Height: 5′ 2″
Competition Weight: 108
Off Season Weight: 117
More about me: Couture Fashion Designer. I own my manufacturing company of children Tutus, Yoga & Accessories Line. What I want to be when I grow up: I am all I wanted to be. A mom, wife, friend, designer… but I strive to be a good soul! The most interesting thing about myself is that I have had an incredible life from the time of conception. I have been from Argentina, to Paris to Lebanon and back to Buenos Aires in the first 2 years of my life…I have had incredible Parents and one Amazing Argentine Icon as my Biological Father who I grew up to admire as an Athlete and one of the First Pioneers of professional, excitement-filled wrestling…I’m one lucky girl! All I have is all I want and need… the rest is more blessings!
Q: WHAT MADE YOU WANT TO TAKE YOURSELF DOWN THIS PATH?
A: Oh…well… a challenge!
I’m 41 now have two GREAT kids 12 and 9 year olds… unfortunately I have baby scars on my belly that look like a 3rd degree burn. I have never in my life worn a bikini and it’s time to let my inhibitions behind and understand that this is me and any scars that I have on my body are part of who I am…
It’s time to look at my scares as medals of honor rather than something that has gone wrong….
Q: HOW ARE YOU FEELING AS YOU PREPARE FOR YOUR COMPETITION?
A: I’m training for my very first Bikini competition.
What I’m most nervous and anxious about is going on stage barely dressed…. Oyyyy!
I’m most excited to have the will power to work hard and be part of it. Being a Momma, wife, businesswoman & housewife makes it all more challenging and having the drive and the focus makes me just so HAPPY and excited to get to that day where I’ll join all the beautiful woman gracing the stage…Out of this competition I’m trying to get out self-satisfaction and most of all represent all the Mommas who I know and love so very much…many of them will be in the crowd. I’m hopping that the competition will help women like myself understand that nothing is that far away when you want it with your heart. Perseverance is your way to success and I’m trying just that!
Q: WHAT’S THE BEST & WORST PART OF DIETING & TRAINING?
A: I’m a vegetarian that LOVES sweets, wine and carbohydrates!!!
With the competition I have learned to manage my food to be more well-rounded with meals…but to be honest I do miss my Dulce de Leche!!!!!! Being an Argentine and not being able to eat all the yummy sweets, bread and wine that my Argentinean market has to offer is the hardest thing ever! My work outs have also become more rigorous and ruthless…but I LOVE THEM! Bring it ON!
Q: HOW HAVE YOU BEEN MANAGING & BALANCING EVERYTHING ELSE IN YOUR LIFE?
A: My Husband, who I adore, keeps me sane, my kids drive me insane but I would not change anything in my life. My business has struggled for the past couple of years but with faith and the love that I have for my craft and all the girls that come to work and make our collection magical, I will keep fighting. My business drives me insane…not the creation of it all but the struggle to keep a small business afloat in this very challenging economy! My trainer, Michele, is a hard ASS but I appreciate and respect her…she just wants the best for me, I understand!
“When I became 37 I realized that I was only getting older and I wanted to see if given my all, how good could I look at 40. My motivation is myself… However all woman play a big roll in my inspiration to be the best I can be, physically and as a woman. My life outside this Madness…what madness?? Just live one day at a time making that particular day unique and fruitful. I paint my daily canvas with as many colors as I can according to that specific moment in time… I love it!”~M.Dana