Award-winning bodybuilder Dani Reardon was liquored up when she beat up her live-in boyfriend and kicked in his windshield early Sunday, police say. The 24-year-old then allegedly bashed her head repeatedly into the cage of a patrol vehicle after her arrest in Orange County, Florida.
Reardon — an Internet-famous power lifter known online as “Little Monstar” — was charged with resisting arrest and domestic violence. She allegedly tackled and hit her beau, pulled out plants, cracked the truck windshield and screamed at Edgewood police when they arrived, according to the Sun Sentinel.
Name: Tanya Etessam
Sponsor: Top Secret Nutrition
Location: Miami Beach, FL
Years Training: 5
Sport: IFBB Figure Pro
Contest Weight: 135lbs
Off-Season Weight: 128lbs
Tanya overcame anorexia and got into weight training and good nutrition at the age of 19. She is now a Top Secret Nutrition sponsored athlete, and an IFBB figure Pro.
Height: 5’6” – 167 cm
Weight: 120 lbs – 54 kg
Location: Dominican Republic
How did you get started with bodybuilding?
I started training in 2011 due to a physical condition called scoliosis and the doctors said that I had to start exercising in order to strengthen my back or I would suffer pain for the rest of my life. I was training with no discipline or drive but then in January of 2013 I decided to change that and I set new goals. I saw pictures of great athletes and started admiring those bodies and decided that I wanted to look like them. So I hired a coach with experience in bodybuilding and he helped prepare me to get in the best shape of my life. At that same time the most important bodybuilding event in my country was coming up and my coach was preparing himself and other athletes to compete for it. I told him that I too wanted to compete as I knew it would put pressure on me to take my physique to the next level.
My name is Dani Reardon. I am 23 years old and compete as and IFBB PRO in the womens physique division. I have a masters degree in exercise physiology and absolutely love learning about the human body. I strongly belive in positive afformations, a strong mind and consistency. Everyone always asks me how did I get into bodybuilding?
Kristy Hakwins was born and raised in Texas in 1980. In 1994, she started attending Longview High School. In 1998, she graduated from high school and started attending Texas A&M University that same year. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering in 2002, graduating summa cum laude and with University and Foundation Honors. She earned a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in 2005. She graduated from Caltech in 2008 with a Ph.D. in chemical engineering. Continue Reading…
My fitness “career” sort of began in high school. I was a late-blooming, ugly duckling with no guidance as far as fashion or beauty went, so I was extremely susceptible to society’s standards on the matter. It should come as no surprise that I developed horrible eating habits (or lack thereof, since I was essentially trying to starve myself into being “attractive”) and my self-confidence was completely dead. I realized it was going to take a lot more than skipping meals and doing a few sit-ups to drag me out of my depression. I was already a part of the soccer team at my high school, so I joined a weight lifting class, and cross country in order to expand my experience in fitness. The work eventually paid off, and I also gained enough confidence to decide for myself what I see as beauty; determination, hard work, and success. Continue Reading…
I am a make-up artist, hair stylist and new mum. I love fitness and I love being involved in the bodybuilding community. I started my competition journey in October of 2010; I was just a girl who trained in the gym and lived a pretty normal life.
I remember going to watch my first show in May 2010 and being blown away by the awesome women I saw on stage. I realised how much dedication and determination went into what they were doing. It was love at first sight and I was hooked. I decided that day that I was going to compete that October.
My first time on stage was electric — it was an amazing experience and I placed third, which was a massive bonus. I was just happy getting up there but placing in my first comp was unbelievable.