Marina Brass Interview

Marina Brass Red bikiniI published an article about Marina Brass back in 2009. A few days ago, I updated with some recent info about her. At that time, I asked Marina for an interview, and she happily responded yes.

With no further adieu, our Marina Brass interview:

Tell us a little about yourself. Where did you grow up? Have you always been athletic? What got you started in weightlifting?

I’m from Spain . I grew up in Spain, but at the age of 22 I began to travel the world by myself.

From the time I was a little girl, I always participated in different sports, but I did not begin to train in the gym until I was 21 years old.

I began lifting weights because I was working out in a gym like hip-hop teacher because I was dancer. But then one day, a bodybuilders asked me … do you compete in Fitness? And my face was like whatttt?

I had never lifted weights in my life. I had never trained in gym that way. He was surprised about my shape. So then he began to train me and I began following a diet and with only 6 months of training, I went to my first competition and I won!!! First place !!! Wow !!

So then I began to compete like this. My body changed so fast when I changed my diet because before I began to train, my diet was pizzas, burgers and chocolate!!! I had never had healthy!!! Crazy!!! So from 21 years old on, I changed the way I ate and now 10 years later, I’m still eating healthy.

Basics:

age 31
height 1.57 m
weight 59 kg
measurements 100- 69 – 95 ( cm )


Tell us about your tattoos…

When I was 22 years old I went to LA , CA, and when I arrived I had only 1 small tattoo. But then …. since I was living in Los Angeles, I began to tattoo my body. All of my tattoos are for a reason. I have a tattoo on my neck, LOS ANGELES, because LA changed my life and the way I live my life. And then also I traveled to Thailand and I tattooed there, and China … I used to travel alone, so I tattooed in different places all around the world .

How many days a week do you train? What kind of exercises do you do? Cardio program?

I use to train 5 to 6 days a week. Now I train with little weight, but I always train my booty with weights because I love this. I try do cardio in the morning before I take my son to the school.

What’s your diet like? Are you strict or easy? Macros and calories? Favorite meals or cheat meals?

If I’m honest, I always try to eat correctly, but I do not do crazy hard dieting like when I was in competition. My favorite meal ….I think carrot cake, or whatever cake, I love all cakes hahaha!

Favorite supplements?

My cappuccino protein, mmmm I love it.

Do you have any goals you want to tell us about?

Now my goal is to get in my best shape from the last 5 years. So…. are you ready? Hahaha

Where do you get your drive? What motivates you?

My motivation in my life is my son. But for training, I do not need motivation from anything because I love to train, it is my moment in each day.

Favorite movies? Songs?

Pretty woman. Hahaha. I know is old movie but I cry every time I watch this. It doesn’t matter how many times I watch it, I always cry. And in the end, I am always so excited and singing…. pretty woman lalala ….hahaha. Music: I love LIL WAYNE!

Most and least favorite bodyparts to train?

I do not like training triceps and I love training legs and my big booty, hahaha

Married, single, pets, hobbies?

I’m a single mum, divorced and I have boyfriend. I have few cats, I love animals – I think they are better that the persons.

How are your injuries lately?

I never had injuries in my life. Ok my back have millions nudes hahaha but nothing important.

What’s the hardest part about fitness modeling?

The jealous people around, but I always run away from negative people.

What is the most enjoyable part about fitness modeling?

I love my job , I love this industry.

Are there other female fitness models or competitors that you admire?

I admire every girl that goes on the stage , I admire and I respect them.

How about males?

I respect a lot my boyfriend so I do not have eyes for other men.

Of all the places you have traveled, where was your favorite?

I think Republica Dominic, I feel so relaxed there. I love hearing my favorite music, Romeo Santos , and tanning and relaxing.

Do you typically diet for a photo shoot, or tend to stay fairly lean all the time?

Yes !! Always when I have photoshoots, I do a harder diet for 1 week. And also this day I take off the water in my body.

Marina’s native language is not English, so if there were any inaccuracies or grammatical errors I should certainly take the blame for those, rather than her.

It definitely sounds like Marina loves her job. And apparently she does tons of traveling, all over the globe, as a part of being a fitness model. She promises us that she is going to get in the best shape she has been in for five years, so I’m sure all of us will enjoy seeing what she looks like then. If she looks this great now, wait until she tries even harder!

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Jen Selter

Jen Selter beach buttLike a handful of the other Instagram sensations I’ve covered here in the last month or two, Jen Selter is a social media phenom.

She currently has 10.4 million followers on her IG account:
https://www.instagram.com/jenselter/

She is only 23 years old, so imagine what she can do with her body, her popularity, and her career given another 5 or 10 years. I found an article in the NYPost from 2014 (Ref) that said she had 1.3 million followers. So between 2014 and 2017, she gained 9.1M fans, or about 3M per year, or more than 8k people per day.

Jen was born in New York, and grew up with a sister named Stephanie. Both her sister and her mom make frequent appearances in her IG photos. They certainly seem to make fitness a family affair.

She has been in demand as a fitness model over the years. She has been featured in several magazines, including Muscle & Fitness, FHM, and Maxim.

Jen is very pretty, and has great abs. But what seems to have really blown up her popularity is her butt. Wow does this slim, fit girl have a backside! There’s this hashtag called “seltering” where folks go around popping their butts out and snapping photos. Unfortunately, it’s usually not as good as the original.

Jenn and Steph SelterAnd she’s no dummy, she features those glutes quite frequently in her photos. Many of our FitBabesBlog fans, both male and female, love looking at photos so I have of course included a few here πŸ™‚

Jen is about 5’6″ tall and weighs around 119 lbs. She makes plenty of money as a spokesperson for several companies, runs her own fitness company, and claims to own quite possibly the world’s largest collection of yoga pants.

She is known for climbing around like a spider-monkey, spanning hallways or handrails and wiggling back and forth without touching the ground. She’s certainly entitled to wear athletic wear and yoga pants when she’s doing something like that…

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Kayli Ann Phillips

Kayli Ann Phillips sports braKayli Ann Phillips is famous cross-fit gal.

She is less popular than some of the others I have been profiling, which is really difficult to understand. She is insanely gorgeous, and has an amazing body.

Kayli is twenty-seven years old and she lives in Northern California (San Francisco to be exact). She is 5’9″ tall, and weighs around 135 lbs.

Kayli “only” has 276k followers (currently) on her Instagram account:
https://www.instagram.com/ooohbabybeast/?hl=en
I’m sure that will change and escalate quickly.

Kayli tends to set her camera down and then do her workouts in full view. She typically does this while wearing a tight sports bra and tiny booty shorts. As you can expect, this gets a lot of attention!

This girl really hustles. She works out several times a week, and always seems to video it. It takes awhile to edit and post video clips, and she seems dedicated enough to keep doing it. It will be interesting to see where her career goes, and how her fanbase grows as well.

Kayli Ann Phillips fitness modelShe claims that she had no athletic background before getting into crossfit. That’s hard to believe considering her body.

Believe it or not, a Kayli Ann Phillips bio or interview is very difficult to find. We will see what we can scrounge up!

One of her favorite workouts is the Murph, which she says goes like this:
Run 1 mile
Do 100 pullups
200 pushups
300 bodyweight squats
Run 1 mile
So she times how long it takes to do this entire set of exercises, and compares that to other crossfitters. That is a really intense workout. I don’t know anybody (male or female) who can do 200 pushups. And to do 100 pullups would take most people at least 10 or 15 sets, with a few minutes inbetween each set. I think this certainly qualifies her to be a true FitBabe πŸ™‚

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Laci Kay Somers

Laci Kay Somers toplessLaci Kay Somers is another fitness model who is blowing the internet up with her Instagram page. She is currently bumping along at 6.4M followers.

Laci is a registered nurse who grew up in the Sanfrancisco Bay area of California. She is a big sports fan, and finds herself cheering for the 49ers and the Giants (of course).

She is also a pretty serious chef. She loves cooking, loves eating, and loves food in general.

I’ve read that she makes several million dollars per year from endorsement stuff via social media. And at least at one point, she was a ring card girl for an MMA outfit. She is around 25 years old, and also works as a personal trainer.

Laci Kay Somers lingerieAnd guys, you may want to be careful: she is an avid kickboxer.

Laci sells all kinds of stuff on her website. There are posters, cell phone cases, t-shirts, and calendars. So many fitness models agonize over getting themselves (and keeping themselves) in awesome shape, and they do photo shoots where they get paid and the magazine, website, or photographer walks off with the content, but they never spend time building their own personal brand. Obviously, Laci isn’t like that!

I actually don’t know very many models who sell cell phone covers with their own photos on them!

Height 5’7″
Weight 119 lbs
Measurements 34C-25-34
Eyes green
Hair very blonde

Now, I took those stats from an informational page about Laci online. Looking at her photos, I can tell you that her measurements don’t look right. Not to put too fine of a point on it, but I think her bust is bigger than C-cup. I’ll let you decide for yourself πŸ™‚

In the video I’ve embedded below, she is stomping around a gym working out in a tight sportsbra and super-tight yoga pants. She is a beautiful girl, and there’s no wonder she’s in such high demand as a fitness model.

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Bella Falconi

Continuing our series about fit Instagram babes, Bella Falconi fits right into this mix.Bella Falconi bikini

She is as famous for her abs and her thong shots as she is her smile. And when I say famous, I mean it. She currently has 2.7 million followers.

Having that kind of popularity gives a gal quite a pulpit. She can post a photo and immediately hit the inboxes of several million fans. I’ve read that she makes around $2.5 million a year for endorsements.
https://www.instagram.com/bellafalconi/?hl=en

Bella is definitely a hardbody. I don’t know when she has an “off-season”, as every time I see a photo of her, her abs are totally shredded.

Bella is a certified personal trainer, and does quite a bit of motivational speaking. Rather than figure, she is a fitness competitor and has one first place at both the Jax Physique as well as the WBFF World. Her website:
http://bellafalconi.com/

Bella is 27 year old, stands 5’2″ tall, and weighs around 115 pounds. She is Brazilian, but currently lives in Orlando Florida.

She is not a “stair climber gal”, burning endless calories doing cardio. She emphasizes muscle building and hypertrophy. She considers nutrition a science, and is constantly studying it.

bella falconi thongOnce upon a time, Bella aid crappy foods and drank plenty of alcohol in a bit of a party lifestyle. She has been working out since she was 17 years old, but she never really committed to living a healthy lifestyle or eating to support her fitness model goals. That all changed in a big way a few years ago, and Bella says the thing that motivates her the most is helping others achieve their goals.

Bella is a mom, and she understands what it’s like to be tempted by bad food choices, and be distracted from your goals. She makes a great motivator, and her coaching business seems to be doing well.

bella falconi toplessAlso, yes there are some Bella Falconi topless photos out there.

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Ana Cheri Fitness Model

Ana Cheri bikini bottomsWe’ve talked a little about the popularity of various smoking hot female fitness models on Instagram. I think I have uncovered one of the most popular girls out there. Her name of course is Ana Cheri.

The very first thing you will want to do is check out her Instagram account:
https://www.instagram.com/anacheri/?hl=en

I hope you’re sitting down… she has 8.5 million followers. Yeah, you read that right.

I read a report that said she makes $3.6 million per year from endorsements through her IG account. Pretty much any post she makes there garners a solid 250k likes within just a few days. Pics she posts of her self wearing skimpy workout attire understandably do a bit better than ones of various products.

Ana also has her own website where she pedals nutrition books, clothing, even skateboards. What isn’t very easy to find is an Ana Cheri bio. Let’s give this a shot…
Age 30 years old
Height 5 feet 7 inches
Eye Color Brown
Weight 120 lbs
Born in Southern California
Measurements 34D-25-36
Married
No Children
Heritage Native American, Latina, Caucasian
Worked with: Monster Energy, K&N Filters, Ultimate Arm Wrestling League, Shredz
Started out: modeling for Punch Magazine, Fox Racing, Toyo Tires
Cover Girl: Miss October 2015 for Playboy
Appeared in: Muscle & Fitness Magazine

Ana and her husband are pretty private about their relationship. He occasionally shows up in her photos on Instagram, but she really doesn’t talk about him much in her various media outlets.

A number of folks have written in to ask about Ana Cheri topless pics. Sooo they exist! LOLAna Cheri topless 2
I’ve included a few of them here for reference. I mean, she was after all, a playboy model at one point. So getting her (fabulous) body out there isn’t something that she’s shy about.

It will be interesting to see how Ana and her amazing marketing machine evolve, and what she tackles next. Regardless, I’m sure she’ll stay a fitbabe!

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Sherry Carnicle

Sherry Carnicle will be 39 years old this December 22. She was born in Iowa to an athletic family. her father was a former golden gloves boxer, and her mother always loved to exercise. Her brother was a few years older, and they used to earn their allowance by doing pushups each night before bed.

She was involved in pretty much every sport growing up. That includes volleyball, track, soccer, gymnastics, karate, and cheerleading. She first tried weightlifting in high school, and fell in love with ti.

She earned a BS in Exercise Science from Western Illinois University.

She won first place in her first figure competition, and this was only ten months after giving birth to her daughter. She clearly has some incredible talent and genetics for athleticism in general, and figure specifically. That may be her first love, but she enjoys running too. She frequently places near the top of her age bracket in various road races that range in distance from five to twenty five kilometers.

She is a certified personal trainer. She switched to doing this as a full-time occupation many years ago, and has had great success by providing leadership and know-how to her clients.

Sherry is beautiful with those blue eyes, and does quite a bit of modeling in Arizona. She stands 5’4″ tall, weighs around 125 lbs, and measures 36D-24-35. She has always seemed to know exactly what her purpose is in life. She’s always been dedicated to fitness, to being the best fit babe she can be, and to helping those around her achieve their own level of greatness.

Some links to Sherrie:
http://sherriecarnicle.com/
https://twitter.com/sherriecarnicle?lang=en

A number of fans have written asking if there are actually photos of Sherry Carnicle nude. I can tell you that you won’t see them on this website πŸ™‚

A Sherry Carnicle gallery:
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Christmas Abbott

Although we may have already crowned Ashley Kaltwasser as the fitbabe queen of Instagram, another notable sensation is Ms Christmas Abbott.

Although Christmas has “only” 387k followers these days, she is a gigantic Crossfit star. She owns her own crossfit gym in Raleigh. She’s been in the game 8 or 10 years, and it has hardened her body and boosted her strength to an amazing level.

She worked in Iraq as a civilization contractor, leaving college without a degree so that she could go. She is now a Nascar pitcrew member changing tires. She is thirty-five years old, and weighs around 120 lbs. She is known for eating the same thing every day – eggs, peanut butter, and an apple. Her parents named her Christmas because she was born on December 20th, close enough to the holiday to make it count.

Christmas went through some tough times as a young girl, and considered herself angry. She smoked and drank and abused her body. Then one day, I think while she was in Iraq, she had an epiphany and turned her life around. She has been on an intense fitness track ever since. In addition to her signature breakfast, she generally weighs and Continue reading “Christmas Abbott”

Ashley Kaltwasser Instagram Sensation

Ashley Kaltwasser is known for being competitive in the bikini division, as we discussed in our 2015 post on FitBabesBlog. That post details many of her 2014 wins, but she continued to slay the dragon in 2015:

2015 IFBB Nordic Pro 1st
2015 IFBB Olympia Weekend 1st
2015 IFBB Arnold Classic Australia 2nd
2015 IFBB Arnold Sports Festival 1st

As insane as her competitive history is, nothing comes close to the sensationalism of her instagram account. She has 501 posts, and 701k followers. Imagine that for a minute. Within a couple of months, I have no doubt she’ll have a million followers. That is some serious popularity.

She doesn’t really do the youtube thing, which speaks to her focus on the popular IG photo and video sharing site. I checked out a short video clip she posted of herself on IG where she is walking up some stairs in heels on her way out to eat dinner. It’s maybe a 15 second clip. She posted it 3 days ago, and it has already been watched 256,000 times.

For many years, fitness girls have struggled to make ends meet. Nutrition is expensive, as are supplements. Competing is absurdly expensive. The entry fees, the costumes, the hair, the makeup, the tanning. Many have gone into personal training in an attempt to capitalize on their lifestyle, looks, and knowledge. But this type of exposure brings a whole new level to a career in fitness.

Ashely is sponsored by a number of companies, and makes money by marketing them on her instagram posts. Smart move by the companies, considering the captive audience of 700k+ adoring fans. It’s like a one stop shop. Instead of shooting a commercial for, say, a perfume, and then paying to play that on various network/cable channels or printing it in magazines, they just slip her a check and the next thing you know she recommends it to almost a quarter of a million people alongside a photo of her heavenly glutes.

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12/11/16 Update:
I checked today, and Ashley’s instagram account is up to 719k followers. So she has gained 18k followers in 6 days. Let’s call that 3k new followers per day. So she will need about 93 more days to hit one million if my calculation is correct. If I can remember, I’ll check back in three months and update this post with where she’s at!