LOCAL paramedic Kelly Sukroo will compete in the International Natural Bodybuilding Association’s Victorian state titles at Moonee Valley on Sunday.
In what will be her second ever sports modelling competition, she will compete in a new division, the bikini diva — open class.
This category, Kelly said, focused on a more natural look.
“It’s all about fitness, and being healthy,” she said, explaining how the competition wasn’t about being grossly muscular or super skinny.
She said judges would be looking at attributes such as symmetry, charisma and sex appeal, for a more achievable look that would inspire others to become more fit and active.
Kelly was first introduced to competitions a couple of years ago when she watched friends from a local gym compete.
She decided to give it a go as part of a personal challenge.
“I always train,” she said.
“It was just something to keep me motivated.”
Kelly said it was nerve-wracking the first time she competed, but that she got to meet some lovely people in the industry which inspired her to keep going.
Kelly will compete on Sunday at the Moonee Valley Racing Club.
Locals Rod Barbas and Shane Jacobs will also compete at Moonee Ponds on Sunday.
Shane will be competing for the first time, while Rod will return after missing the state titles in 2011.
For more read Friday’s Gippsland Times.