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.

Whatโ€™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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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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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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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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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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Update 7/9/17:

Ana’s followers on Instagram have kept piling up. Here are a few photos of her recent updates…
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Sasha Brown

Although we discussed her back in 2010, Sasha Brown has been on our minds again lately. This is probably because she did so well in the IFBB Tournament of Champions this year (taking fourth place). After moving to the US in 2005 to focus on her career in fitness modeling and personal training, she found her tomboy upbringing gave her an edge in figure competitions. Maybe it was the well-rounded athletic background, but her stunning and exotic looks don’t hurt either. She got started in fitness when she saw pictures of Monica Brant in a magazine, and was inspired to be better than the average lady. For whatever reason (and there’s certainly no excuse for it), Sash grew up continually being told and feeling like she was not good enough. Continue reading “Sasha Brown”

Michelle Lewin

Initially, Michelle Lewin used weightlifting and bodybuilding to stay in shape for modeling gigs. But she loved the look and the feeling, and got more and more into fitness modeling. She dipped her toe in the pool in a NPC bikini contest, and never looked back. She did a Playboy shoot or two a few years ago in South America, but now lives in South Florida. She is 27 years old, and 5’4″ tall.

Her physique is great for a fitness model. She is a real hardbody. Her lower body – legs and glutes – seems to be more developed than her upper body. But that tiny waist is the clincher. When she slides that smile on her face and twists those hips to flex her abs, bam she has got it locked in. You’ll notice a thrilling little splay of freckles at the bottom of her neck right at cleavage level. more Michelle Lewin

Maria Vasi

Maria Vasi is a twenty eight year old goddess from the shores of Greece. She was born in Greece, but grew up in the United States. She currently resides in New York. Her measurements:
height 5’4″
weight 126 lbs
Bust 36DD
Waist 25″
Hips 38″

With her dark hair and dark eyes and – wow – that booty, Maria is obviously going to go a long way in the world of fitness modeling. Maria says she works hard to stay in shape, and is super-disciplined when it comes to what she eats. Nutrition is about 75% of the equation, while training is 25%, at lest for Maria. more Maria Vasi

Alice Matos

Alice Matos is from Southern Brazil, where they absolutely never mess around with their fitness objectives. She says she has always looked up to Larissa Reis, another Brazilian fitness babe. Alice got hooked on competing in fitness after stepping on stage for the first time and feeling that magical thrill. She has great abs, and seems to struggle with her quads a bit. She does travel on occasion, and has competed at the Arnold Classic Bikini contest in Columbus Ohio.

You can always tell when a model is comfortable with her body. Alice stays in shape year-round and it seems to show in every single one of her photo shoots. The life of a fitness model is challenging, since you have to stay lean and be ready to shoot at the drop of a hat. Alice has obviously worked with her fair share of talented photographers, who have done a great job of capturing her incredible beauty and alluringly muscular physique. more Alice Matos

Lindsay Messina

Lindsay Messina has been on the cover of Oxygen Magazine I think five times now. In 2012, 2010, 2009, 2008, and 2007. You might think something bad happened in 2011, but don’t worry she was actually a spokesmodel that year for Oxygen at the Arnold Classic.

Lindsay stays pretty busy in the industry. Here’s a list of her whereabouts in 2011:
– WBFF Judge
– Promoter for TEAM ROCKSTAR
– NY DIVA Workshops
– Dream Tan Spokes Model at The Arnold Classic
– Oxygen Spokes Model at The Arnold Classic
– Featured in REPS! Magazine
– Max fit Girl
– Cover of Fit & Firm Magazine
– Cover in Status Magazine
And then there was 2010:
– Featured Model for the AB Roller Ad
– WBFF Fit&Firm Magazine Cover Model
– Oxygen Magazine Cover
– Knock out Abs Ad
– Model Seminar at the Fitness Universe
– Model Seminar at the Fitness America
– Hosted Fitness Universe

There are seasoned, well-connected, mainstream models who don’t get this much work or stay this busy. How does she do it? Of course part of it is the way she looks. She is beautiful and has a perfect body. But don’t discount the attitude and the brainpower. This gal knows how to network, how to help other people and encourage them to help her. more Lindsay Messina