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  • The perfect body illusion

    The perfect body illusion

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    Do you wish to look like the girl in the magazine? I will let you in on a secret… the girl in the magazine doesn’t even look like that.  I know: I have been that girl.  Representations of the ‘perfect’..

  • Hanging up the bikini: why I quit fitness competitions

    Hanging up the bikini: why I quit fitness competitions

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    In October 2014, at age 31, I achieved the award that marked the pinnacle of my fitness competition career: the coveted Bikini Athlete Pro Card. Standing onstage in a Hertfordshire theatre, smiling for the winner’s photographs, I appeared the epitome..