire contest
history, I will tell you that my very first show in 1998 in Hampton, VA was a
great, positive experience as a novice. I competed in 3 more shows, was featured
in the Military issue of Muscle & Fitness (May 2000), then took a 3.5 year hiatus
to attend graduate school, move, and change careers.
my two most rewarding shows were the Musclemania Nation's Capitol Classic and
the INBF Monster Mash in Putnam, CT. I was also blessed that year with some wonderful
opportunities: (1) I had my own website created (2) I was the female Guest Poser
at the fall Musclemania show in Bowie, MD, (3) I appeared in the "Shape Up" section
of the December Issue of Today's Black Woman magazine, and (4) I served as the
World Gym model for several of its advertisements, which include grand opening
flyers for two of its gyms in Maryland, guest appearance with new IFBB Pro Victor
Martinez at one of the gyms, and on the big screen (movie ad) at the new Magic
Johnson Theaters in Largo, MD. (special thanks to my photographer, Mr. Reg Bradford,
for all photos!)
Most importantly, I have met some wonderful
people in the fitness and bodybuilding industry and I look forward to continually
meeting new people and learning new things - both in the sport and in life in