She has become the first Brazilian Bodybuilder female, to receive a Pro Card of the International Federation of Bodybuilders (IFBB) the main world federation for this sport.
Monica has been involved in many other sports throughout her life: Cycling, Martial Arts, Gymnastics among others, this activities set her physical base, but she started lifting weights in1986 as part of her training, it took many years for her decide to take on competitive Bodybuilding. It was in 1994 when she successfully competed for the first time wining every: State, Inter-State, Regional and Nationals twice and Bodybuilding championships like South-American and Iberia-American championships. The next step for her was the World Amateur Woman’s & Mixed Pairs Bodybuilding Championships, reaching the 4th spot.
In January 1998, she finally earned her Pro Card due her condition of number one in her country and the continent, and her many national and international victories, which opened the doors for competing in top bodybuilding contests as a professional athlete.
Currently she competes in high profile North American stages and has entered in the spotlight of the Bodybuilding media, appearing in specialized magazines like Flex, Musclemag,Women’s Physique World, Ironman…Part of the attention she gets from the observers are her exotic and flashy looks, nice ripped condition, as well as her excellent legs: perfectly shaped and razor sharp thighs and calves with a good muscle size, which make the greatest impact in the eyes of the fans. Since her lower body is considered one of the bests in the sport, it used to overpower the upper side, affecting her overall symmetry and stopping from placing higher in professional events.
Besides her training for top professional events like Ms. International, Jan Tana, placing Brazil in the top spots of this sport, when she used to live there she was active promoter of bodybuilding in many states of her country, already enjoying a relatively good popularity there.
Name: Monica Martin
Place of Birth: Brazil Date: December 26 (Capricorn)
Occupation: Personal Trainer, Formed in University to Physical Education and fitness model.
Bodybuilding background: Been competing since 94, turned pro in 98.
Monica’s favorite body parts to train: Her legs and calves
Height: 5’4″ Weight: 145L-off season/135L-pre-contest
Hair: Black Eyes: Grey
CHEST 38 C
BICEPS 15 inch
HIPS 35 inch
QUADS 25 inch
CALVES 17 1/2 inch
BB SQUATS 160K
LEG PRESS 500K
BB OR DB PRESS 120K
BICEP CURLS 60K
FAVORITE COLOURS: Black, Blue, White.
FAVORITE PERFUME: Reyane
FAVORITE FLOWER: Sunflower, Chrysanthemum and Orchid.
FAVORITE ACTOR/ACTRESS: Al Pacino, Sophia Loren
FAVORITE MOVIE: I like Matrix .
KIND OF MUSIC: I like classic rock, pop, 70&80, some jazz, soul, instrumental, Brazilian music, classic ( I love Bach)
BEST BOOK: Adonai by jorge Adoum)
FAVORITE FOOD: Oats for breakfast, sushi & sashimi for lunch or dinner, ice cream, cookies an cakes (I love sweet things in general)
HOBBIES: see movies, walk in the museum and art galleries, listen music, roller blade , cuisine, sew, cycling, martial arts, travel
LIKES: to use my imagination, learn new things, honesty, true friendship, gentleness, cleverness, polite and intelligent people
DISLIKES:dumbness, selfishness, hypocrisy, lies, gossips, envy, cheats, profiteurs and opportunists
HOW CAN YOU BEST DESCRIBE YOURSELF AND YOUR FUTURE PLANS I like to help people to find them style I can say I have a sharp vision for that, I feel pretty happy with myself outside and inside( I mean in the good ways) I have a strong personality , passionate, I like to be honest with my feelings if I think something I have to say, I love my friends, I like to be perfectionist in everything what I do . My future plan is to have my own business and have my mom living with me.
WHAT IS YOUR MOTTO “The best challenge is win yourself”