Lea Waide IFBB Fitness Pro
How did you get interested in
I got interested in fitness competitions after seeing a Fitness America pageant on TV
How was your first show like, any interesting experiences?
It was great....I won!
What do you like and dislike about competing?
I love pretty much every aspect of competing except putting on pro tan! I love the build up, the training, the stress, the pressure, choreographing, designing my suits, the performance...it all rocks!
What are your future goals in this industry?
I would like to qualify for the Olympia and win a pro show. I would also like to be successful in my pursuit of being a sports model.
What do you see yourself doing in 10 years?
Sports modeling on the side and working full time as a stunt person.
Please tell us something special about you that most people
I got my first job as a dancer when I was 16 working in a show at Libertyland Theme Park in Memphis, TN.
Any additional notes? People you would like to thank?
My family supports me 100% in my endeavors and I wouldn't be able to pursue my dreams if it were not for them. My trainer, Nannette Johnstone, has been the '1 most important person in my life for all of her motivation and emotional support. She also has the most innovative and unique training techniques and I can't imagine ever being able to replace her! My best friend, IFBB Pro Bridgette Newell, has been so wonderful to me and treated me like her 5th child in taking care of me. And lastly I would like to say thank you to both my nutritionalists Kim Oddo and Troy Johnson for being incredibly patient and understanding with me. Being a successful competitor takes a winning team and I could never have accomplished everything I have without these people!
-2000 Ms. Fitness Arizona
-2000 Ms. Fitness Palm Springs
-2000 Ms. Fitness USA; 6th place
-2001 Nevada State Overall Fitness Winner
-2001 NPC USA; 17th
-2002 NPC USA; 7th
-2002 NPC Nationals; 3rd
-2003 NPC USA; 1st
-2004 Southwest Pro; 17th
-2005 Emerald Cup; 17th
Date of Birth: 3/27/80
Born/Grew up in: West Point, MS
Current Residence: In between homes right now...soon to be LA in July
Marital Status: very single
Current Occupation: Fitness Model; attending Stunt school and Bartending school in June before moving to LA
Favorite Hobby: hiking, biking, kayaking, playing with my doggies..anything active and outdoors!
Favorite Food: Ice cream and pizza
Favorite Music: Norah Jones, Linkin Park; 50 Cent
Best Bodypart: butt
Years Training: 5