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Tia-Marie Kelley

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Home: Delray Beach, Florida Gig: Bartender Age: 22 Height: 4'11"  Weight: 115 lb

Best move: Tia-Marie favors any training move that involves her back. "I love deadlifts and barbell rows! I like to feel the muscles moving all up and down my back," she says. "I always feel like I am getting a great workout."

Spontaneous beginning: After gaining 15 pounds in a year working at a restaurant and bar, Tia-Marie said is enough is enough. "My roommate asked me if I would like to try a figure competition. Being spontaneous and knowing I needed to get back in shape, I said yes." Now, she continues to compete. "I'm a newbie in the fitness world, and I am just proud of myself for getting this far!"

Future goals: Tia-Marie plans to inspire other women to stay fit. "I would also like to start attending school to become a pastry chef. My dream is to open a healthy bakery."

Are you more of a cardio woman or a weights gal? "I am more of a weights girl. Weights make me feel very strong inside and out."

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