Hardbody PROfiles: Meet Candice “Candy Girl” Lewis

When she took the stage at the NPC Jr. Nationals she was the clear cut winner in the Figure division, at least in my book. Candice Lewis is has the genetics that’ll make you do a double take. She’s beautiful, tall and well balanced. Combine that with polished stage presentation, a tiny waist and tight booty… well you have yourself a pro.

This weekend at the Ft. Lauderdale Cup, Candice Lewis from Arizona will make her IFBB Figure debut. Candice never finished lower than first while in the amateur ranks. She’s one to watch as she could make an immediate impact in the pro ranks. I caught up with “Candy Girl” and she shared more about herself.

Name: Candice Lewis

Born in: Chandler, Arizona

Currently Reside in: Chandler, Arizona

Any nicknames: Candy. My dad calls me candy girl.

It’s cold when the temperature gets below:

Clearly you haven’t spent much time in the Midwest. LOL

Favorite Sport:

Favorite football team: AZ Cardinals

Did you play any sports growing up: I ran track since I was 11 years old. I ran cross country and I was a cheerleader in high school.

What did you want to be when you grew up: A ballerina

Favorite past time:
Playing tether ball in school.

Those still exist? Sweet. Tether ball rocks.

Favorite band/artist:
Rihanna and Darius Ruckus

Do you like Darius as Hootie or on his own doing country? Darius doing country. Even though Hootie had some good jams back in the day.

Do you get asked about often when at the grocery store?
The clerks always ask me while I’m checking out at the grocery store “is this what I have to eat to be skinny”

Any hidden talents? I think I can sing.

Are you the oldest, middle or baby of the family?
I’m the 2nd oldest of 10

What’s your family think of you competing and becoming a pro? My family loves it. They are very supportive. My little sisters always call over their friends when I come visit them. They finally think I’m cool.

How did you get into figure competitions? I meet my trainer one day working out. It was all history from there.

Competition History:

Arizona local show 07′ 1st overall, California State 1st overall 11′, Tournament of champions 08′ 1st overall 09,Pacific Naturals 08′ 1st overall, jr nationals 1st overall 11′

How much does your weight vary between shows? About 5 pounds. I loose weight once I stop lifting.

What’s a sample of your daily eats look like?
5 Egg whites – 1/2 cup of oats
5oz fish 4oz 3-5 asparagus and 1/2 cup rice
5oz ground turkey

Biggest challenge dieting for a show? Not to over eat on the yams.. I just love them. Yummy.

What’s your favorite body part to work out? Legs

What’s the key to building a kick ass set of wheels? Lunges and lunges with weights and more lunges and squares.

How do you feel you look compared to Jr. Nationals en route to your pro debut? I’m more balance and I feel I have a more mature look. Because I been lifting more.

How important has having a trainer been for you? It’s one of the most important parts for me. Damian Sagovia keep me motivated on my off days.

If you could give other women some advice on staying healthy and fit what would it be?
My advice would be to make staying health and fit apart of your everyday life. Like brushing your teeth.

Do you enjoy modeling? I enjoy modeling because it gives me a chance to inspire people to workout.

What do you do to “get into the zone” of model?
Music gets me in the zone for anything.

Goal for the industry: I would like to make this my career. They say “Do what makes you happy and you’ll never work a day in your life.”

I couldn’t agree more with that quote.

If 10 years you’d like to…?
Be a fitness model help people to live a health fit life.

How can people find you? Icandylewis on twitter.

Anyone you’d like to thank: God, friends and family My trainer Damian Sagovia fb friend. The NPC & IFBB and you, Isaac Hinds for this interview. 🙂

All the best, you have a bright future ahead! Check out a few photos of Candice here.

Disclaimer: Reader discretion advised, please consult your physician before beginning any exercise or diet program.