If someone sat me down at the age of 10 and said, “You are going to be on the cover of a fitness magazine,” I wouldn’t have believed them in a million years!
Now, looking at photos of myself from my teens, I can hardly see the resemblance!
When I was a ten-year-old kid growing up in sunny Brisbane, I wanted to be a model. I always joke that modelling was my first love, but back then, I didn’t know the hard work it would take to get there. For about five or six years I did everything I could to get into modelling, but something was missing.
As every success-story-in-progress shows, you don’t dream dreams, you build them.
So I turned to fitness, as I knew that something had to change. I teamed up with a personal trainer who showed me how to transform my body and get into shape. I learned so much and pushed myself harder than ever before. The result? Finding the second love of my life!
I became obsessed with health and fitness - everything I did, every move I made was to improve who I was as a person, both inside and out. After a few years of non-stop training, through hard work and dedication, I finally got the opportunity to meet with Chadwick Models, one of Australia's leading model agencies. Luckily for me, they signed me up.
It wasn’t long after, that I realised my dreams had actually come true. In fact, they had become bigger than I had ever possibly imagined. I landed my first two magazine covers, DNA Magazine and Fitness First Magazine. I then went on to become internationally recognised and was signed by DT Model Management in Los Angeles. From there, it just kept getting better - I scored another two magazine covers, Spartacus International Traveller and Men’s Muscle & Health Magazine and got to meet some seriously talented people.
Today, while I still continue to have an amazing modelling career, my main goal now is to inspire my followers - you guys. My advice? Don’t hold back! Dream big! Get out there and chase your dreams! Learn to take negative energy and grow from that. Everyone possesses the ability to look the way he or she wants. And you can do anything you set your mind to. I’m a living example of that.
If I’ve learnt anything from my experience, it’s that living a healthy lifestyle has helped me in more ways than I can count. That’s why I want to share my knowledge with the people that support me most.
This is for you.