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The decision was difficult, but in the end Vanda Hadarean came out on top and became the Sportlab Fitness Model. Learn more about her right here as she answers question about who she is.
When the war was over and when the dust settled, the stunning Vanda Hadarean emerged as the female winner. As a judge I can say that Vanda made a powerful impact on the judges the minute that she stepped on stage.
Vanda was beautiful, she had excellent conditioning and symmetry, and her stage presence was confident and strong. It was her contest to win and she knew it – so did everyone else.
I interviewed Vanda after the competition, and this is the result. Enjoy.
[ Q ] Congratulations on your well deserved victory. Let’s start things off by telling the readers where you were born and when.
[ Q ] Do you have any brothers/sisters?
A: Yes, I have a brother and a sister. My sister is older and my brother younger.
[ Q ] How tall are you, and what’s your contest and off-season weight?
A: I am 5’3″ tall. Normally I weigh around 116 lbs. For competition, I weigh around 112 lbs.
[ Q ] What is your contest history?
Then, in June, at the Fame World Championship I placed fifth in the fitness pro division and third in the modeling advanced division.
In August, I became Miss Fitness Canada by placing first in fitness. As a result of that competition I qualified forMs. Fitness World held in Las Vegas in September. I placed forth at that competition.
Then, as you know, I competed in the Sportlab model search and came first.
[ Q ] What got you started in fitness? How did you get started in athletics?
A: My friend Yvette, encouraged me to compete. If it was not for her encouragement, I would not have thought to enter this fitness field.
I have been competing in athletics all my life, since I was six years old. That’s when I started gymnastics. That escalated to competitive gymnastics for my home country of Romania, where I went on to medal in European, World, and Olympic competitions.
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[ Q ] What keeps you motivated to keep training hard and eating right?
A: Firstly, I like the fact that I am a competitive athlete again. Also, I like to stay healthy all year long. And, finally, the next competition gives me a goal to shoot for.
[ Q ] What does your supplementation plan look like during the year, and also before you go into a show?
A: Along with a healthy meal plan, I take vitamins and minerals . I also like protein shakes sometimes. Nothing really changes for me as I go into a show; I try and maintain the same healthy habits throughout the year.
[ Q ] What kind of training routine do you follow?
A: I mostly go to the gym in the mornings. Doing the normal things such as, cardio , weights, and stretching . As I approach a competition, I will also practice my routine which is a great workout in itself.
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